Tag Archives: Big Bang

Periodic Table – Where Your Elements Came From

“The hydrogen in your body, present in every molecule of water, came from the Big Bang. There are no other appreciable sources of hydrogen in the universe. The carbon in your body was made by nuclear fusion in the interior … Continue reading

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The Astrobiological Periodic Table

I love all the various versions of the Periodic Table, and have already mentioned several different ones, including an interactive one, one of dots, one of irrational nonsense, one of elemental discoveries, and even one of cupcakes. Today, we have … Continue reading

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The Chance Events That Led To Human Existence

“How have we ended up as the most advanced species on a small blue-green planet, orbiting a seemingly insignificant star, in one of the hundred billion galaxies in the Universe? Science has found some extraordinary answers to this question. Looking … Continue reading

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A Brief Timeline Of Everything

Title says it all really. This is an extremely condensed brief timeline of the history of our universe and planet. Wonderful music by Lindsey Stirling, great visuals, and just a beautiful video. It also contains the most astounding fact that … Continue reading

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Illustris Simulation

“The Illustris simulation is the most ambitious computer simulation of our Universe yet performed. The calculation tracks the expansion of the universe, the gravitational pull of matter onto itself, the motion of cosmic gas, as well as the formation of … Continue reading

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Will Varley – Weddings & Wars

Will Varley – Weddings & Wars (An 8-Bit History Of The World).  I really like this song, and the 8-bit animation is brilliant. It’s a quick history of the world, from the Big Bang to TV and beyond, and all … Continue reading

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The Echo of Creation

Very well done video talking about the echo of creation, and how it’s possible to see the cosmic microwave background radiation originating from the Big Bang, simply by de-tuning a TV. I absolutely love that concept, and the way it … Continue reading

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