Motivation Monday (on Tuesday): Rest and Recovery

When I was younger, I could get away with pulling an all-nighter, eating like garbage, and never taking a break.  As I get older, I find it’s much easier to burn out.  I feel the effects of a poor diet or a late night, and I need the extra time to recover at the end of a long week. Over the past few months, I’ve been getting used to waking up at 5am, going to the gym, and then going to work for the day.  I watch what I eat, generally avoid alcohol, and enjoy a few cups of delicious coffee...

Dark Matter Domination

Dark matter is everywhere.  There is way more of it in the universe than the matter we are made of and interact with.  Yet for the sheer amount of it, we have no way of determining what exactly it is.  It’s as if we didn’t know what air was, and even though we could see it and breathe it, we couldn’t measure it.  The most tantalizing part about dark matter is that we can see the gravitational effect it has, and so we can determine how much of it there has to be.  Some places in the universe have more dark matter than...