Posts tagged "physics"

Carl Sagan’s Getting A Biopic!

Do you love space? Then you’ll love this: Carl Sagan’s life is getting the Hollywood treatment, according to a new announcement from Warner Bros. Pictures. And it sounds like it’s going to be great – Sagan’s widow Ann Druyan will be producing the film, and other credits will include Courtenay Valenti, who worked on

Rebecca Vipond Brink / August 18, 2015

Science ‘N’ Stuff: The Big Bang Might Not Exist, And The Universe Might Literally Be Forever – Where Are My Physicists At?!

There’s a new model that hypothesizes that the universe did not start with the Big Bang, and that, in fact, the universe has no beginning or end in time. Like, the universe never started, and the universe is never going to end.
I’ll do my best to explain this, not being a physicist or astronomer:…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 11, 2015

Neil DeGrasse Tyson Explains The End Of “Interstellar”

I don’t think this video will spoil much for you, but my text might, so SPOILERS, possibly. In this video Neil DeGrasse Tyson explains some of the more confusing theoretical points of the end of “Interstellar,” specifically regarding the movie’s treatment of the dimension of time. This is a good primer on time as the…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 18, 2014

Candy Physics Is My New Favorite Branch Of Science

Finally a team of physicists has devoted the proper time and effort to answering the age old question, “Is it better to bite into a round piece of candy, or continually suck on it?” In a paper poetically titled, “Sticky physics of joy: On the dissolution of spherical candies,” researchers from the University of Graz…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / September 10, 2012

Girls Like Math

More and more of us are studying math in college, and not just Stats 101 to fulfill a requirement. According to research released in the journal Science, women earned 48 percent of undergrad degrees in math. Sadly, we still lag behind in physics and engineering. Maybe the Nerd Girls will change that. [AP via WSJ]…

Catherine Strawn / July 24, 2008