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
- Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.
The word 'marcescent' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to wither'.