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Top 10 Most Cited Physics Papers

Top 10 Most Cited Physics Papers

| May 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

About a year ago I wrote a post on some of the most important historic physics papers. This included such revolutionary papers as Einstein’s initial paper on special relativity, the paper, which introduced the idea of quantum entanglement, the big paper by Hawking on black holes and a few others. All of these papers are […]

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A Short History of Space Travel in Early Sci-Fi Literature

A Short History of Space Travel in Early Sci-Fi Literature

| April 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Long before the Apollo 11’s flight and even before the idea of space flights seemed something more than a fantasy, people dreamed of going to space. And the best proof of that are the exotic flying machines created by the early science fiction writers. So let’s check some of them out just to see how […]

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10 Science Blogs You Should Check Out

10 Science Blogs You Should Check Out

| March 14, 2014 | 1 Comment

In this post I would like to share some of my favorite science and physics blogs that everyone should check out. Most of these are physics, astronomy and general science blogs, but we also have some math and other blogs thrown in. Which one is your favorite? 1. Bad Astronomy Bad Astronomy is Phil Plait’s personal […]

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On Weather Forecasting, Black Holes and Firewalls

On Weather Forecasting, Black Holes and Firewalls

| February 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

In the last few months a lot of interesting papers on the black hole theory have been published. For those, who haven’t been following the news, here’s a short summary of what’s been going on. Almost fifty years ago, through the work of such scientists as Stephen Hawking and Jacob Bekenstein, a new theoretical understanding […]

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The 7 Planets of Gustav Holst

The 7 Planets of Gustav Holst

| February 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

In this picture we can see the 7 planets of Gustav Holst. “The Planets” (originally called “Seven Pieces for Large Orchestra”) is an orchestral suite written between 1914 and 1916. Each movement is dedicated to a planet from the Solar System and its corresponding astrological character. A high quality recording of “The Planets” played by […]

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More on the Mysterious Space Roar

More on the Mysterious Space Roar

| January 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Last year, on March 16, I wrote an article on one of the newest problems from the list of the greatest unsolved problems in physics — the space roar. Well, believe it or not, since then, that post turned out to be one the most popular articles from the series on unsolved problems in physics. And, […]

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Top Physics Books of 2013

Top Physics Books of 2013

| December 30, 2013 | 1 Comment

Yes, it’s that time of the year again, when we take a look at the top books of the year. As the New Years eve quickly approaches, popular physics blogs and websites, such as Cocktail Party Physics, New Scientist and Physics World, offer their picks of their favourite books. So, for those who were too busy buying […]

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The Most Popular Interpretations of Quantum Mechanics

The Most Popular Interpretations of Quantum Mechanics

| November 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

Quantum mechanics is strange. But I bet you already knew that. What’s worse, even to physicists it is really strange. And even though physicists use the theory with ease and obtain remarkably accurate predictions in most cases, when it comes to the philosophical understanding of the theory, everybody feels lost. As an example, check out […]

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