Joined: Dec 17, 2015
Dan Falk is a science journalist based in Toronto. His books include The Science of Shakespeare and In Search of Time.
We turned to mathematicians, physicists, and engineers to find out why the lights are so frustrating—and how to improve them.
"For me, it feels like the dawning of a next era in astrophysics."
Astronomers once again detected ripples in the fabric of space-time.
“We might see a crescent, brightened on one side—or a bipolar, jet-like structure. We honestly don’t know.”
They’re probably the weirdest—and certainly the most puzzling—objects in the universe. Peer over the event horizon with us.
It's been a big year.
The astronomical community is reacting with measured skepticism to a new paper making bold claims.
7. He was chummy with Napoleon III.
A mere 100th of 1 percent of the galaxy Dragonfly 44 is made up of ordinary matter.
If the discovery holds up, it will radically shake up what we know about the workings of the universe.
Born on this day in 1895, Bucky had an enormous impact that is still felt today.
If you want to calculate how gravity shapes the universe, then Einstein’s got the equations for you—he set them down 100 years ago in his masterpiece, the general theory of relativity. But there’s a catch: Those equations are notoriously difficult to solv