the sun

SYSK Selects: How the Sun Works

In this week's SYSK Select episode, amateur astrophysicists Josh and Chuck break out the stats and attempt to explain the complex, boiling ball of gas that we call the sun.

The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

Every week, Josh and Chuck read tons of material. Here they share with you the best of the bunch. Enjoy it in good health.

The Large Hadron Collider at CERN has been hogging all the limelight lately, since it began to power up for the recreation of the trillionth of a second following the Big Bang. There are other particle accelerators out there still, and they want you to know that they, too, are doing their part to bring about the untimely end of the universe as well. In a paper that was a year in the publishing, the researchers out of the Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton, NY, released their findings from an experimental particle collision that generated the highest recorded temperatures on planet Earth.