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What do you really need to know about the universe?

Just a quicky. I have a new, somewhat navel-gazing post up at io9 on what you really need to know about the universe, and more generally, why people embrace pop-sci at all. I’m curious to hear what you think, and … Continue reading

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Nature Review

In case you missed it, Nature (subscription required) had this to say about The Universe in the Rearview Mirror: Who knew symmetry could be so brilliantly entertaining? Physicist Dave Goldberg slings the reader straight in at the deep end of … Continue reading

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Ask a Physicist: How does Spacetime get Bent?

My latest column is up at io9: “How does Spacetime get Bent?” It’s an overview of how to think about curved spacetime, even if the universe “really” feels flat. Enjoy! -Dave

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Ask a Physicist: A Practical Guide to Intergalactic Travel

Good news everyone! I have a new column on io9: How to Make it to the Edge of the Observable Universe in a Few Decades. This is one of the most fun columns I’ve written in ages, so please do … Continue reading

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Ask a Physicist: Is the Earth Putting on Weight?

Last week, I put in a call for questions, and the opportunity to win a signed advanced copy of The Universe in the Rearview Mirror (and seriously, it’s never too early to pre-order). The first winning column is up: “Is … Continue reading

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Book Giveaway! Also, reviews!

Greetings, true believers! If you haven’t done so already, head on over to io9 and submit a question. I’m running an “Ask a Physicist” context. For the next 4 weeks, I’ll be answering a question a week, as selected by … Continue reading

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Ask a Physicist: How Much Does Antimatter Weigh?

My latest column is up, and it’s a fun one. Does antimatter have antigravity? Only one way to find out for sure! In other news, I’ll be on a panel at the Library Journal Day of Dialog May 29 (NYC). … Continue reading

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Ask a Physicist: Will the Universe End in a Big Rip

Credit: New Scientist Enough with the random announcements! It’s time for some science! I have a new column up on io9: Will the Universe End in a Big Rip? For those too impatient to read through, the answer is “maybe,” … Continue reading

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Ask a Physicist: What's so super about Supersymmetry?

Hey everyone, my “Ask a Physicist” column is officially back! This week, I talk all about supersymmetry. Would you like to leave an indelible mark on future generations? Well then, ask me a question! If it’s good and of general … Continue reading

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Ask a Physicist: Stop Calling it the "God Particle."

Today, in likely anticipation of tomorrow’s Higgs announcement, I hike up my pants high and demand that people stop referring to the Higgs as the “God Particle.” Also, to bring back MacGyver. In case you missed it: Stop Calling it … Continue reading

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