The Week in Geek: Dark energy wins


If the minute explanation above isn’t enough, here’s everything you ever wanted to know about dark energy and more. Much, much more. Maybe more than you can handle. But if it’s a story you’re after, this is the article for you.

Amazing story of how two Nobel Prize medals were dissolved to hide them from the Nazis.

All the fuss over the Nobel Prizes makes me want to highlight the Ig Nobel Awards which took place last week. The Ig Nobels are for research that makes you laugh, and then think. Like this study on whether or not yawning is contagious among tortoises. And I dare you to read it without yawning yourself.


New York Times Op-Ed page gets it wrong.

The Wall Street Journal Op-Ed page feels left out and has to get it wrong too.

The sky is blue and violet is ticked.

The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) in northern Chile is open for business. And by business, I mean science!

Remember what it was like the first time you learned Darth Vader was Luke Skywalker’s father? If not, maybe this will help.

Have a great and geeky weekend!


Rachel Maddow Show Geek

The Week in Geek: Dark energy wins