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Gravity’s Engines: Caleb Scharf at the Royal Institution

Caleb Scharf  is Director of Columbia University’s Astrobiology Center, and his recent book is Gravity’s Engines: the Other Side of Black Holes; the American edition has the subtitle How Bubble-Blowing Black Holes Rule Galaxies, Stars, and Life in the Cosmos … Continue reading

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Perigean lycanthropy fallacious, says BBC News

The Moon is particularly close to the Earth at present – at its closest, in fact. Its orbit is not circular, rather with an eccentricity of over 5%, and so as it describes its elliptical path it is at some … Continue reading

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The Book of Universes: John D Barrow at the Royal Institution

John D Barrow’s new book, The Book of Universes, has so far proved to be a fascinating read – I’m only about a third the way through. The book starts the story way back in Aristotle’s time, whereas the talk … Continue reading

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Neutrino: is the sun still shining? – Frank Close at the Royal Institution

Frank Close is Professor of Physics at Oxford University and a Fellow of Exeter College. He was formerly vice president of the British Association for Advancement of Science, Head of the Theoretical Physics Division at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, and … Continue reading

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