Dec 10, 2018
Imagine, for a moment, that there was a politician in the United States very unlike the others. One who was willing to promise all things to all people, who had no qualms about changing his position on a daily basis. One who viciously attacked the establishment, made personal attacks on his opponents and gave them...
Dec 7, 2018
The laws of thermodynamics govern the flow of energy - from your
coffee cup to the sparse plasma floating between stars to the
formation of black holes.
And, in short, they are:
You can't win.
You can't break even.
You can't get out of the game.
These laws, which were first derived by dreaming of ideal heat engines,...
Nov 28, 2018
In this episode of Physical Attraction, we'll talk about the
breaking news surrounding the birth of the world's first
genetically modified CRISPR baby.
"He Jiankui, the Chinese scientist who claims to have helped produce the first people born with edited genomes — twin girls — appeared today at a gene-editing...
Nov 22, 2018
"The law that entropy always increases holds, I think, the supreme position among the laws of Nature. If someone points out to you that your pet theory of the universe is in disagreement with Maxwell's equations — then so much the worse for Maxwell's equations. If it is found to be contradicted by observation —...
Nov 20, 2018
A brief appendix explaining why the definitions of the Second
Law of Thermodynamics really just mean the same thing.