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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April 6, 2013

Two responses received on my 'A jingo bomb' post warrant a mention. Here they are. »

March 28, 2013

The biggest threat to Big Science is misplaced nationalism. »

March 22, 2013

If a Soviet astronomer named Nikolai Kardashev and an American physicist named Michio Kaku are correct, then interstellar travel, 400 yottawatts of energy, and a terrible space-crunch lie in humanity's next millennium. »

March 14, 2013

Why do physicists study decay processes? Because they give us the pieces of a puzzle we can't fully reconstruct. »

March 11, 2013

Pauli's exclusion principle is one of the fundamental laws of nature, often taken for granted because no one knows the rationale behind it. Is it violated, though? »

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