This is a fun article on Wired: A retiree discovers an elusive math proof, and nobody notices. The mind doesn’t stop working just because you’re retired.
“The most important thing I found out from (my father) is that if you asked any question and pursued it deeply enough, then at the end there was a glorious discovery of a general and beautiful kind.”
On the same day the president of the United States decided to ignore that whole science thing and opt out of the Paris Agreement, a gigantic iceberg the size of Delaware is about to break off from one of the largest ice shelves in Antartica.
From bbc.com, scientists are reporting yet another burst of gravitational waves.
Back in 2013 I was staying in a hotel in New Mexico, put a coffee cup next to the tv, started pouring cream, and static electricity pulled the cream into the tv. Cool.
I enjoy Phil Plait’s writing style in this “Bad Astronomy” article, A 3 billion solar mass black hole rockets out of a galaxy at 8 million kilometers per hour. Yes, seriously. He clearly enjoys what he’s writing about.
ExtremeTech.com has this story about newly restored nuclear test footage. From the article, “Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) is in the process of restoring those films, and they’ve uploaded the first batch to YouTube.”
“NASA’s Curiosity rover usually keeps its instruments firmly focused on Mars’s ground, zapping grit with its laser or drilling cores in bedrock. But every few days, the SUV-sized robot, like any good dreamer, shifts its sights upward to the clouds. Well into its fifth year, the rover has now shot more than 500 movies of the clouds above it, including the first ground-based view of martian clouds shaped by gravity waves ...”
(See the story for more information, and some animations which unfortunately just keep endlessly repeating.)
“Matter is frozen energy.” ~ Einstein