Physicists Confirm Einstein's Time Dilation Theory With Unprecedented Accuracy

After more than a century, Einstein's theory of relativity is still confirmed time and time again. Physicists from institutions in...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 22 September 2014 - 11:41AM

Edgar Allan Poe Predicted Themes of Modern Cosmology, Including the Big Bang Theory

Edgar Allan Poe was, of course, not a scientist. But one of his (mostly ignored) works, "Eureka: A Prose Poem," has been reevaluated...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 15 September 2014 - 3:53PM

4 Asteroid Impact Simulators To Show You How Deadly Space Rocks Can Be

Last weekend, asteroid RC 2014, which is roughly the size of a large house, came within just 25,000 miles of Earth. Despite a number...

Kieran Dickson
Wednesday, 10 September 2014 - 12:46PM

God and the Multiverse: A Physicist Debunks the Fine-Tuning Argument

"Our particular universe is not fine-tuned to us; we are fine-tuned to it."   This is the central argument behind Victor Stenger's...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 09 September 2014 - 10:12AM

Stephen Hawking: The Higgs Boson Could Destroy the Universe Any Minute Now

The 2012 discovery of the Higgs boson, or inaptly-named "God particle," was a major breakthrough in our understanding of the universe,...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 08 September 2014 - 11:00AM

Neutron Stars Are Atoms the Size of Mountains

Science channel Kurzgesagt, German for "in a nutshell," explained the nature of neutron stars, which they call "some of the strangest...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 03 September 2014 - 2:54PM

Brian Cox: There's an Asteroid With Our Name on It

Physicist and University of Manchester professor Brian Cox believes that an asteroid will likely wipe out humanity very soon.  ...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 02 September 2014 - 10:48AM

New Experiment Will Tell Us If The Universe Is a Hologram

Do we live in a two-dimensional hologram? Scientists may discover that we live in a Matrix-like illusion during an upcoming experiment...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 26 August 2014 - 12:41PM

Multiverse Opponents Claim Nature Has No Sense of Scale

The multiverse theory essentially arose as an explanation of our universe's fine-tuning for the existence of life. Rather than accept...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 25 August 2014 - 1:36PM

Mini-Tornadoes in Superfluid Demonstrate Quantum Mechanics on a Large Scale

Quantum mechanics is, by nature, abstract and often unobservable, as it describes the behavior of particles on a nanoscopic scale. But...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 21 August 2014 - 4:31PM

Advancing Artificial Intelligence Using Quantum Mechanics

As the tasks which we entrust to artificial intelligence become increasingly important and complex, the ability to program adequate...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 18 August 2014 - 1:36PM

Higgs Boson May Have Stabilized Our Early Universe

The relatively recent discovery of the Higgs boson explains why particles have mass, but it may also explain the expansion of our...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 15 August 2014 - 10:52AM

How Early Black Holes Grew to Be Billions of Times the Mass of Our Sun

Supermassive black holes at the ends of our universe may have grown extremely rapidly after the Big Bang, allowing them to grow to a...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 11 August 2014 - 3:23PM

Did a Black Hole Give Birth to Our Universe?

Did the Big Bang begin inside a four-dimensional black hole? Researchers from the Perimeter Institute have published research which...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 07 August 2014 - 4:43PM

Mini-Supernova Creates a Zombie Star

When a relatively weak supernova tries to obliterate a star that just refuses to die, it leaves a zombie star. Researchers from...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 06 August 2014 - 4:42PM

The Universe as a Mathematical Structure May Justify Multiverse Theory

Is our entire universe a mathematical structure? Does life consist of a specific pattern of spacetime? Are there multiverses with...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 06 August 2014 - 10:49AM

The Quantum Cheshire Cat: Can a Particle Be Separated from Its Properties?

Can a property of an object be physically separated from the object itself? Physicists have long theorized a tenet of quantum...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 29 July 2014 - 12:31PM

Three New Experiments May Discover the Nature of Dark Matter

Dark matter is theorized to comprise 85% of the total matter in the universe, but we have no idea what it is. It is a hypothetical...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 28 July 2014 - 3:59PM

Criticisms of Einstein's Theory of Relativity May Mean that Alien Probes Have Reached Earth

Mathematicians from the University of Edinburgh calculated that alien probes may already have explored this galaxy.    In an...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 28 July 2014 - 12:05PM

Are Dreams Interactions Between Quantum Parallel Worlds?

When we dream, are we peering into our "road not taken," or the life of one of our parallel universe counterparts? Probably not, but...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 21 July 2014 - 5:00PM