Dresden Codak is a webcomic described by its creator Aaron Diaz as a “celebration of science, death and human folly”. (Fun fact: when Diaz went on Kickstarter to crowdfund the book edition of the comic, he collected half a million…
Fast radio bursts, or FRBs to friends, are one great recent astrophysical mystery. Another mystery, this time in the subatomic world, is the slightly different behaviour between matter and antimatter. Finally, dust devils.
In an impressive move, an experiment showed that there is actually a gradual transition between different quantum states – only that we hadn’t looked closely enough to see it.
Starting with short space news, a second exoplanet seems to have been discovered orbiting Alpha Centauri. And another one at a hundred light-years away is the first exoplanet found to have similar conditions to earth’s.
Do you wonder if scientists ever place bets on their favourite theories? Of course they do. A lot. Actually two types of bets have been so frequent that each deserves its own “serendipity”.
(From time to time I have the habit of posting vaguely-science-related pics from Blossom City Hotel, my photoblog. I hope you enjoy them.)
It was time for Les Rencontres de Moriond again, the particle physics conference-cum-excuse-for-skiing. The main takeaway was, once more, that the Standard Model of elementary particles keeps getting confirmed.
In the last years more and more events see science combined with drinks, which is probably one of the sanest things around. And even when you can’t leave your home to just step into good bar science you can still…
Hi dear internaut and thanks for reading my blog with the latest from particle physics, cosmology and astroeverything. The year, which even astronomers agree has too cute a number to not be the start of a new decade, has entered gracefully. However…
Many of the things you always wanted to know about quantum computing but were afraid to google.