Ask Ethan #13: Where does matter come from?

“If you see an antimatter version of yourself running towards you, think twice before embracing.” –J. Richard Gott III It may not occur to you that it’s a special thing that the Earth and everything found on it is made of matter; it seems intuitive that it couldn’t be any other way. And yet, the … Read moreAsk Ethan #13: Where does matter come from?

Scientific Paradoxes are Omens of Advance

“Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, and not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science.” -Charles Darwin There are problems with science today, no doubt. With all the knowledge we’ve accumulated about the Universe, from … Read moreScientific Paradoxes are Omens of Advance

Explaining the Higgs: on TV last night!

“We knew that we had indeed done something that was very different and very exciting, but we still didn’t expect it to have something to do with physical reality.” –Gerald Guralnik, co-developer of the Higgs mechanism Might as well make this entire week “Higgs week” here on Starts With A Bang, given how important yesterday’s … Read moreExplaining the Higgs: on TV last night!