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The 5 Most Important Rules For Scientists Who Write About Science

13 Jun 2018, 14:01 UTC
The 5 Most Important Rules For Scientists Who Write About Science
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The farther away we look, the closer in time we’re seeing towards the Big Bang. The latest record-holder for quasars comes from a time when the Universe was just 690 million years old. These ultra-distant cosmological probes also show us a Universe that contains dark matter and dark energy. (Jinyi Yang, University of Arizona; Reidar Hahn, Fermilab; M. Newhouse NOAO/AURA/NSF)There’s a big reason no one, not even Stephen Hawking, could fill Carl Sagan’s shoes.Everyone has a unique story to tell. For scientists, that story is one that usually only a few people in the world understand as fully and completely as they do. Even within their own sub-field, they have an expertise and a perspective that pushes the frontiers of human knowledge. For those of us who are curious about the Universe, that cutting edge between the known and the unknown is the most exciting place to be. The researchers who expand not only the body of human knowledge, but the possibilities for what could theoretically exist, are always the first to see what exists over today’s horizons.Professor Alan Guth of the MIT Physics Department poses with a radio telescope on the roof at MIT in 2014. Professor Guth was ...

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