CERN Physicist Explains the Origins of the Universe for Beginners with a Short Animated Video

If you have kids, you’re going to get the inevitable question: Where did the universe come from? And you’re likely going to take a long pause before trying to present the science of the big bang. Before you head down that path, know this: CERN physicist Tom Whyntie has created a new TED-ED video that explains, in three animated minutes, how the universe began, why it’s expanding, and other basic phenomena that concern cosmologists and particle physicists. Phew. By the time you’re done, you might be eagerly awaiting a where-do-babies-come-from video. That’s hopefully somewhere in TED-ED’s media pipeline too.

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  1. Hanoch says . . . | April 17, 2013 / 6:35 am

    The only problem is, it does not answer the question. It just describes how the universe changed from something very small to something very big.

  2. Sputters says . . . | April 17, 2013 / 8:15 am

    Yeah, like these arrogant assholes know anything that isn’t in their dogma book.

  3. Michael Morse says . . . | April 29, 2013 / 5:01 pm

    I assume by “these arrogant assholes,” you mean fools who don’t accept the Book of Genesis® as literal truth?

  4. M J Murcott says . . . | June 20, 2013 / 5:09 pm

    The multiverse theory of space, or why we don’t need dark energy and dark matter –

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