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Time Travel and Premonition
According to its definition, a premonition is a foretelling of the future. Dreams are often premonitions of the subconscious. Read more

Fundamental Particles by Bryan Brandenburg
A fundamental interaction is a mechanism by which particles interact with each other, and which cannot be explained by another more fundamental interaction. Every observed physical phenomenon, from galaxies colliding with each other to quarks vibrating inside a proton, can thus be explained by these interactions. Read more

Adenosine Triphosphate by Bryan Brandenburg
Adenosine 5'-triphosphate (ATP) is a multifunctional nucleotide that is most important as a "molecular currency" of intracellular energy transfer. Read more

Uranium Lead Dating the Earth
Uranium-lead dating computes the age of the earth at 4.54 billion years old with less than 1% margin of error. It is one of the oldest and most refined radiometric dating schemes, with a routine age range of about 1 million years to over 4.5 billion years. Read more

The Sun by Bryan Brandenburg
The Sun is the star at the center of the Solar System. The Earth and other matter orbit the Sun, which by itself accounts for more than 99% of the solar system's mass. Read more

Big Bang Cosmology by Howard Bloom and Bryan Brandenburg
Howard Bloom's new book; The God Problem: How a Godless Cosmos Creates unveils Big Bagel Theory, a new theory of the beginning, middle and end of the Universe. Read more