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About the Universe

We should celebrate a totally complete revolution in our understanding of the universe, that took place about 45 years ago or within the last 50 years, that’s been unheralded. You don’t read about it much.

In the early 1960s, there were four forces in nature, electromagnetism, which you know of, and gravity, the two you’re mostly familiar with. There are two more, called the strong force and the weak force. In 1962 or ’63, we understand one, one force in nature. Electromagnetism was the only force we understood as a quantum theory. Quantum mechanics is the theory that governs matter on very small scales and forces. What is remarkable is, within a decade, we understood three of those four forces of nature.

I mean, it was one of the most amazing periods of scientific expansion in understanding the universe, and one of the most beautiful aspects of that is we understood that all of the forces in nature could be understood in terms of a single mathematical formula. They had exactly the same structure mathematically, which is profoundly interesting, but even more interesting perhaps, you know you’ve made a breakthrough in science when two things that seem very, very different suddenly are recognized as being different aspects of the same thing.

Transcription of Prof. Lawrence Krauss


Looking at this photo of Modica (and remembering my brief glimpse of the city while crossing a nearby bridge), I’m reminded of Berat, Albania, with its flat, front-facing buildings of endless windows. That said, this is most definitely another Baroque city.

Modica is famous for its chocolate, which comes from a traditional Aztec recipe. Cioccolato di Modica can be found throughout the city.

From Adventurous Kate



Visual Chap 1.0.3 adds multi-language support

International friends, the day has arrived!

We’ve packaged a nice little update: Visual Chap now automatically detects the site’s language and adapts its searches for that specific Wikipedia domain: results may vary quite a bit accordingly to the local servers structure and completeness.

We only test on English, French, Spanish, German and Italian Wikipedia API’s at the moment: please submit a ticket in the support forum if you find issues in your language.


Visual Chap available on WordPress!

It couldn’t have been quicker…

WordPress has kindly accepted Visual Chap in their official repository: everything is setup and you can now find links to Download and Support in the main menu. Version 1.0.2 is the official release, do not download previous versions.

As usual, has been AMAZING at support and politeness: I wish commercial companies could reach half of their level. Kudos to Otto and all the others in the community for the great work they do, I have something new to write on my blog from the experience!


Visual Chap submitted!

Visual Chap has been submitted for review and, once it will have passed all the tests, will be available in the WordPress Plugins repository.

You can now find the master repository here.