Science

Pluto and The Planets

Why Pluto is no longer considered as a planet   By Steve Humphrey   My friend Tom Miller recently asked me to...

Schrödinger’s Cat

Steve discusses the multiple theories of Quantum Mechanics   By Steve Humphrey   “Schrödinger’s Cat” is a thought experiment invented by the...

The Double Slit Experiment

  By Steve Humphrey   The Double Slit experiment was first performed by Thomas Young, a proponent of the wave theory of...

The Problem of the Continuum

  By Steve Humphrey   This column is the first of three or four leading up to a discussion of the second...

Greenhouses

The history of Lincliffe’s green thumb   By Steve Humphrey Photos by Hartley Botanic & Kathryn Harrington   Charles Edwin and Mary...

Time Travel

Insofar as one of the themes of this issue is travel, I thought I’d write a column about time travel   By...

The Nature of Force

Forces are more mysterious than you might think   By Steve Humphrey   Force is a term ubiquitous in Physics and in...

Electromagnetic Induction

Scary title, huh? But it’s something that you use and experience every single day of your life   By Steve Humphrey  ...

The Mind-Body Problem

  By Steve Humphrey   The relationship between the mind and body has been recognized as a philosophical puzzle since Rene Descartes,...

Black Holes: Part II

  By Steve Humphrey   If you remember, last month I started talking about black holes, regions of space-time of (almost) infinite...

Black Holes

By Steve Humphrey   By now, I expect that everyone has heard of “black holes,” regions of space time where the gravitational...