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Open Course on Astrobiology (Edinburgh University)

| July 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
Open Course on Astrobiology (Edinburgh University)

One of my favourite courses among those offered freely to the public at the University of Edinburgh is Astrobiology and the Search for Extraterrestrial Life  by Prof Charles Cockell. It is a free course that is split into weekly sessions focusing on the basics of astrobiology. The course has no pre-requisites making this a perfect course […]

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10 Fun Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Richard Feynman

| July 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
10 Fun Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Richard Feynman

Richard Feynman is not only one of the greatest physicists of the last century, but also one of the most charismatic personalities. Feynman, besides his achievements in theoretical physics, was a passionate drummer, a practical prankster, a great educator and a relentless optimist. So, given that everybody enjoys a good Feynman story, here are 10 […]

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Physics News of the Week: Is the Universe a Bubble?

| July 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
Physics News of the Week: Is the Universe a Bubble?

Another Sunday is upon us again and it’s time to take a look at the top physics news of the week. As always, if you enjoy these articles, register for our email newsletter here. Also, more news can be found here. 1. Test of the Equivalence Principle Searchers for the Effects of Spin-Gravity Coupling (July […]

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SETI: Water Vapor on Europa

| July 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
SETI: Water Vapor on Europa

In this SETI talk Lorenz Roth will present his work on the vapor plumes found on Europa. Vapor on Europa has long been speculated and could possibly provide accessibility of subsurface liquid reservoirs. Possible evidence for this scenario was obtained by the images of auroral emissions obtained in December 2012 by the Hubble Space Telescope (HST), which […]

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Physics News of the Week: Oh-My-God Particles and the Physics of the First Stars

| July 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
Physics News of the Week: Oh-My-God Particles and the Physics of the First Stars

This week we have some great news from particle physicists working with the Telescope Array in the desert at Utah,  astrophysicists from the Institute for Space Astrophysics and Planetology in Rome and physicists and Stanford University. As always, the top 3 news stories are summarized below. For more news check out our news section.  1. Potential Source […]

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5 Free Astrobiology Books

| July 13, 2014 | 0 Comments
5 Free Astrobiology Books

One of the most exciting fields in the last decade or so has been astrobiology. With an advent of new observational techniques, which enable scientists to find hundreds of exoplanets in distant stellar systems, experts are now asking questions of what those detected planets might look like. This is where astrobiology — a science field […]

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TED: Why We Should Trust Scientists

| July 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
TED: Why We Should Trust Scientists

It’s been a while since any good TED talks appeared on this website, so here’s one for your judgement. When it comes to science, personal beliefs are usually kicked out through the door. And let’s be honest, using the words ‘beliefs’ and ‘science’ in the same sentence is not something that scientists usually do. However, […]

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Cambridge University: Quantum Field Theory

| July 6, 2014 | 0 Comments
Cambridge University: Quantum Field Theory

Ok so it seems like a good time to update the lecture section. Here we have a full course on quantum field theory. Ed Witten, when asked about quantum field theory, described it as the hardest theory in modern physics by far. However my friends, don’t be discouraged, there are plenty of great resources online […]

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