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Stories by Jared Kaplan

To Understand Gravity, Toss a Hard Drive into a Black Hole

We probably think we know gravity pretty well. After all, we have more conscious experience with this fundamental force than with any of the others (electromagnetism and the weak and strong nuclear forces)...

November 4, 2020 — Emily V. Driscoll and Jared Kaplan

The Big Bang, Zebras and the Texture of Our Universe

What do zebras have to do with the structure of the cosmos? Imagine a single zebra in your mind. With twitching ears, tufted hair, and a visual interference pattern wrapped over muscle and skin, the animal has its own contours, which are easy to make out up close...

October 28, 2020 — Emily V. Driscoll and Jared Kaplan
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