Podcasts in Science & Medicine
As we look back over the last century, we observe an immense amount of progress in our understanding of the Cosmos. It is larger, more complicated and more dynamic than we would have dared to dream a mere hundred years ago.
What are dark matter and dark energy? Why is the Universe so smooth? And, for that matter, how do we even know we are on the right track?
What do we really know about the Universe? A century ago, astronomers would have said that we lived in a static Universe, and all of the visible matter was contained in a galaxy we call the Milky Way. Nowadays, we know better.
Word of the Day
- A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.