Dark Matter 101
The Universe is in a runaway mode, but here is the catch: we don't know how long that runaway mode is going to last.
If you are wondering what dark matter is, here is a good explanation from Alex Kritchevsky on Quora:
Dark matter...comes from the observation that galaxies should not be able to rotate at the speed they seem to rotate at based on their visible mass alone (and this is a huge effect - approximately 84% of the mass required for our observations seems to be invisible). It's 23% of the mass-energy total in the universe. If dark energy is 73% and dark matter is 23%, then there's only 4% left for the visible mass and energy in the universe, which is amazing.
So why is this important?
"Because the amount of matter and energy in the universe determines the rate of expansion," Dr. Michio Kaku tells us. "We now know there is a lot more dark energy than we previously thought. Therefore, the universe is undergoing an inflationary exponential expansion. It is in a runaway mode, but here is the catch: we don't know how long that runaway mode is going to last."
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Infographics show the classes and anxieties in the supposedly classless U.S. economy.
For those of us who follow politics, we’re used to commentators referring to the President’s low approval rating as a surprise given the U.S.'s “booming” economy. This seeming disconnect, however, should really prompt us to reconsider the measurements by which we assess the health of an economy. With a robust U.S. stock market and GDP and low unemployment figures, it’s easy to see why some think all is well. But looking at real U.S. wages, which have remained stagnant—and have, thus, in effect gone down given rising costs from inflation—a very different picture emerges. For the 1%, the economy is booming. For the rest of us, it’s hard to even know where we stand. A recent study by Porch (a home-improvement company) of blue-collar vs. white-collar workers shows how traditional categories are becoming less distinct—the study references "new-collar" workers, who require technical certifications but not college degrees. And a set of recent infographics from CreditLoan capturing the thoughts of America’s middle class as defined by the Pew Research Center shows how confused we are.
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