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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January 31, 2013

In nature, the hardest things to do are usually asymptotic to perfection. »

January 25, 2013

Besides not dealing with secrets in the first place, the best way to keep a secret is summarised by a neat little axiom. »

January 23, 2013

Let's get the idea of Schrodinger's cat right: It's a funky aspect of human perspectives. The math that goes with it is really easy, contrary to popular opinion, and entertaining, too! »

January 19, 2013

It's a test we often face as journalists and bloggers, and it's a test we often find hard no matter how good we think we are. »

January 19, 2013

The Roman Empire, just after the Punic Wars, rested on three continents... but this line is insufficient to convey the vast differences in season, geography, and costs from one part of the empire to another. Enter ORBIS. »

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