“I see a lot of new faces. But, you know the old saying, ‘out with the old, in with the nucleus.’” –The Simpsons Looking around the Universe today, there’s no doubt that there’s plenty of hydrogen and helium around; after all, it’s the nuclear fusion of hydrogen into helium that powers the vast majority of stars … Read moreWhy did the Universe start off with Hydrogen, Helium, and not much else?
“It surprises me how disinterested we are today about things like physics, space, the universe and philosophy of our existence, our purpose, our final destination. It’s a crazy world out there. Be curious.” –Stephen Hawking One of the most existential questions humanity has ever asked is the question of our origins: where do I come from? Inspired by … Read moreFrom Nothing to You in 10 Sentences
“We have been forced to admit for the first time in history not only the possibility of the fact of the growth and decay of the elements of matter. With radium and with uranium we do not see anything but the decay. And yet, somewhere, somehow, it is almost certain that these elements must be … Read moreA relic from the primitive Universe… in our own backyard!
“If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the Universe.” –Carl Sagan The Universe is a lot like an extremely intricate cake. We view it today as a snapshot in time, now that it’s complete. We can view the whole thing from one point of view, determined by where … Read moreYes, we really, REALLY need Dark Matter!
“It took less than an hour to make the atoms, a few hundred million years to make the stars and planets, but five billion years to make man!” –George Gamow Earlier today, a video (from last month) was released where one of the members of the US House of Representative — a member who sits … Read moreWhy I am a liar straight from the pit of hell