A Polarizing Discovery About the Big Bang!

A Polarizing Discovery About the Big Bang!

Light is a wave, and as it travels it does its “waving” along a certain direction – its polarization. Polarization, among other things, heavily influences the way light bounces and scatters – that’s why horizontally polarized light reflects off of a lake or car windshield, which in turn is why sunglasses with a vertical polarizing…

Three Ways to Destroy the Universe

Three Ways to Destroy the Universe

One day the universe will die. But why? And how? And will the universe be dead forever? And how do we know that? First of all, the universe is expanding. And not only that, the rate of its expansion is accelerating. The reason: dark energy. Dark energy is a strange phenomenon that scientists believe permeates…

The True Science of Parallel Universes

The True Science of Parallel Universes

Everyone loves the idea of parallel universes – maybe it’s the appeal of an ideal world where you have second chances and things turn out differently – an alternate reality where you do get into Hogwarts and the Star Wars prequels aren’t made and you finally plug in your asymmetric computer cord correctly on the…