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“At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.” -Albert Schweitzer It was an action-packed week here at Starts With A Bang, where we took on all of the following:…

“Science is the one human activity that is truly progressive. The body of positive knowledge is transmitted from generation to generation.” -Edwin Hubble We really got into some wondrous stuff here at Starts With A Bang this past week, including: Can we see our galaxy’s supermassive black hole? (for Ask Ethan), Averaging inanimate objects can produce human faces,…

“You are all wave particles when I close my eyes. I am no more entranced by your entanglement than a butterfly is to a bee.” -Solange nicole This past week at Starts With A Bang saw a flurry of activity, including a wonderful variety of new stories, like: Would a scientist bet their life on a theory? (for…

“It is better to have your head in the clouds, and know where you are… than to breathe the clearer atmosphere below them, and think that you are in paradise.” -Henry David Thoreau Every week at Starts With A Bang is special, but we made an amazing move, over to Forbes, which is the new home of…

“As I was going up the stair I met a man who wasn’t there. He wasn’t there again today. I wish, I wish he’d stay away.” -Hughes Mearns Although every week at Starts With A Bang is special, there’s something extra special brewing here. Sure, we’ve got the “normal stuff” of the articles we’ve written: Do galaxies die? (for Ask…

“It says here that a bolt of lightning is going to strike the clock tower at precisely 10:04 p.m. next Saturday night! If… If we could somehow harness this lightning… channel it into the flux capacitor… it just might work. Next Saturday night, we’re sending you back to the future! ” –Doc Brown, Back to…

“The more people rationalize cheating, the more it becomes a culture of dishonesty. And that can become a vicious, downward cycle. Because suddenly, if everyone else is cheating, you feel a need to cheat, too.” –Stephen Covey It’s been a really eventful week, with topics from the fundamental to the cosmic all under scrutiny here at Starts…

“In the world of the very small, where particle and wave aspects of reality are equally significant, things do not behave in any way that we can understand from our experience of the everyday world…all pictures are false, and there is no physical analogy we can make to understand what goes on inside atoms. Atoms…

“Today we have touched Mars. There is life on Mars, and it is us—extensions of our eyes in all directions, extensions of our mind, extensions of our heart and soul have touched Mars today. That’s the message to look for there: We are on Mars. We are the Martians!” -Ray Bradbury It was a busy…

“Making a wrong decision is understandable. Refusing to search continually for learning is not.” -Phil Crosby It was a busy week, from science to politics to the simple question of Earth’s color here at Starts With A Bang. As always, you didn’t disappoint, with plenty to say about it all, and I’m stoked to continue the conversation. Just…