Both effects could be responsible for a redshift. But only one makes sense for our Universe. In physics, like in life, there are often multiple solutions to a problem that […]
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In honor of Earth Day, I wanted to share an article written by my former colleague Ross Robertson for EnlightenNext magazine called “A Brighter Shade of Green: Rebooting Environmentalism for the 21stCentury.” […]
Evolution is by definition a difficult concept to grasp since you can't observe it happening in front of you. Nevertheless, some unlikely converts are coming over to Bill Nye's point of view.
I always say, there is nothing sexier than a man with a lot of credit card debt. Let the other ladies have the husbands who have made smart financial decisions, […]
In the busy world of the 21st century shouldn't we be making it easier, not harder, to vote?
In the days of the Wild West, the posters used to read ‘Wanted! Dead or Alive’. Now in the White House we must presume they read, ‘Wanted! Dead,Not Alive!’ This […]
The Lyric Theatre in Shaftesbury Avenue, London was packed to overflowing last night with a galaxy of stars – and ordinary footsoldiers – who had all come to pay tribute to the late […]
I once booked a hire car to drive from Binghamton in New York State to Toronto. As I recall it was a four by four with plenty of space in […]
Why are the rest masses of fundamental particles related like this? When it comes to the nature of matter in the Universe, the Standard Model describes the known elementary particles perfectly […]
The Sudbury neutrino observatory, which was instrumental in demonstrating neutrino oscillations and the massiveness of neutrinos. With additional results from atmospheric, solar, and terrestrial observatories and experiments, we may not […]
The Standard Model explains all the particles and interactions we see. But it can’t explain this. Of all the particles that we know of, the elusive neutrino is by far the […]
And, even with all we know, what still remains unexplained? At a fundamental level, our Universe is made of particles, forces, interactions, and the fabric of space and time. Spacetime […]
Our dark matter searches have yet to yield a robust detection. Could we be looking in all the wrong places? There’s perhaps no more fundamental question to ask than, “what is […]
Forget those WIMPy WIMPs, and move on up to WIMPzillas! “Eight solid light-years of lead…is the thickness of that metal in which you would need to encase yourself if you […]
More than any other nation, Japan tends to feel comfortable with the idea of humanoid robots entering the home.
In the 20th century, many options abounded as to our cosmic origins. Today, only the Big Bang survives, thanks to this critical evidence.
The first set of James Webb's images blew us all away. In just 2 mere months, it's seen highlights that no one could have predicted.
No. No no no. Just... no. The JWST has truly blown our scientific minds, but it's a pure crackpot idea that the Big Bang is now disproven.
If you want to understand the Universe, cosmologically, you just can't do it without the Friedmann equation. With it, the cosmos is yours.
Even the most brilliant mind in history couldn't have achieved all he did without significant help from the minds of others.
Yes, the Universe is expanding, but you might wonder, "How fast is it expanding?"
Hubble's deepest views of space revealed fewer than 10% of the Universe's galaxies. James Webb will change that forever.
We know it couldn't have began from a singularity. So how small could it have been at the absolute minimum?
After more than two decades of precision measurements, we've now reached the "gold standard" for how the pieces don't fit.
Even without the greatest individual scientist of all, every one of his great scientific advances would still have occurred. Eventually.
Previously, only the brightest and most active galaxies could pierce the obscuring wall of cosmic dust. At last, normal galaxies break through.
The universe is filled with unlikely events, but is also full of ways to fool ourselves.
We used to think the Big Bang meant the universe began from a singularity. Nearly 100 years later, we're not so sure.
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If it wasn’t a singularity, how small could it have been? Today, when you look out in any direction as far as the laws of physics allow us to see, the […]