Today is a historical day in science. One day you may be asked: Where were you when you learned of the Big Bang's smoking gun?
To understand the science of this historical discovery, watch this video from our friends at This is Genius.
In honor of today's exciting announcement, here's a round-up of some of Big Think's Big Bang coverage:
1) Big Think's Michio Kaku answers "What put the 'bang' in the Big Bang?"
2) Katie Freese, professor of physics at the University of Michigan, explains what came before the Big Bang.
3) Maybe we should change the name of the theory? Kaku on why "Big Bang" is a misnomer.
4) What did the Big Bang sound like? University of Washington physicist John Cramer provides a recording that may provide clues.
5) What's love got to do with the Big Bang Theory? Big Think's Pamela Haag applies it to mate selection.
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Archeologists had been doubtful since no such ship had ever been found.
- In 450 BCE, Greek historian Herodotus described a barge that's never been found.
- When the ancient port of Thonis-Heracleion was discovered, some 70 sunken ships were found resting in its waters.
- One boat, Ship 17, uncannily matches the Herodotus' description.
The blood of horseshoe crabs is harvested on a massive scale in order to retrieve a cell critical to medical research. However, recent innovations might make this practice obsolete.
- Horseshoe crabs' blue blood is so valuable that a quart of it can be sold for $15,000.
- This is because it contains a molecule that is crucial to the medical research community.
- Today, however, new innovations have resulted in a synthetic substitute that may end the practice of farming horseshoe crabs for their blood.
The Canadian professor has been on the Joe Rogan Experience six times. There's a lot of material to discuss.
- Jordan Peterson has constantly been in the headlines for his ideas on gender over the last three years.
- While on Joe Rogan's podcast, he explains his thoughts on the gender differences in society.
- On another episode, Peterson discusses the development of character through competition.
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