BlakeWoodRook
BlakeWoodRook
@BlakeWoodRook
128 Stories | 12 Followers | 1,2k Upvotes
· 9,3k reads
We are increasingly relying on digital devices to record information in our place. While such use of digital technologies might free up our brain to focus on other tasks, is there not a long-term risk …
We are increasingly relying on digital devices to record information in our place. While such use of digital technologies might …
· 44k reads
Our universe grows a little bigger every day. Empty space is expanding, sweeping galaxies further and further apart. Even starlight traversing this swelling nothingness is stretched like a rubber band.The astronomical evidence for the …
Our universe grows a little bigger every day. Empty space is expanding, sweeping galaxies further and further apart. Even starlight …
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We all know that our bodies deteriorate as we get older. By trying to understand why, scientists are hoping that they may eventually be able to slow down, or even stop, this process. Why …
We all know that our bodies deteriorate as we get older. By trying to understand why, scientists are hoping that …
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In 1909, Ernest Rutherford, Hans Geiger and Ernest Marsden took a piece of radium and used it to fire charged particles at a sheet of gold foil. They wanted to test the then-dominant theory that atoms …
In 1909, Ernest Rutherford, Hans Geiger and Ernest Marsden took a piece of radium and used it to fire charged particles …
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Transitions are everywhere we look. Water freezes, melts, or boils; chemical bonds break and form to make new substances out of different arrangements of atoms. The universe itself went through major transitions in early times. …
Transitions are everywhere we look. Water freezes, melts, or boils; chemical bonds break and form to make new substances out …
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It’s everywhere. It will determine the fate of our universe. And we still have no idea what it is. Looking up at the night sky reveals a small piece of the cosmos—patches of …
It’s everywhere. It will determine the fate of our universe. And we still have no idea what it is. …
· 53k reads
Our understanding of the fundamental nature of reality is changing faster than ever before. Gigantic observatories such as the Hubble Space Telescope and the Very Large Telescope on the Paranal Mountain in Chile are probing …
Our understanding of the fundamental nature of reality is changing faster than ever before. Gigantic observatories such as the Hubble …
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People like simplicity. Each decade, corporate logos grow progressively minimalistic, pop songs use ever simpler melodies, and visual arts embrace simpler compositions as Monet gives way to Picasso, and Picasso to Rothko. This zeitgeist, summarised …
People like simplicity. Each decade, corporate logos grow progressively minimalistic, pop songs use ever simpler melodies, and visual arts embrace …
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Imagine, somewhere in the galaxy, the corpse of a star so dense that it punctures the fabric of space and time. So dense that it devours any surrounding matter that gets too close, pulling it …
Imagine, somewhere in the galaxy, the corpse of a star so dense that it punctures the fabric of space and …
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Not only are we made of fundamental particles, we also produce them and are constantly bombarded by them throughout the day. Fourteen billion years ago, when the hot, dense speck that was our universe quickly …
Not only are we made of fundamental particles, we also produce them and are constantly bombarded by them throughout the …
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