Vern Bender

About the Author
Vern J. Bender is a local historian at Ocean Isle Beach. While a native of Saginaw, Michigan, he has been a property owner at Ocean Isle Beach since 1979. Mr. Bender received a BS degree in marketing from Michigan State University. Vern has over 35 years of field and corporate executive experience in retail and financial management. He has held various field and national management positions with Sears, Roebuck & Co., and TransAmerica Corporation, San Francisco, California.
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SCIENCE ODDS AND ENDS VB 1

OUR GALAXY'S BLACK HOLE AT THE CENTER OF OUR GALAXY IS 2.6 MILLION TIMES MORE MASSIVE THAN OUR SUN'S MASS. A CENTRED BLACK HOLE SERVES AS A GRAVITATIONAL ANCHOR FOR ALL GALAXIES. BLACK HOLES DRAIN EACH GALAXY OF EXCESS MATTER. THEY ARE A COUNTERBALANCE MECHANISM TO...

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SCIENCE SAYS & science needs to know VB#8

Vacuum energy is underlying background energy that exists in space throughout the entire Universe. This behavior is codified in Heisenberg's energy-time uncertainty principle. Why does the zero-point energy of the vacuum not cause a large cosmological constant? What...

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SCIENCE SAYS VB#7

BEFORE OUR UNIVERSE'S BIG BANG, WHAT WAS GOING ON? INFLATION IS A PROMISING ANSWER, BUT, IT'S NOT THE CORRECT ANSWER. AN INFLATIONARY STATE BEFORE THE BIG BANG WOULD ALSO NEED A BEGINNING. PHILOSOPHERS AND COMOLOGISTS STRUGGLE TO ASCERTAIN THE CORRECT ANSWER TO THIS...

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