The scale of the universe mapped to branches of science.
“What makes people distrust science? Surprisingly, not politics” is an insightful piece recently penned in Aeon magazine by psychology professor Bastiaan T Rutjens. Continue reading Trust in Science
A graphical representation of the Arecibo message, humanity’s first attempt to use radio waves to actively communicate its existence to alien civilizations
John Smart, a colleague of mine in the Evolution, Cognition and Complexity Group, has advanced the transcension hypothesis. Continue reading The “Transcension Hypothesis” and the “Fermi Paradox”
Lisa Randall is professor of physics at Harvard and author of the just-released Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs: The Astounding Interconnectedness of the Universe. She
also just penned an essay in the Boston Globe “Seeing dark matter as the key to the universe — and human empathy.” I thought it one of the best I’ve read this year. She begins the essay: Continue reading Lisa Randall: Dark Matter
The Hubble Telescope has revealed an unimaginably immense and beautiful universe. Continue reading Mario Livio: The Hubble Telescope and Our Immense Universe
Two days ago I wrote a post about “the recent discussion that black holes might not exist.” I was careful to use the word “might,” because I knew that preliminary scientific ideas are typically sensationalized in the media. Continue reading Black Holes and Truth in Science