We Are Not Alone

Fact: The aliens should have been in touch by now. There is absolutely no convincing evidence of intelligent – or indeed any – life on other planets to date. However, taking into account the huge size and age of the universe it is also extremely unlikely that we are the only life-forms in the universe….

Against The Clock

Fact: There are 10,080 minutes in a week. And this time I could only find a single one in which to write a post. ‘Another one of Mr Shaunak’s Little Bites of Science’ Image under Creative Commons license

Beautifully Simple

Fact: 111,111,111 × 111,111,111 = 12345678987654321 Sometimes the world needs no explanation. Also I have finals. ‘Another one of Mr Shaunak’s Little Bites of Science’ Image under Creative Commons Liscence

Play Your Cards Right

Fact: If you shuffle a deck of cards, that precise order of cards has probably never happened before.  Actually, if every single person on earth (all 7 billion of us) had shuffled one deck of cards every second since the start of the universe – 13.7 billion years ago – we still wouldn’t even be close to having…