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What Is The Higgs Boson?

June 25, 2012 | 2

The Higgs Boson, sometimes referred to as “the God particle”, is what gives particles and everything around us mass. But what is it and why is it important for scientists? Today, were going to attempt to provide a layman explanation and a bit of history regarding this enigmatic particle.Read More

What Is A Warp Drive?

March 3, 2012 | 6

Warp drives, commonly used in science fiction, are propulsion systems which allow space craft to travel faster than light. The most notable usage of warp drives is probably in the Star Trek universe. But what are warp drives and how do they work?Read More

What is The Hottest Temperature?

January 7, 2012 |

We did a little blurb about this topic last year. Today, we decided to expand upon the question with more details since the answer can be complex, yet extremely interesting. We want to break it down a bit more so it can appeal to a more casual reader.Read More

Student Finds Universe’s Missing Mass

May 24, 2011 | 3

Not to be confused with dark matter, baryonic matter (the stuff that makes up the visible ‘normal’ matter in the universe) was – until recently – in short supply in the universe.Read More

Why Can’t Anything Go Faster Than The Speed Of Light?

April 17, 2011 | 67

Einstein once called the speed of light “The Universe’s speed limit”. So what is it, and is it possible that he could be wrong?Read More

A Layman’s Guide To String Theory

March 19, 2011 | 4

What is string theory and why is it so hyped? Is it science? We’re going to attempt to provide a layman’s explanation for this controversial theory.Read More

Is Time Travel Science Fiction?

November 30, 2010 | 5

Time travel is not only possible, but it’s been done. Through a phenomena known as time dilation. What about time travel to the past? Let’s find out.Read More