Oh yeah I forgot to include in this piece that none of this really matters because most of the time if you find a creative way to ask someone for their password they’ll just give it to you
is that your real name or is your handle trying to imply that I’m a Mercer shill because if it’s the second that’s such a funny inside baseball physics communication thing
True story: I used to have a reader who emailed me a lot after supernova and LHC stories telling me that they couldn’t sleep because they were worried about the world ending. I ended up sending them a long explanation of the difference between the odds of dying in a Higgs vacuum decay apocalypse and the odds of dying…
Depends on your definition of “flash happened.” If “flash happened” refers to Sgr* emitting the radiation, then yes. If it refers to the flash appearing in the night sky and astronomers observing it, then the flash happened just recently. To the chagrin of readers, I typically refer to things that happened in the sky…
Great point! I’ll include for the next shower we cover.
This comment describes a scenario that doesn’t match the real world at all
Now this is something I can get into
Came here to say this. it’s so funny to me that people have somehow convinced themselves that the Earth will be around and habitable long enough for us to develop the technology required to set up a colony (a colony, not a base) on Mars. Sure, maybe it’s possible, but I simply don’t see how you could look at climate…
BIGGER THAN BEFORE
As sort of an afterthought, my editor was wondering what the government would do if we actually did hear “in six hours, 130 meter asteroid will slam into a city” or something like that. I was looking around and couldn’t find a satisfactory answer aside from “get FEMA involved and warn everyone.” If you know better…
Yeah, just about.
Woopsie, I parsed the paper wrong. First distance is incorrect. That would be nuts though. Article updated. Thanks for pointing this out!
Now this I can answer. Entanglement is just superposition that involves both particles, and when particles are in superposition, they really are multiple states at the same time, mathematically. That implies there must be something spooky going on when they both assume the state you actually measure. If they were just…
If you all have trouble understanding this just imagine how hard it was for me
we just thought fleabane sounded cooler and more macheteworthy than daisy
Thankfully they sell tuna cans smaller than 3 ounces for people like you!
Counter to the headline, I would say that geese are, in fact, growing more aggressive. But they’re not birds. They’re evil incarnate
lol I deserve this