Physics

Christopher Nolan on the Science Behind Interstellar: Human Wormhole Travel Could Really Happen

Could Christopher Nolan's Interstellar really happen? Hopefully humanity won't need to face a ravaging famine, but it's possible that...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 - 12:51PM

Scientists May Have Directly Detected Dark Matter for the First Time

Dark matter is one of the most mysterious substances in the universe, and has eluded detection for almost a century. Now, researchers...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 16 October 2014 - 11:31AM

Neutrino Experiment Could Reveal Why Any Matter Exists

In a new experiment from Fermilab that began yesterday, weakly interacting particles called neutrinos will be blasted 500 miles in...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 07 October 2014 - 12:33PM

Listen to the Higgs Boson in Musical Form

Happy birthday, CERN! For its 60th anniversary, CERN scientists played a piece composed from a musical translation of data from the...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 03 October 2014 - 3:36PM

Physicists Discover Particle That's Both Matter and Antimatter

The elusive antimatter's existence was officially confirmed relatively recently, but physicists from Princeton University have already...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 03 October 2014 - 11:08AM

MIT Philosopher Explains Why Time Doesn't Pass

When discussing the experience of time in layman's terms, people generally refer to the "passage of time," where the future does not...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 30 September 2014 - 2:43PM

The Physics of Space Battles: Star Wars Would Be Better Off With Muskets Than Lasers

How realistic are the space battles in Star Wars? Not very, according to the latest video from the PBS Youtube series, It's Okay to Be...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 29 September 2014 - 2:40PM

Researcher Mathematically Proves that Black Holes Do Not Exist

A black hole has long served as a metaphor for nothingness, but is it possible that they literally don't exist? UNC-Chapel Hill...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 24 September 2014 - 1:16PM

Brian Cox: Multiverse is a Simpler Explanation Than One Universe

Is the multiverse a more elegant explanation for physics than a single universe? University of Manchester physicist Brian Cox claims...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 23 September 2014 - 1:26PM

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

Princeton Researchers Transform Light into Solid Crystal

Princeton researchers have discovered a method for crystallizing light, which could be a breakthrough in the fundamental study of...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 09 September 2014 - 4:43PM

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