So, I have a feature on my website where every week people submit hypothetical questions for me to answer, and I try to answer them using math, science and comics. So for example, one person asked, what would happen if you tried to hit a baseball pitched at 90 percent of the speed of light?
What if I told you that To Kill A Mockingbird is overrated? “Can you, uh…can you read and write?” Wait, Atticus, let me explain, let me explain. What I’m saying is it’s weird how this book is so, so famous. Let me tell you a story. I read this book for fun in fourth grade.
We all know that light bends when it travels through glass, water, or other transparent material – that’s how a microscope, lighthouse and spectacles work! And you might even know that light bends because it travels slower through glass or water than through air – but why does light slow down? And how does it
You may have heard that Einstein’s theory of special relativity imposes a cosmic speed limit: nothing can travel faster than the speed of light. Well, that’s wrong. All that Einstein said was that light moves at the same speed in every reference frame – and while this implies that nothing with real mass can move