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An artist’s impression of the mayhem of quarks…

An artist’s impression of the mayhem of quarks and gluons inside the proton. Credits: CERN

The proton, a century on

A century after physicist Ernest Rutherford published work proving the existence of the proton, much remains to be learnt about this ubiquitous particle

A Close Look at Newborn Planets Reveals Hints …

A Close Look at Newborn Planets Reveals Hints of Infant Moons

Via Quanta Magazine

This is the first clear image of a planet caught in the act of formation. The star, PDS 70, is blacked out at the center of the image, while the planet, PDS 70b, is visible as a bright dot to its right. Astronomers just discovered a second newborn planet circling PDS 70.

Credit: 

ESO/A. Müller et al

Skeleton typogram

Skeleton typogram

By Aaron Kuehn

What’s It Like When You Fall Into A Blac…

What’s It Like When You Fall Into A Black Hole?

From outside a black hole, all the infalling matter will emit light and always is visible, while nothing from behind the event horizon can get out. But if you were the one who fell into a black hole, what you’d see would be interesting and counterintuitive, and we know what it would actually look like.

Via Forbes – Ask Ethan

Gif info: General relativistic visualization of a supercomputer magneto-hydrodynamic simulation of a disk and jet around a black hole. The disk and jet were supercomputed by John Hawley at the University of Virginia. The general relativistic rendering was done with the Black Hole Flight Simulator.

Remembering Murray Gell-Mann (1929–2019), Inve…

Remembering Murray Gell-Mann (1929–2019), Inventor of Quarks—Stephen Wolfram Blog:

A nice weekend-reading. Murray Gell-Mann as seen by Stephen Wolfram (guest stars: Richard Feynman, George Zweig, Steve Jobs and S. Wolfram himself of course). A very interesting essay at several levels, much more than a typical obituary.

Male Angiostrongylus cantonensis

Male Angiostrongylus cantonensis

The horror!

Diploma Legal Notes

Diploma Legal Notes

xkcd

  • Title text:

If you’re planning to challenge the royal family, you should probably wait 6-8 weeks, since a number of the younger ones have diplomas and Kate was actually on the varsity lightsaber team at St Andrews.

Explain xkcd

On this day a century ago, General Relativity …

On this day a century ago, General Relativity was experimentally confirmed for the first time.

Image via NYT: 

The Eclipse That Made Einstein Famous

The story is nicely told in the BBC/HBO drama Einstein and Eddington” (2008).

Further reading:

Yuri Kovalenok is a a physics teacher that mak…

Yuri Kovalenok is a a physics teacher that makes remarkable notes of physics. Check it out his Instagram.

Celebrating a Century of Nonlinearity Across t…

Celebrating a Century of Nonlinearity Across the Geosciences

Via Eos

Image caption:

Interaction between deterministic nonlinearity and a random process, as illustrated by a snapshot of the time-dependent attractor of the Lorenz (1963) convection model perturbed by multiplicative noise. This snapshot shows a much more complex structure than the well-known time-independent strange attractor (“butterfly”) of the deterministic model.

Credit: Modified from Figure 11 of Ghil (PDF), with permission from Elsevier