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Special Relativity

Myths of Physics: 1. Einstein's Speed Limit Is the Speed of Light

Victor Stenger | Posted 10.12.2014 | Science
Victor Stenger

You can go ahead and try to measure the speed of light in a vacuum if you like. If your measuring instruments are properly calibrated by an atomic clock, then you are going to get 299,792,458 meters per second every time.

New Experiment Puts Einstein To Test

LiveScience | Clara Moscowitz | Posted 07.30.2013 | Science

The speed of light is considered to be the ultimate cosmic speed limit, thanks to Einstein's special theory of relativity. But physicists aren't conte...

Kepler's Ark

Victor Stenger | Posted 06.23.2013 | Science
Victor Stenger

News reports on the discovery of "habitable" planets are highly misleading. What scientists define as habitable just means that conditions may exist that are adequate for life based on carbon chemistry, such as the generic type of life we have on Earth.

The Large, the Small, and How to Connect Them

Mario Livio | Posted 08.26.2012 | Science
Mario Livio

In order to unify the theory of the large -- general relativity -- with the theory of the small -- quantum mechanics -- physicists had to examine the properties of spacetime on the tiniest scales. And here is where the problem arose.

Lent As Shot Clock

Rev. Susan Baller-Shepard | Posted 04.23.2012 | Religion
Rev. Susan Baller-Shepard

Liturgical seasons are the way the church marks off time. Liturgical seasons are nice little containers, with corresponding colors. We are humans, and we like to think we have dominion over much, including time.