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Something Special

There’s something special that we all take for granted a little too often. It seems trite, but the best ideas are always obvious. There will never be a single person like you.  Nobody in history has seen, heard, or felt the things you have. Nobody in the next hundred billion years will get to experience […]

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Endless probability

Here’s something they don’t teach you in school because it would undermine everything. It’s as factual as science can be, but it’s tough to wrap our little brains around — like the fact you’re moving at 67,000 miles an hour.  Here are some more facts they won’t tell you: We don’t know what makes up […]

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Walking through walls

Walking through a wall is very very very very unlikely, but science tells us it’s not impossible. It’s called ‘quantum tunnelling’ and it’s why the sun explodes, and how your DNA replicates, and how light passes through a solid object. A very clever teenager explained this to me this morning in under three minutes and […]