Posts tagged “physics”

  1. The most exhilarating and the scariest thing about building new models to solve problems in theoretical physics is trying not to "break" what we already know in the process, thus rendering our theories useless. One must study not just how a given solution to the cosmic acceleration problem explains cosmic acceleration, but also what it does to the rest of the universe in the process.

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  2. Previously: My brother the physicist explains Futurama and Animorphs. Hey, John Boy. I made you watch The Core with me this week and you were a pretty good sport about it. It's a pretty ridiculous movie -- the basic premise is that the earth's core stops rotating, dissolving the magnetic field surrounding the atmosphere, and a group of astronauts/scientists/Stanley Tucci have to set off nuclear bombs at the center of the earth to get…

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  3. As The Toast searches for its one true Gal Scientist, we will be running a ton of wonderful one-off pieces by female scientists of all shapes and sizes and fields and education levels, which we are sure you will enjoy. They’ll live here, so you can always find them. Most recently: On the Honeybee and Her Friends and Relations. It’s a question I get asked with great frequency. Sometimes, it’s a question…

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  4. As The Toast searches for its one true Gal Scientist, we will be running a ton of wonderful one-off pieces by female scientists of all shapes and sizes and fields and education levels, which we are sure you will enjoy. They’ll live here, so you can always find them. Most recently: When a Scientist Tries to be Funny. I can’t pinpoint exactly when, but at some point in the six years between…

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  5. As The Toast searches for its one true Gal Scientist, we will be running a ton of wonderful one-off pieces by female scientists of all shapes and sizes and fields and education levels, which we are sure you will enjoy. They'll live here, so you can always find them. Science is often thought of as the antithesis to a language-based art like comedy. But I think there's a rich overlap between the two,…

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