Theoretical physics: The origins of space and time

Many researchers believe that physics will not be complete until it can explain not just the behaviour of space and time, but where these entities come from.
Finding that one huge theory is a daunting challenge. Nature explores some promising lines of attack — as well as some of the emerging ideas about how to test these concepts (see 'The fabric of reality').
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Chromoscope - View the Universe in different wavelengths

Unless you’re Superman or a rattlesnake and can see in X-ray or infrared, there are aspects of night sky you are missing out on. These days, the wonderful assortment of telescope and spacecraft data at our disposal allow us to “see” our universe in the different wavelengths which otherwise are invisible to our limited human vision. Now, there is a quick and easy way to take advantage of this data to explore various spectra, and it’s portable, too. A group of astronomers have revealed a new online tool: Chromoscope. The site shows the sky in a range of wavelengths, from high-energy gamma rays through to the longest radio waves, and allows users to move easily around the night sky and switch seamlessly between different wavelengths.

You can download Chromoscope to a computer and run it on your laptop, or use it during a presentation where you don’t have access to the internet. Additionally, the entire platform is small enough that it can be downloaded to a memory stick and shared with others.

A standard, modern, web browser is all that you need to use Chromoscope so there is no need to install any extra software, plugins or learn a new interface. Being platform independent means that whether you use Windows, Mac or Linux, it should still be accessible.

Plus, it is extremely easy to use:

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“When you meet someone nice next time, ask him for mushy things like stars from the sky.”


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Listening to Midnight by Iman Omari

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“Have you had a plastic surgery during the weekend? I don’t feel like I know you any more.”

All precious things

It is when I gradually grow up that I realize that life isn’t at all about everntually getting what you really want even if you try hard. Life is about you taking risks and either get away with luck, or die instantly; it’s about getting a bite of sweet then swallow a whole burning hot volcano and burn everything inside without a trace. I am looking at this precious thing I desperate for slipping away from before my eyes and leave permanent scar in between the fingers.

“Chili to chocolate is like ginger to condense milk. Both unexpectedly so good. No way back.”