The Science of the Cosmic Microwave Background

“The radiation left over from the Big Bang is the same as that in your microwave oven but very much less powerful. It would heat your pizza only to -271.3°C, not much good for defrosting the pizza, let alone cooking it.” –Stephen Hawking One of the most powerful predictions of the Big Bang — the … Read moreThe Science of the Cosmic Microwave Background

Weekend Diversion: The Light that's Right for Night

“As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.” –Carl Jung During the daytime, light is plentiful and abundant, and the majority of our waking lives are optimized for that. But more and more of us are active late into the … Read moreWeekend Diversion: The Light that's Right for Night