“You may not feel outstandingly robust, but if you are an average-sized adult you will contain within your modest frame no less than 7 × 10^18 joules of potential energy—enough to explode with the force of thirty very large hydrogen bombs, assuming you knew how to liberate it and really wished to make a point.” –Bill Bryson
At the end of every week, I entertain a reader-submitted question or suggestion for our Ask Ethan series, and every once in a while I get a question that science simply doesn’t have the complete answer to. For this week, it’s the question of the matter-antimatter asymmetry.
But just because we don’t know everything about why our Universe — everywhere we look — appears to be made up of matter and not antimatter doesn’t mean we don’t know some amazing and powerful things about how it happened!
Go and read the full story, and learn about the frontiers of our scientific knowledge!