Beyond Acceleration

Jedimentat44 © Flickr, CC BY 2.0 My favourite subject in school this year is physics. Recently we completed a unit on Kinematics, and studied that velocity is the rate of change in position of an object, and acceleration is the rate of change in velocity of an object. The teacher did not mention anything past […]

Walking a Tightrope

I have many irrational fears like spiders, small spaces and tiny little holes that are too close together. However, heights, which is quite a reasonable fear to have, is not one of them. My liking of heights is only present when I feel safe or secure. When I rock climb and zip line, I have […]

What Came Before the Big Bang?

As I was reading Neil Degrasse Tyson’s Astrophysics for People in a Hurry, one of Tyson’s first chapters was a thorough explanation and timeline into the birth of the universe. However, I found it interesting that the book assumed the Big Bang was the first step. There must have been something else before our universe. […]

Where is the Universe Expanding?

        When I look up at the night sky and wonder upon where we are in this vast pocket in the cosmos, I find it is the simpler questions that yield the more complicated answer. Many may be aware of the theory of the expansion of the universe. However, there is still […]