Last week, two protoplanets in another star system were directly imaged. That seems like a good excuse to talk about planetary formation.Continue reading “Planetary formation”
Above is a picture of a deep sea fish called the Mariana snailfish. This fish lives at 8 kilometers deep, or roughly 5 miles, and is transparent. It got me thinking about science fiction.Continue reading “The curious case of the see-through fish”
In my career as a software developer, I’ve seen a lot of television and novels mangle the depiction of hackers. Today, let’s go blow apart some of those erroneous depictions.Continue reading “5 common mistakes about hacking in stories”
This week, the first photograph of a black hole was released. Although, technically, it’s a visualization of a whole load of data, not an actual photo. The difference isn’t that important. You can see the result above. It looks a bit like a blurry donut. So what’s up with this?Continue reading “Black holes”
Imagine high school. Imagine the majority of students in a certain class deciding that one of them is a dweeb, and picking on them. That’s not cool, is it?
Imagine now, a country, where the majority of the people decide that LGBT people should be shunned from certain parts of society. Not so cool eith- oh wait, that’s what’s happening in a number of democratic countries, including the US.Continue reading “Tyranny of the Majority”