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What Stephen Hawking Really Said About Black Holes (by SciShow)

There has been a lot misinformation and hype surrounding this subject so this video by Hank of Scishow explains the ‘real’ science behind recent reports.

10 Stories to read this weekend - Jan 31, 2014

My recommendations for this week:

Have a great weekend!

The National Ignition Facility - In Focus - The Atlantic

My joy knew no bounds when i came across this gallery.

Andri pol takes a look inside CERN’s swiss headquarters

‘inside CERN – european organization for nuclear research’, a book recently published by Lars Müller, includes a wide selection of photographs, taken by andri pol, which offer a unique insight into life at the company and a glimpse into the lives of the characters behind one of the world’s most scientifically complex institutions.

Click on the link to see further details, as well as a review of the book. 

Random Fact of the Day: The first credible explanation for the blue colour of the sky was put forward by the Nobel Laureate and British physicist Lord Rayleigh (a.k.a. John William Strutt) in 1871. 
Bonus Fact: Lord Rayleigh is perhaps best known for co-discovering the noble gas, Argon with William Ramsey. He was awarded the Noble Prize for Physics in 1904 for this and related work.   

Random Fact of the Day: The first credible explanation for the blue colour of the sky was put forward by the Nobel Laureate and British physicist Lord Rayleigh (a.k.a. John William Strutt) in 1871. 

Bonus Fact: Lord Rayleigh is perhaps best known for co-discovering the noble gas, Argon with William Ramsey. He was awarded the Noble Prize for Physics in 1904 for this and related work.   

Random Fact of the Day: The colour of metals like Gold and Silver can be explained definitely using Enistein’s theory of Special Relativity. 
Related Links:
BBC World Service - The Why Factor, Gold
What Gives Gold that Mellow Glow?
You can browse through more such random facts in the archive.

Random Fact of the Day: The colour of metals like Gold and Silver can be explained definitely using Enistein’s theory of Special Relativity. 

Related Links:

You can browse through more such random facts in the archive.

It turns out that what drives an economy is science, science, science, If you want to create jobs, spend on science. … It was right there for everyone to see with Tim Berners-Lee and the World Wide Web. Much of our postwar economic boom from 1945 to the present grew from quantum mechanics. We take it for granted when we take out our cell phone and charge the battery.

Robert M. Solow of MIT, who developed a raft of equations to analyze economic growth. Mr. Solow won the Nobel Prize for Economics in 1987 for his pioneering work.  

Source: Symmetry Magazine

See Also: Support for science in India is not as good as it should be

Random Fact of the Day: German scientist Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen was the person to win the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1901. 
Bonus Fact: John Bardeen was the first and so far the only Nobel Laureate who has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics twice, in 1956 and 1972.
You can browse through more such random facts in the archive.

Random Fact of the Day: German scientist Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen was the person to win the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1901. 

Bonus Fact: John Bardeen was the first and so far the only Nobel Laureate who has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics twice, in 1956 and 1972.

You can browse through more such random facts in the archive.