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A New Adventure for a New Year!

“Actually, I wasn’t happy or sad. I was medium. And medium is the happiest that I’ll ever be.” -Axe Cop It’s been an amazing journey over the years, sharing the joys and wonders of the Universe with you. From the smallest subatomic particles, the most fundamental interactions and the shortest timescales imaginable to the stars, galaxies,…

A Note To My Readers

Dear Reader(s): This is Ethan, and I’m writing this to you to let you know that I owe you an apology. I have gotten so excited with the idea of bringing the story of the Universe to you — to tell you how we got from the birth of the Universe to the present day,…

The Earth is More than 6000 Years Old!

Even creationists have said that if you find something that’s alive now that’s over 6000 years old, it would prove to them that the Earth is at least that old. Previously, the oldest tree in the world was thought to be a Bristlecone Pine in California, known as the Methuselah tree, at 4,840 years old…

Great things await you online…

Three awesome things are going on today for you, and I invite you to check them all out: The latest Carnival of Space is live, where you have your choice of 23 different astronomical topics to choose from. Of course, my post this week on galaxies and how they’re made is on there, too! Pamela…

Setting up for the Blogosphere

In preparation for the launch of startswithabang.com, I am attempting to embed a video I had found on youtube, of the slow-motion ignition of a lighter. How does this work?  The video demonstrates that to make something very simple happen (to get a sustained, controlled flame out of a compact piece of equipment), a lot of…