Dawn Visits the Protoplanets
each atom consists of a tiny and dense nucleus surrounded by a cloud of electrons. The nucleus is 54 positively charged protons plus about 76 neutral neutrons. (Xenon gas is a mixture of 9 isotopes, meaning there are 9 different values for the number of ...
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 ...
Bloody Pell! Q&A stoush with Dawkins fails to bridge the gap between faith and science
Where does that leave religion? I can only speak of Christianity, for that is the religion I know. It is important to note that there a number of different takes on the doctrine of Christianity, all of which inform some church practice or another.
Cheating to create the perfect simulation: Physicists on the way to describe the inside of neutron stars
Previously simulations trying to specify the matter inside of neutron ... is mostly neutral. That is, most of the atoms in our environment are electrically neutral. The number of electrons in the outer parts of atoms equals the number of protons at the ...
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.