Physics

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

Can Physics, Biology, and Art Be Unified Under One Mathematical Constant?

The golden ratio, extracted from the infamous Fibonacci sequence, has been theorized to be a "cosmic constant," or a mathematical...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 05 December 2014 - 10:53AM

Japan Successfully Launches Asteroid Blasting Space Probe

In the dead of night last night (for the US, anyway) the Japanese Space Agency (JAXA) successfully launched their ambitious "space...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 03 December 2014 - 4:34PM

Scientists Ask Citizens to Hunt the Higgs Boson - Find Out How You Can Help

You can now help physicists hunt for the Higgs boson, as CERN has begun a citizen science project called Higgs Hunters. We finally...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 03 December 2014 - 2:47PM

Dark Energy May Be Devouring All the Dark Matter in the Universe

We've never been able to confirm a direct observation of dark matter, but someday it may be a moot point, as a new study shows that...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 24 November 2014 - 12:09PM

How Iron Man's Stark Arc Reactor Would Work in Real Life

Could Tony Stark's arc reactor exist in real life? Probably not, but Gizmodo's Ryan Carlyle made a valiant attempt to explain an...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 21 November 2014 - 1:55PM

NASA's Asteroid Impact Map Shows that Earth Is Hit By Fireballs 'All the Time'

The new asteroid impact map released by NASA shows that, in the last twenty years, Earth has been hit by small asteroids- also called...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 20 November 2014 - 11:08AM

GPS Satellites Might Be Able to Detect Dark Matter

Dark matter has historically been one of the most elusive substances in the universe, but, according to new research, the key to...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 18 November 2014 - 4:14PM

Watch: Discovery Channel Explains the Science of Interstellar, Narrated by Matthew McConaughey

Still don't know what the hell happened in Interstellar? Watch this Discovery Channel special on the hard science behind Christopher...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 14 November 2014 - 9:58AM