Friday Review: Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson My rating: 3 of 5 stars I have never been very good with math. I can do basic stuff- make change, simple percentages, the kind of thing you actually use in life. But complicated, theoretical stuff? Way over my head. At the same time, I … Continue reading Friday Review: Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Wednesday Wanderings: Einstein and Music, Antioch’s Gates of Hell, Umlauts, and Giant Spheres in Bosnia

It seems Einstein found music an important part of his scientific thinking: Einstein and Music The article is a bit sensationalized, but there seems to be some sort of pyschic phenomenon in the location of the ancient city of Antioch in Turkey: Antioch Gates of Hell The umlaut, that phonetic mark made up of two … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Einstein and Music, Antioch’s Gates of Hell, Umlauts, and Giant Spheres in Bosnia