Thunderstorms Create Antimatter Beams: Geeky Small-Talk Fodder from NASA

By Adrienne Crezo Contributing Writer, [GAS] Last week, NASA announced that their Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope has detected antimatter produced by thunderstorms on Earth. Though it was long suspected that lightning activity (associated with terrestrial gamma-ray flashes, or TGFs) potentially created antimatter particles, this latest announcement is the first hard evidence of the phenomenon. So, […]

Symphony of Science – The Big Beginning (ft. Hawking, Sagan, Dawkins, Shears, Tyson)

“The Big Beginning” is the eighth installment in the Symphony of Science music video series. It deals with the origins of our universe, covering the Big Bang theory, expansion and cooling of the universe, formation of galaxies, the interplay between matter and anti-matter, and cosmic radiation. The music video features Stephen Hawking, Richard Dawkins, Carl […]