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Comments of the Week #171: From light’s speed to proving Einstein right

6 Aug 2017, 16:02 UTC
Comments of the Week #171: From light’s speed to proving Einstein right
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“If man is to survive, he will have learned to take a delight in the essential differences between men and between cultures. He will learn that differences in ideas and attitudes are a delight, part of life’s exciting variety, not something to fear.” ―Gene Roddenberry
Well, it happened, everyone! I flew out to the official Star Trek convention in Las Vegas, and the people I met there and the events and panels I attended (and participated in) were largely fabulous! Best of all, I got to line up a number of future podcasts about science, Star Trek, and everything in between, so stay tuned in the coming weeks and months for more. In fact, there’s a new one up already: the Trolling With Logic podcast!
As always, apart from those events, we’ve still had another consistently fantastic week for science here at Starts With A Bang! Looking back on the past week, here’s what we’ve tackled:

Does Light Always Move At The Same Speed? (for Ask Ethan),
Universe’s Largest Black Hole May Have An Explanation At Last (for Mostly Mute Monday),
Maryam Mirzakhani, A Candle Illuminating The Dark (by Paul Halpern, about an amazing life),
How to catch the Perseids ...

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