Stephen Hawking, visionary physicist, cosmologist, and inspiration to generations of people the world over, has died at age 76. Hawking developed dozens of theories regarding the cosmos, notably incorporating general relativity and quantum mechanics to understand the development of black holes and dark matter. He sought to explain how our universe was born, how it continues to expand, and what came before it. Most notably, he sought to bring that knowledge forward to everyone, even people with little or no background in physical science. Continue reading
October is a little like Christmas for scientists. Each year, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awards three Nobel Prizes in physical sciences (medicine or physiology, physics, and chemistry), as well as prizes for peace, literature, and economics. These prizes are intended to recognize significant contributions to their respective fields, and are the highest honors a scientist can aspire to receive for their work. Continue reading
Episode 6 is out, and in addition to a couple of other topics, we discussed a few of our favorite video game expansion packs. In the days before DLC became the norm, expansion packs added new storylines, mechanics, and hours upon hours of new gameplay.
Lucas and I decided it would be fun to give our favorite expansions the discussion they deserve. It’s by no means an exhaustive list, but it’s a good start. We might even revisit this topic and add a few audience suggestions to the list. Continue reading