Children of the Weaker God
When Stephen Hawking suggested in 1988 that he could construct a complete theory of physical laws one way, he interpreted it as a way to establish the possibility of an impersonal God by construction. “If we discover a complete theory, it would be the ...
Why did the Universe start off with Hydrogen, Helium, and not much else?
But here on Earth, hydrogen ... These protons and neutrons will eventually become the atoms in our Universe, but they’ve got a lot to go through first. On the other hand, electrons (and positrons) are much lighter, so they still exist in huge numbers ...
Are There Mysterious Forces Lurking in Our Atoms and Galaxies?
Beta rays are simply fast-moving electrons, and alpha rays are fast ... extending over only tiny distances smaller than an atom. The strong nuclear force binds quarks into protons and neutrons and sticks protons and neutrons together to make atomic nuclei.
Atoms For Peace?
Uranium has atomic number 92, i.e., a neutral uranium atom has a nucleus containing 92 positively-charged protons, around which 92 negatively-charged electrons ... of an element to specify a particular isotope is the number of neutrons plus the number ...
Linking global warming and severe storms
It has long been speculated that as the Earth warms overall, the number and severity of large storms will increase. This makes sense, as the process that drives storms depends on water temperature; the higher the temperature of the water in the oceans ...