Humans have always entertained two basic theories about the origin of the universe. “In one of them, the universe emerges in a single instant of creation (as in the Jewish-Christian and the Brazilian Carajás cosmogonies),” the cosmologists Mario Novello and Santiago Perez-Bergliaffa noted in 2008. In the other, “the universe is eternal, consisting of an infinite […]Read more "How the Universe Got Its Bounce Back"
The Sound So Loud That It Circled the Earth Four Times The 1883 eruption on Krakatoa may be the loudest noise the Earth has ever made. It was 10:02 a.m. local time when the sound emerged from the island of Krakatoa, which sits between Java and Sumatra in Indonesia. It was heard 1,300 miles away […]Read more "Loudest Noise the Earth has ever made."
Hypatia, (born c. 355 ce—died March 415, Alexandria), mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher who lived in a very turbulent era in Alexandria’s history. She is the earliest female mathematician of whose life and work reasonably detailed knowledge exists. Hypatia was the daughter of Theon of Alexandria, himself a mathematician and astronomer and the last attested member […]Read more "Hypatia & Library of Alexandria"
Science published a study including “strong evidence that Voyager 1,” an unmanned spacecraft launched in 1977, “has crossed the heliopause into the nearby interstellar plasma.” Don’t let the scientific understatement fool you—the researchers are saying that the craft became the first handiwork of humanity to slip out of our cozy solar system and start exploring […]Read more "In Space, No One Can Hear Frank Sinatra (Yet)"
Alien life could be so advanced it becomes indistinguishable from physics. Perhaps Arthur C. Clarke was being uncharacteristically unambitious. He once pointed out that any sufficiently advanced technology is going to be indistinguishable from magic. If you dropped in on a bunch of Paleolithic farmers with your iPhone and a pair of sneakers, you’d undoubtedly […]Read more "Is Physical Law an Alien Intelligence?"
Carl Edward Sagan was an American astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist and a science communicator. He, without any doubt, inspired many people to be curious about the universe. No one will ever match his talent as the “gatekeeper of scientific credibility”. No one has ever explained space, in all its bewildering glory, as well as Sagan did. […]Read more "10 TIMES CARL SAGAN LITERALLY BLEW OUR MINDS"
Are you lucky or unlucky? It’s not the universe or random chance that makes you that way—it’s your own thoughts and behaviors. How We Know English psychologist and author Richard Wiseman once performed a 10-year study into the science of luck. He placed ads in the newspaper calling for people who considered themselves very lucky […]Read more "Luck is Predictable!"