Tag: Space

Science

New evidence discovered from black hole collision

Scientists have discovered the largest collision of two black holes ever detected. Researchers detected gravitational waves originating from 17 billion light-years away. Due to the expansion of the universe, this collision would have occurred 7 billion years ago, making it the oldest detected collision, having happened at slightly before halfway through the universe’s lifespan. This…

Arts

Degas at the Opera

I visited Paris over the Halloween weekend, and one of my stops throughout the city was the Musée d’Orsay. This museum is in a beautiful building that was previously a train station built in 1900, which now houses mostly French art from the late 1800s and early 1900s. To my delight, I found that the…

Science

The hunt for dark energy

It is currently widely accepted that both space and time started with the Big Bang. The universe started as a small singularity that was infinitely dense and has continuously expanded since. This can be evidenced by an observed pattern called redshift (a result of the wavelength of electro-magnetic radiation increasing). However, gravity in simple terms…

Film

The death of DVD

In the last decade society has shifted from having DVD’s lining the shelves of TV cabinets and bookcases, to streaming sites like Netflix and Amazon Prime dominating the film and television industry.  DVDs were a phenomenon when they were first invented and changed the shape of both the television and film industries. Unlike CD’s, the…

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