Multiverse Archive

Book Review: In Pursuit of the Unknown

A2 + B2 = C2 and E = mc2 and these = more than you think. So is the premise behind In Pursuit of the Unknown: 17 Equations that Changed the World, which aims to bring the mystifying world of mathematics into the world the knowns.

Book Review: This Explains Everything

This Explains Everything: Deep, Beautiful, and Elegant Theories of How the World Works John Brockman (Editor) Harper Perennial, 2013 432 pages (Kindle edition) Available Amazon Powell’s I love discovering powerful theories that explode my perception of the world, and if you’re like me, This Explains Everything: Deep, Beautiful, and Elegant Theories of How the

3 for Thursday: 3 mind-bending Radiolab podcasts

Radiolab podcasts are addictive. When there is too much time between episodes, I get serious withdrawal symptoms. Most TV shows do not entertain and enlighten like Radiolab podcasts do, and so it is time to provide a shout-out for the show here on The Discarded Image. If The Discarded Image is a blog about

Do kids have to be taught about the supernatural?

Over at the blog, “epiphenom: the science of religion and non-belief,” there is an interesting post on whether children need to be taught a belief in the supernatural or not. It appears that the research in this area is still developing, but a new study does offer an interesting, possible conclusion. As Tomas Rees

Movie Review: Another Earth (2011)

Another Earth is a beautiful movie that asks the viewer to take a leap into a universe that may not be plausible, but where the individuals are very real.

Book Review: The Little Book of String Theory and The Hidden Reality

Most people tend to think of the universe as enclosed and including everything there is...We are on a planet that is part of the solar system. That solar system is part of a galaxy and that galaxy is part of a universe of galaxies. That is everything. Many scientists suggest, however, that our universe
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