Archives for April, 2010

People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within. -Elisabeth Kübler-Ross Welcome back to The Greatest Story Ever Told, where we’re covering the natural history of the Universe from before the Big…

Do we live inside a Wormhole’s neck?

“Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.” -Groucho Marx “While no one has proved that wormholes exist, that does not for a moment keep the more adventurous of thinkers from trying to figure how they might behave.” -Michael Lemonick, Time magazine Wormholes.…

“I created this project for fun. Initially, I had no business goals with it. I created this project recently. I was and still am a teenager myself, that is why I had a certain feeling of what other teenagers would want to see on the Internet. I myself enjoyed talking to friends with Skype using…

“Cosmologists are often in error, but never in doubt.” -Lev Landau I’ve been telling you about the Big Bang, the greatest story ever told, and the entire natural history of the Universe. Let’s remind you — historically — of how our conception of the Universe changed as we learned more about our surroundings. Maybe the…

My Brush With Fame?

Those of you who’ve been reading Starts With A Bang since this last summer may have seen this article I wrote — The Math of the Fastest Human Alive — about Usain Bolt’s world record in the 100 meter dash. Little did I know what type of interest this would generate. A few weeks after…

Don’t Write off Fermilab Yet!

“By early 2011, [Fermilab’s Tevatron] will have recorded enough data to either find the Higgs or rule it out. -New Scientist, August 2009 Sure, there’s a whole lot of well-deserved hoopla about the LHC, the world’s #1 particle accelerator in terms of energy! But don’t forget about #2, Fermilab’s Tevatron, which also holds the honor…

The most formidable weapon against errors of every kind is reason. I have never used any other, and I trust I never shall. -Thomas Paine I’ve been telling you the history of the Universe over the past few months in serial. Parts 1 through 8 are currently up, and have taken us from Inflation up…

“But with dogs, we do have ‘bad dog.’ Bad dog exists. ‘Bad dog! Bad dog! Stole a biscuit, bad dog!’ The dog is saying, ‘Who are you to judge me? You human beings who’ve had genocide, war against people of different creeds, colors, religions, and I stole a biscuit?! Is that a crime? People of…

Why must I feel like that? Why must I chase the cat? Nothin’ but the dog in me. -George Clinton (And I’ll get it stuck in your head, too, if you like. Have a go at the extended 10-minute version.) Welcome back to the next installment of The Greatest Story Ever Told: the history of…