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Now - the physics of time Now - the physics of time

"You are reading the word 'now' right now. But what does that mean? What makes the ephemeral moment 'now' so special? Its enigmatic character has bedeviled philosophers, priests, and modern-day physicists from Augustine to Einstein and beyond. Einstein showed that the flow of time is affected by both velocity and gravity, yet he despaired at his failure to explain the meaning of 'now.' Equally puzzling: Why does time flow? Some physicists have given up trying to understand, and call the flow of

Sep 30, 2016
The story of the world in 100 species The story of the world in 100 species

Sep 30, 2016
Giants of the Lost world - dinosaurs and other extinct monsters of South America Giants of the Lost world - dinosaurs and other extinct monsters of South America

The evolution, biology, and discovery of the dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals that lived in South America. Inspired by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Lost world.

Oct 1, 2016
Wolf haven - sanctuary and the future of wild wolves in North America Wolf haven - sanctuary and the future of wild wolves in North America

Oct 1, 2016
Waiting for contact - the search for extraterrestrial intelligence. Waiting for contact - the search for extraterrestrial intelligence.

Oct 1, 2016
The tide - the science and stories behind the greatest force on Earth The tide - the science and stories behind the greatest force on Earth

In The Tide, celebrated science writer Hugh Aldersey-Williams weaves together centuries of scientific thinking with the literature and folklore the tide has inspired to explain the power and workings of this most remarkable force. Here is the epic story of the long search to understand the tide: from Aristotle, who is said to have drowned himself in his efforts to figure out the Greek tides, to the pioneering investigations into the role of the moon by Galileo and Newton, to the quest to underst

Oct 1, 2016
Time travel - a history Time travel - a history

Gleick's story begins at the turn of the twentieth century with the young H. G. Wells writing and rewriting the fantastic tale that became his first book, an international sensation, The Time Machine. A host of forces were converging to transmute the human understanding of time, some philosophical and some technological--the electric telegraph, the steam railroad, the discovery of buried civilizations, and the perfection of clocks. Gleick tracks the evolution of time travel as an idea in the cul

Oct 1, 2016
What the luck? - the surprising role of chance in our everyday lives What the luck? - the surprising role of chance in our everyday lives

Explores the role of luck, specifically the concept of "regression to the mean," in everyday life, exploring how failures to understand chance and random variations influence choices and perceptions of truth.

Oct 1, 2016
Falcon Falcon

Oct 1, 2016