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Physics

The Theory of Everything: Two Major Unifying Theories of Physics

The unifying theories of physics are among the greatest and most complex in all of science; they stand as incomparable masterpieces in the gallery of modern thought. As you experience them, you will witness their progression toward ever-grander insights, pointing towards an as-yet-unfinished ultimate synthesis that will transform our understanding of the universe. […]

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Science

Can Plants Think? The Torch Podcast

With almost 400,000 known species and thousands more identified every year, the variety of plant life is almost overwhelming—from the microscopic to the largest organism on Earth. In Plant Science: An Introduction to Botany, you will explore the astonishing adaptations that allow plants to live in an enormous variety of ecosystems, from deserts and the ocean floor to thousands of feet above sea level and on every continent. […]

Health & Fitness

Why Are Our Dreams So Weird?

Why Are Our Dreams So Weird? Studies show that there is continuity between people’s dreams and their waking lives. But is the answer so simple? […]

Earth Science

Fossils: Life Cast in Ancient Stone

How can you turn a soft, organic, squishy organism into a fossil that can survive earthquakes, rising mountains, closing oceans, and colliding continents for millions, perhaps even billions, of years? Just what are the chances of some organism becoming a fossil? Learn about the necessary conditions required for a fossil to form and just how unlikely it is to happen. […]

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Physics

The Big Bang Theory Explained

Most people think of the Big Bang as the moment that the universe “exploded” and came into existence. As Professor Don Lincoln explains, the reality is more complicated.  […]

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