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“Men who wish to know about the world must learn about it in its particular details.” -Heraclitus This past week at Starts With A Bang put on quite a show, and you — as always — didn’t disappoint. If you missed anything, here’s what went on: Learning to chill (a guest post from Paul Halpern), Does a…

“Perhaps in time the so-called Dark Ages will be thought of as including our own.” -Georg C. Lichtenberg There was so much action on Starts With A Bang this week, from darkness to the brightest lights, that it’s going to be a bear choosing what to highlight from the comments. Here’s what this past week saw: The…

“An asteroid or a supervolcano could certainly destroy us, but we also face risks the dinosaurs never saw: An engineered virus, nuclear war, inadvertent creation of a micro black hole, or some as-yet-unknown technology could spell the end of us.” -Elon Musk We’ve covered a ton this week on Starts With A Bang, ranging from the earliest times…

“I do not think, sir, you have any right to command me, merely because you are older than I, or because you have seen more of the world than I have; your claim to superiority depends on the use you have made of your time and experience.” -Charlotte Brontë Our exploration of the Universe, near…

“Science knows no country, because knowledge belongs to humanity, and is the torch which illuminates the world.” -Louis Pasteur Well, it’s been another doozy of a week here on Starts With A Bang, and we’ve run the gamut from the far future to the smallest theoretical scales, from Hubble to the highest energies. If you missed…

“The heart can get really cold if all you’ve known is winter.” -Benjamin Alire Sáenz If you didn’t read everything this week on Starts With A Bang, it’s hard to blame you. Each week, on practically a daily basis, we’ve got new pieces coming at you, sharing the wonders of the Universe in our own unique…

“The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.” -Marcel Proust As another fine week comes to a close at Starts With A Bang, let’s take a look back at all the topics we’ve taken on: Where did light first come from? (for Ask Ethan), Zooming into a fractal (for our Weekend Diversion),…

“Originality is the fine art of remembering what you hear but forgetting where you heard it.” -Laurence J. Peter This past week was a super busy one on Starts With A Bang, from dark energy to stars to a fabulous book review and more! Just in the last seven days, we’ve looked at: What if dark energy…

“The simple fact of existence, of being aware that you are aware; this to me is the most astounding fact.” -William Hurt There was so much that happened this past week on Starts With A Bang, from eruptions to bad science reporting to black holes and more, that we couldn’t help but share so much with…

“The simple fact of existence, of being aware that you are aware; this to me is the most astounding fact.” -William Hurt It’s amazing how quickly a week can go by, yet equally amazing how much a week can contain. First the first time since we’ve begun having contributor posts here at Starts With A Bang,…