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The Wormhole, by brownpau via Flickr

Was Science Fiction Right About Wormholes?

Science fiction has often used black holes as a gateway to distant realms, but what does the science say?

Artist's rendering of the distant quasar ULAS J1120+0641. Credit: ESO/M Kornmesser

Photons, Quasars and the Possibility of Free Will

Flickers of light from the edge of the cosmos help physicists advance the idea that the future is not predetermined

If you are interested in astronomy, this book is well worth it.

Don’t Just Take My Word For It

A new astronomy book by David Dickenson is well worth reading

Artist's imagining of an electron surrounding the nucleus of an atom. Credit: Nicolle R. Fuller, National Science Foundation.

Round and Round

ACME Experiment Finds That Electrons Are Really, Really Round

The official value for the universal constant of gravity. Credit: Brian Koberlein

A Subtle Attraction

The strength of gravity's pull has been measured in two new ways, but we still can't pin down the subtle attraction of gravity

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Brian Koberlein

I’m a farm boy who became an astrophysicist. Along the way I’ve been a farmhand, father, programmer, husband, author, and professor. Sometimes I write things. When I do, you can usually find it here.

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