BBC Horizon: What Happened Before the Big Bang?

They are the biggest questions that science can possibly ask: where did everything in our universe come from? How did it all begin? For nearly a hundred years, we thought we had the answer: a big bang some 14 billion years ago.
But now some scientists believe that was not really the beginning. Our universe may have had a life before this violent moment of creation.
Horizon takes the ultimate trip into the unknown, to explore a dizzying world of cosmic bounces, rips and multiple universes, and finds out what happened before the big bang.

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Aired October 11, 2010 on BBC Two

They are the biggest questions that science can possibly ask: where did everything in our universe come from? How did it all begin? For nearly a hundred years, we thought we had the answer: a big bang some 14 billion years ago.

But now some scientists believe that was not really the beginning. Our universe may have had a life before this violent moment of creation.

Horizon takes the ultimate trip into the unknown, to explore a dizzying world of cosmic bounces, rips and multiple universes, and finds out what happened before the big bang.

Reblogged from Atheist Media

 

Cake cutting gone wrong of the day

Just minutes before the cake cutting at a wedding reception I shot over the weekend, a little boy bumped into the table holding the cake and the table toppled over. What a nightmare.

It’s a good thing that this was the couple’s second wedding reception. They had married two weeks prior in Colorado, and were holding another reception for folks who couldn’t make it.

I don’t know the whole story or whether or not the country club holding the event took the blame for the incident. Clearly the table wasn’t properly setup.

The bride and groom posed for this picture. I tried to get more emotion out of them. The shot I kind of liked more the groom is in mid-rolled-back eyes face. I figured I wouldn’t do that to the poor guy.

Here’s a shot of the little boy who might have knocked over the table getting a lick of the icing:

 

 

 

So this happened in my backyard this morning

This morning, I went out to walk Talulah, and my downstairs neighbor’s car was up on cinder blocks with all four tires removed. When was the last time you saw a car on cinder blocks that wasn’t in some movie from the 70s?

How fucking frustrating. I’m sure it was a quick and easy job for the thieves. Of course with the damn train going overhead and half the world sleeping at that hour, who knows when the perpetrators banged out the job.

Our neighborhood is not the greatest. It’s not the worst. You can kind of see just past the train tracks, there’s a beautiful patch of grass for dogs and people to play. I’ve said before that our alley is a thoroughfare for foot and car traffic. I’m sure someone saw the car parked back there before, and came back to do the job.

In the city, there are junk trucks that patrol the alleys looking for scrap metal and appliances that people throw out 27/7. There are dumpster divers that fish through the trash all the time, too. In a way, I like that there is activity in the alley. For one, any time you put too much stuff back there by the trashcans, it’s gone in 30 minutes. One man’s trash is another man’s treasure, for sure.

But at the same time, it’s this kind of thing that worries Tina and me. Obviously no one was hurt. And even if we had cameras, it probably would have done little good.

Our car happens to be inside a gate, but that doesn’t mean it’s safe. What a shitty thing to do.

When was the last time you had thieves ruin your day?