Where do heavy elements like gold come from?

During the formation of the solar system Earth underwent an event known as the late bombardment. This was a time of a high amount of asteroid collisions hitting the Earth’s surface. These objects painted the surface of our planet with heavy elements such as gold, silver and titanium. But how did these asteroids form and … Read more Where do heavy elements like gold come from?

The Science of Music and Algorithms

“I can understand why it’s an issue if you’ve got an extremely romanticized view of what art is,” he says. “But Bach peed, and he shat, and he had a lot of kids. We’re all just people.” – David Cope, UC Santa Cruz, emeritus professor “To some extent, this match is a defense of the … Read more The Science of Music and Algorithms