Have you heard of the standard model of particle physics? Recently, research may have found some new cracks in it. What is this model, and why does this matter?
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.
I have trouble keeping my mouth shut. At work, with friends, and on social media. A good debate sharpens the mind, and hopefully gives you a new perspective. However, with social media, I’m increasingly frustrated.
Last week the Netherlands traveled back in time one hour. Of all the mass delusions of humanity, daylight saving time might be one of the weirdest.
In 1934 Karl Popper proposed judging theories not by the ability to prove them, but the ability to disprove them: falsifiability.
Life on Earth is something we take for granted sometimes. But like our planet, there was a time when it simply did not exist. Abiogenesis is the scientific name for the origin of life.