On Monday, I wrote that there were only two possibilities for why Venus’ surface temperature is so hot – either something internal to the planet’s crust and core was keeping Venus hot, […]
Ultraviolet image of Venus’ clouds as seen by the Pioneer Venus Orbiter, Feb. 26, 1979 (NASA). Scientists have known that the surface of Venus is extremely hot since the first probes flew […]
photo credit: Deborah Copaken Kogan When physicists realized most of the universe was missing, they suddenly knew they had a major problem on their hands—the biggest problem imaginable, actually. Problem was, they […]
“I am not fit for this office and should never have been here.” Who said it?
“I think women rule the world and that no man has ever done anything that a woman either hasn’t allowed him to do or encouraged him to do.” Who said it?
“If you’re really pro-life, do me a favor—don’t lock arms and block medical clinics. If you’re so pro-life, lock arms and block cemeteries.” Who said it?
“The radio makes hideous sounds.” Who said it?
“Freedom of any kind is the worst for creativity.” Who said it?
Sorry for the long absence. Let’s carry on, shall we? “If you listen to the guys up in the stands, pretty soon you’ll be up there sitting with them.” Who said it?
For a book about nothing, Charles Seife’s Zero: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea sure is something. “The clashes over zero were the battles that shook the foundations of philosophy, of science, of […]