Physics

New Pear-Shaped Nucleus Could Mean the End of Time Travel

By all accounts, time travel should be realistically possible. The laws of physics seem to favor symmetry in spacetime, and if...

Noelle Phansalkar
Friday, 01 July 2016 - 11:00AM

"Voyage of Time" Trailer: Brad Pitt Narrates Terrence Malick's Cosmic Journey

Love him or hate him, Terrence Malick is known for his abstract, cosmic, gorgeous imagery, so he's the ideal director to take us...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 30 June 2016 - 11:10AM

Watch: Why Every Explanation of Superheroes' "Phasing" Powers Is Wrong

Superheroes peppered in every comic book universe have the power to "phase" through objects, from Marvel's Vision and Kitty Pryde to...

Janey Tracey
Sunday, 19 June 2016 - 3:53PM

Scientists Have Once Again Detected Gravitational Waves

Scientists announced today that they have once again detected gravitational ripples in spacetime coming from the collision of two...

Noelle Phansalkar
Thursday, 16 June 2016 - 10:30AM

Physicists Have Figured Out How To Make It Through A Wormhole

For years, physicists have used Einstein's theory of general relativity to assume that the center of a black hole contains a...

Noelle Phansalkar
Friday, 10 June 2016 - 5:20PM

ESA Plans Space-Based Observatory to Detect Gravitational Waves

One small step closer to detecting gravitational space waves for man... one giant leap for mankind and all of physics. The European...

Noelle Phansalkar
Thursday, 09 June 2016 - 11:32AM

13 Billion-Year-Old Star Can Still Make Music

"Just as archeologists can reveal the past by excavating the earth, so we can use sound inside the stars to perform Galactic...

Noelle Phansalkar
Tuesday, 07 June 2016 - 11:28AM

Physicists Slow Down Light by "Twisting" It

The speed of light is one of the most important constants in physics, and it remains unchangeable. But in spite of this, scientists...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 31 May 2016 - 1:45PM

Physicists Confirm that Schrodinger's Cat Is Both Dead and Alive - Even in Two Different Boxes

What happens when you cut Schrodinger's cat in half? Apparently, you get two halves of a cat that are both alive and dead, as...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 30 May 2016 - 1:03PM

The Earth’s Core is Actually 2.5 Years Younger than Its Surface

Ever since Einstein developed the theory of relativity, scientists have known that time can be dilated dependent on how close to...

Zain Charkawi
Thursday, 26 May 2016 - 8:47PM

Watch Water Droplets Get Vaporized by the World's Brightest X-Ray Laser

Scientists have created the first recordings of tiny water droplets being vaporized by the world's brightest X-Ray laser. The team,...

Kieran Dickson
Wednesday, 25 May 2016 - 5:55AM

New Study Shows Relationship Between Dark Energy and the Direction of Time

Time moves forward, but why? While that’s a question that mankind may be a ways off from answering definitively, a new study by two...

Zain Charkawi
Monday, 23 May 2016 - 4:44PM

Scientists Confirm the Discovery of a 13 Billion Year Old Galaxy

Scientists currently believe the universe to be about 13.8 billion years old, and interestingly enough, there’s been quite a number...

Zain Charkawi
Monday, 23 May 2016 - 2:42PM

Watch: NASA Observes Spectacular Magnetic Light Show for the First Time

The magnetosphere surrounding Earth is active all the time, but since magnetic fields are invisible to the naked eye, NASA has...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 16 May 2016 - 11:31AM

Physicists Say Wormholes Could Void the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle

According to Einstein's theory of general relativity, time travel through wormholes is technically possible. And if we can ever figure...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 13 May 2016 - 12:41PM

The Science Behind Marvel's Giant-Man

Spoilers for the MCU follow!Spider-Man and Black Panther received worthy introductions in Captain America: Civil War, but one reveal...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 10 May 2016 - 5:10PM

The Large Hadron Collider Was Just Derailed by a Weasel

The most powerful particle collider in the world has been shut down--by a weasel. According to internal documents posted online...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 29 April 2016 - 2:07PM

Astronomers Find "Monster" Black Hole Formed from Three-Galaxy Collision

The black hole at the center of our galaxy is extremely large--4 million times the mass of our Sun--but a newly discovered black hole...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 27 April 2016 - 11:16AM

Physicist Simulates a Black Hole in a Lab to Prove Hawking Radiation Theory

Hawking radiation may have solved the black hole information paradox, theoretically speaking, but scientists have never been able to...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 26 April 2016 - 1:57PM

William Shatner Claims Star Trek Technology Is "Not That Far-Fetched"

Star Trek is known for predicting and inspiring real-life technologies, from the everyday tech like the cellphone and Siri to...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 25 April 2016 - 2:06PM