Take a look at a branch. Notice that the leaves appear in a pattern, every leaf in a specific place on the branch at a certain angle. In fact this is a mathematical pattern leading to something called the golden ratio. Time for some math.

# Category: Science

Dutch high school education has always been pretty good at teaching the basics of science. I also have a master’s degree in computer science from what is considered one of the top universities in the Netherlands.

That has given me a strong basis in math, physics, some chemistry, and of course, IT.

I like to keep that knowledge up-to-date and expand it by looking at certain interesting scientific phenomena. And for me, writing is learning.

Did you know Magenta isn’t really a color? I did not, until recently. This and more when we have a look at the science behind colors.

When an ambulance rushes towards you the pitch of its sirens is different then when its speeding away. Ever wonder why that is? It’s called Doppler shift. Let’s find out what that is.

I’ve already explained how black holes suck up everything, including light. You’d expect them to grow forever. However, that’s not what happens…

Last week, two protoplanets in another star system were directly imaged. That seems like a good excuse to talk about planetary formation.