Physics

First Ever Photograph of Light Behaving as Both a Particle and a Wave

Scientists have long theorized that light acts as both a wave and a particle, but have never been able to directly observe it. Now, a...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 02 March 2015 - 3:17PM

The Hidden Planet on the Other Side of the Sun - Debunked

For decades, science fiction has been fascinated by the concept of a "counter-Earth," or an Earth-sized planet that's equidistant from...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 24 February 2015 - 4:17PM

MIT Physicist Calls Human Life an 'Accident' of the Multiverse

Physicists and philosophers alike have been trying to explain the supposed "fine-tuning" of the universe for over a century, and...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 23 February 2015 - 2:33PM

Earth Passing Through Dark Matter May Have Caused the Dinosaur Extinction

Dark matter and the dinosaur extinction are two of science's biggest mysteries, and it turns out that one might explain the other....

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 19 February 2015 - 1:16PM

Alien Star Narrowly Missed Our Solar System 70,000 Years Ago

The closest star to our solar system, Proxima Centauri, is 4.24 light years from our Sun. Scientists have just discovered that 70,000...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 18 February 2015 - 2:32PM

Interstellar VFX Team Publishes Scientific Study About Constructing an Accurate Black Hole

Interstellar certainly wasn't a perfect movie, but it did have one huge advantage in the form of scientific consulting from Kip...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 13 February 2015 - 3:40PM

Physicists Predict Discovery of Gravitational Waves by January 1, 2017

The BICEP2 data may have been officially debunked, but that doesn't mean that we've given up looking for gravitational waves. On the...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 12 February 2015 - 12:09PM

Astronomers Find Evidence of Dark Matter-Filled Galaxy X

Back in 2009, astronomers inferred the existence of a small galaxy composed almost entirely of dark matter based on ripples of...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 10 February 2015 - 3:30PM

What Happens to Earth When the Milky Way and Andromeda Galaxies Collide?

We already know that the Milky Way and Andromeda galaxies are headed for a catastrophic collision, in which they spend billions of...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 10 February 2015 - 1:34PM

Big Bang Theory Debunked? New Equation May Reveal Our Universe Has No Beginning or End

With the supposedly groundbreaking BICEP2 gravitational waves officially disproven recently, the question of the Big Bang theory is...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 10 February 2015 - 1:07PM

Watch: NASA Video Shows How Water Behaves in Space

As part of a series of experiments to determine exactly how water behaves in microgravity, NASA has released a video that shows the...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 09 February 2015 - 5:53PM

Scientist Claims the 'Quantum Enigma' May Necessitate Free Will, Make Telepathy Possible

Many great minds, from philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche to theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking have argued that free will does not...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 04 February 2015 - 10:25AM

MIT Scientists Close to Creating Holograms By Using Sound to Manipulate Light

Although 3-D films are all the rage these days, we still haven't actually mastered holography, or holograms, as they're affectionately...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 03 February 2015 - 3:24PM

Gravity's Rainbow Theory May Solve Black Hole Information Paradox

No, this isn't the story of Thomas Pynchon's novel solving the information paradox, but it's still pretty cool. According to a new...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 30 January 2015 - 3:23PM

Scientists Leak that BICEP2 Gravitational Waves Have Been Officially Disproven

It looks like no one is winning a Nobel Prize for this one. After a long roller coaster ride, it seems that the BICEP2 observations...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 30 January 2015 - 12:08PM

Physicists Slow Down the Speed of Light in Groundbreaking Experiment

In the last two years, physicists have proposed that the "speed of light" constant is either slower than previously thought or not a...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 23 January 2015 - 1:40PM

Marvel's Physics Consultant Explains the Science of the Ant-Man Suit

In the upcoming Ant-Man movie, Paul Rudd plays a "superhero" who isn't exactly super on his own. Like Iron Man and Batman, his...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 08 January 2015 - 10:20AM

Scientists Discover Particles That Are Half-Light, Half-Matter

Scientists have been trying to build computing devices with the capabilities of both light and matter for many years. Now, the...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 30 December 2014 - 1:40PM

The Science of Interstellar: Read an Excerpt from Kip Thorne's Companion Book

Theoretical physicist Kip Thorne's scientific contributions to Christopher Nolan's Interstellar are well-documented, but that didn't...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 29 December 2014 - 2:59PM

Superstring Theory Predicts a 10-Dimensional Universe

Humans tend to perceive the world as existing in three dimensions: length, width, and depth. But some physicists believe that not only...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 12 December 2014 - 2:46PM