If there was ever a word that a physicist dreads hearing in common parlance, it has to be ‘quantum’. Believe me, I think I’ve heard this word abused more than perhaps any other. As such, in this episode of Passionately Curious, back after a long hiatus, we’ll be diving into the how and what of … More Passionately Curious: What The Hell Is Quantum?
Wait, what’s this? This strange science-y series that was going on last year is back? Well… not quite, just a one-shot for now! Still, there’s so much awesome stuff left to talk about! Take, for example, the weirdness that is light. Now, I’ve already gone into far too much detail on some of the … More Passionately Curious: Let There Be Light! And He Saw That It Was Weird.
“And now, puny generic sci-fi superhero, I shall charge up my hyper-flux-capacitated antimatter bomb, and annihilate your entire planet! Lawrence, cue the evil-laugh tape!” Anti-matter (or, alternatively) antimatter is an age-old favorite power source among writers of scifi and superhero comics alike, which is probably why most people you’ll talk with will at least admit … More And Nothing Else (Anti-)Matters
What do you mean, “not that kind of evolution”? I am a scientist, and a fairly broadly educated one at that, and so I can have a tendency to forget that a lot of things I take for granted are, in reality, quite complicated for most of us. Like, you know, quantum mechanics. Or much … More Passionately Curious: What the Hell Is… Evolution?
“It’s the end of the world as we know it – and I feel fine.” – R.E.M. It’s the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine). As Chaucer (reportedly) said rather long ago: “All good things must come to an end.” It seems that this is indeed the case for … More Passionately Curious: So Long, and Thanks For All the Fish
Well, that’s my article for today. Enjoy the rest of the week guys. I’m pulling your leg, of course. Today I’ll be taking a look into how the hell a giant lump of metal, weighing in at around 200 tons, can take off and just chill up high in the atmosphere pretending it’s a bird. … More Passionately Curious – Taking Flight
As you may well know by now, I’m a huge fan of the natural sciences. Usually, I use the space allotted to me here to try and explain some interesting bit of science in more simple terms, so that those of us who aren’t as big on the giant formulas and heavy textbooks can … More Passionately Curious – An Interstaller Investigation
We, as humans, just love time travel. Just imagine the possibilities! You could wander in the woods of times long gone amidst the dinosaurs, experience ancient civilizations for yourself or perhaps sit in on one of Shakespeare’s original performances. Or, on the other hand and equally fascinating, travel to the future and partake in the … More Passionately Curious: Wibbly-Wobbly Timey-Wimey!
I, like most University students, and in fact most people, enjoy a good cup of coffee. When it’s been a long night, and that lecture just can’t quite seem to keep your attention, one dose of the ol’ midnight brew will get you pepped up, alert and awake. Most of us just take it for … More Passionately Curious: Coffee O’Clock
The universe is weird. Like, really friggin’ weird. There are things like a cosmic speed limit and magical buzz words like ‘Dark Matter’ and ‘Dark Energy’, and a plethora of other strange and mysterious subjects that even those who work on them their entire lives might never truly understand. And today, we’ll be talking about … More Passionately Curious – Living on the Edge