A universe entirely made of antimatter wouldn't be a Michael Bay reality show
July 22, 2012 5:16 PM   Subscribe

In case you needed another reason to love/fear them: With a tone that sometimes rings condescending or conspiratorial but always wonderfully flippant, the best minds of cracked.com discuss the grandest extremities of modern physics.
posted by es_de_bah (8 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
MetaFilter: You didn't understand what some of the words meant.
posted by Wolfdog at 5:29 PM on July 22, 2012

MetaFilter: The math is extremely difficult.

MetaFilter: Congratulations! You've just proved you don't know what you're talking about!

Forgive me.
posted by Wolfdog at 5:31 PM on July 22, 2012

That is some pretty dang exciting stuff. I'd love to see pictures of that thing that has a negative reflectiveness index.
posted by rebent at 6:24 PM on July 22, 2012

This article is
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posted by boo_radley at 7:50 PM on July 22, 2012 [2 favorites]

rebent: "negative reflectiveness index"

Here's a conceptual image for you.
posted by boo_radley at 7:51 PM on July 22, 2012 [4 favorites]

what the holy...
posted by rebent at 10:33 PM on July 22, 2012

Whatever one thinks about Cracked, it's nice to see an article that's massively enthusiastic about science.
posted by happyroach at 11:04 PM on July 22, 2012

'Doubtless the depths of space smash a few super-heavy elements together somewhere, but in the midst of cosmic collisions so vast that they make finding a needle in a haystack look like finding a needle shoved into your eye.'

posted by StephenF at 4:39 AM on July 23, 2012

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