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“Life is tragic simply because the earth turns and the sun inexorably rises and sets, and one day, for each of us, the sun will go down for the last, last time.” -James A. Baldwin But each day is a chance for hope, learning something new and experiencing something wonderful. In fact, in just a…

“Soccer matches should be something special, something people eagerly look forward to, something that brightens life.” -P. J. O’Rourke Well, my World Cup fanatics, the time is upon us. The 2014 World Cup is here and off to a spectacular start! No doubt, some of you have incredibly fond memories of previous soccer/fútbol matches; for…

“It suddenly struck me that that tiny pea, pretty and blue, was the Earth. I put up my thumb and shut one eye, and my thumb blotted out the planet Earth. I didn’t feel like a giant. I felt very, very small.” -Neil Armstrong When you think about the faintest object in the Messier catalogue…

“I guess I just prefer to see the dark side of things. The glass is always half-empty. And cracked. And I just cut my lip on it. And chipped a tooth.” -Janeane Garofalo During the week, it’s all about the natural wonders of the Universe here, about what we know and how we know it,…

“The real deal is always going to win in the end.” -Bill Hybels I always do my best to cut through the hype and give it to you straight here at Starts With A Bang, and that means telling you the secrets of the Universe and the truth about our physical reality to the absolute best…

“Sometimes a person has to go a very long distance out of his way to come back a short distance correctly.” -Edward Albee Every week on Ask Ethan, we’ve been taking a look at my favorites of the questions you send in. And one of the things you’ve been wondering about is this: when we…

“I see miracles all around me Stop and look, it’s all astounding Water, fire, air and dirt Fucking magnets, how do they work?” -Insane Clown Posse Oh, Insane Clown Posse, is there any amount of education that could ever change you? On the one hand, magnetism is a lot more counterintuitive than simple mechanics, I…

“You cannot, in human experience, rush into the light. You have to go through the twilight into the broadening day before the noon comes and the full sun is upon the landscape.” -Woodrow Wilson You might think of black holes as cosmic rarities, but the fact of the matter is that pretty much every time we…

“It’s a brilliant surface in that sunlight. The horizon seems quite close to you because the curvature is so much more pronounced than here on earth. It’s an interesting place to be. I recommend it.” -Neil Armstrong Whether it’s a job, a college/University, a scholarship or a competitive program, we’ve all had occasions where we’ve…

“Conceit spoils the finest genius. There is not much danger that real talent or goodness will be overlooked long; even if it is, the consciousness of possessing and using it well should satisfy one, and the great charm of all power is modesty.” -Louisa May Alcott On Messier Monday, we take a look at one…