The coat of arms of a 15th century Italian noble family by the name of Borromeo featured three interlocking circles. Among the many interpretations, it can be said to represent the inter-marriages that had bound the Borromeos inseparably to two other noble families — a strong, stable alliance that served the family well over many [...]..
It’s the physics story that keeps on going and going and going, just like the Energizer Bunny. BICEP2 is still generating headlines as the Backlash to the Big Bang Discovery Gathers Steam...
By a quirk of the calendar, this week’s linkfest falls on my birthday. And the Internet gave me an early gift: I made a list — Eight of Twitter’s coolest geeks.
Wednesday night I joined Jon Ronson, Carl Zimmer, Ophira Eisenberg, and Sarah Schlesinger in Brooklyn to tell stories in celebration of the Story Collider’s fourth anniversary.
Jen-Luc Piquant was transfixed along with everyone else this week over those beached dead whales in Newfoundlound: will they or won’t they explode?
To be or not to be? Audiences have thrilled to these immortal lines for centuries, identifying with Hamlet's existential dilemma. William Shakespeare was a master at evoking powerful emotions in people, and now audience members have the chance to influence a performance in turn, via various biofeedback techniques...
Astronauts on a routine repair mission for the Hubble Space Telescope find themselves coping with more than they bargained for in the pulse-pounding opening sequence of Alfonso Cuaron's Oscar-winning film, Gravity...
It was a busy week on the shameless self-promotion front. I chatted with Sonali Kolhatkar of Uprising Rradio (KPFK) about my book, Me, Myself and Why — there’s even video.
This week fans of the night sky and space exploration celebrated the Birth of Human Spaceflight, with Yuri’s Night. Related (kinda): “You can’t take the sky from me.” The First Instagram From Space Is Of An Astronaut In A Firefly T-Shirt...
There were several physics news items this week, coming on the heels of the APS April Meeting in Savannah Georgia. Like a BOSS: Astronomers make the most precise measurement yet of the expanding universe...
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