Posts on science, its history and philosophy, and why these things matter. Named for the 16th century Polish astronomer who dislodged Earth from the centre of the universe.
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May 21, 2013

The riot of opinions following Angelina Jolie’s revelation has a fair portion of us more inflamed than informed. »

May 19, 2013

Niels Bohr's new atomic model in 1913 was path-breaking for physics because it imposed new limits on the way atoms could react with each other. It was also path-breaking for the transition it marked between classical and quantum thinking. »

May 16, 2013

Scientists know that when matter and antimatter meet, they annihilate. But nobody knows why the universe is made mostly of matter today, even though antimatter existed in equal amounts just after the Big Bang. A new discovery suggests strangely shaped nuclei could be the answer. »

May 8, 2013

The Space Warps project makes you a Citizen Scientist participating in the hunt for a magnificent space phenomenon called the gravitational lens »

May 7, 2013

India's largest nuclear power generation complex will soon be alive at Kudankulam, Tamil Nadu. It promises to generate 2,000 MW of energy - with two reactors in place and four more to come: What must be going on inside it? »

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