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Oliver Sacks and His Periodic Table: It is the process of dying that matters most

This week an old and dear friend of mine died of terminal lung cancer. She was 85 and lived a very full life as a professor of literature, a poet, a gardener, an ocean swimmer, a daughter and a friend to many. 820 more words

Borexino Measures Solar pp Neutrinos

Borexino has a new preprint where they try to measure neutrinos from proton-proton fusion in the sun. For a star the size of the sun, this is the main fusion reaction creating neutrinos and also releasing the energy that heats the sun. 132 more words


Nuclear Power Safety and Accidents Pt. 2: Three Mile Island Accident

The first accident I’ll look at is the Three Mile Island Accident, which was a Pressurized Water Reactor. The accident is the most significant one in the USA. 481 more words

Nuclear Physics

Nuclear Power Safety and Accidents Pt. 1: Nuclear Plants and the Essentials

Today, there is a constant need for energy and nuclear fission is one of the most efficient sources of energy. Yet, in public’s eyes, nuclear power is considered to be extremely dangerous and unsafe. 593 more words


A Series on Nuclear Power Safety and Accidents

This year I took a course called Modern Physics, which was infamous for being the most difficult course my high school had to offer. For the second’s term final, we had to do a seminar on a topic of our own choosing and mine was “ 177 more words


"Gravity" by George Gamow - Book Review


This is a book review over “Gravity” by Dr. George Gamow. Dr. Gamow (pronounced  ɡaməf in russian) born Georgiy Antonovich Gamov, was a theoretical physicist and cosmologist. 522 more words

Books & Quotes

New Geoneutrino Paper

The Borexino collaboration put out a new paper on geoneutrinos last week. Geoneutrinos are just the neutrinos left over from beta decays occurring within the Earth. 89 more words