Sašo Dolenc

What is randomness?

You might think it must be easy to define randomness, but nothing could be further from the truth. Not only is it difficult to create random events or sequences...

Conquering Absolute Zero

At a time when adventurers were still competing to conquer the ice-cold vastness of the North and South Poles, scientists were running a tight race to get as close...

How Old is Time?

Trying to imagine the beginning of time is just as hard as trying to imagine that time has no beginning. Both possibilities are equally strange and have baffled scholarly...

The Power of Uncertainty

Humans generally try to avoid the feelings of uncertainty and ambiguity. We are naturally inclined towards resolving ambiguous situations asap. When we are put in a position that we...

Why does digital music only make sense to a human ear?

German acoustics professor Eberhard Zwicker spent years studying the ways humans recognise sounds. After conducting a number of experiments, he reached an important conclusion: a human ear doesn’t abide...

The Winner Brain

In Lake Tanganyika in the heart of Africa, there lives an unusual species of fish, Haplochromis burtoni of the cichlid family. It is peculiar for having two varieties of...