All the metric scales in the world — from those at a Polish deli to the big ones at a South African junkyard — are ultimately calibrated against a 125-year-old chunk of metal in a vault on the outskirts of Paris. Its mass is the definition of a kilogram. There’s just one problem: That chunk of metal seems to be losing weight.
In the world of science, there are the experts and the "experts." The "experts" are in the pockets of corporations and special interest groups — and their primary goal is to sow doubt in the minds of the public.
Thousands of scientists and engineers are hard at work at the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, Switzerland, trying to discover the origins of the universe. Lately, however, a few teams of artists have joined them in their work.
Famed physicist Stephen Hawking gave a talk on one of his favorite subjects at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden, recently. His talk was on black holes, and the ideas he’s suggesting are making headlines.
These days, scientists are increasingly interested in thinking about multiple universes, but the idea of a multiverse is at least 2500 years old according to professor Mary-Jane Rubenstein and chair of religion at Wesleyan University.