690 words. 3 minutes reading time.
A plain English description of how light can be both a wave and a bunch of particles, as proven by the double-slit experiment.
1151 words. 5 minutes reading time.
A very simplified layman's view of the Schrödinger's cat paradox, where a cat can be both alive and dead at the same time.
656 words. 3 minutes reading time.
Supermassive black holes are huge and incredibly heavy, so why doesn't their extreme gravity consume the entire galaxy?
509 words. 2 minutes reading time.
People often confuse speed and velocity and thus end up confused about what acceleration is. This is a short explainer of those terms.
1527 words. 6 minutes reading time.
An article about the lives and philosophies of Socrates, Plato and Aristotle, who had a massive influence on Western culture.
683 words. 3 minutes reading time.
An overview of the 1927 Solvay Conference, which could be the greatest meeting of minds the world has ever seen.
1210 words. 5 minutes reading time.
A look at the Drake Equation, which is used to estimate the number of intelligent alien planets currently residing in the Milky Way galaxy. I plug my own numbers into it to see what comes out.