Physics

Physics Explains Why All Hipsters Look the Same

In a 2011 Huffington Post article called "Who's a Hipster?", Julia Plevins wrote, "The whole point of hipsters is that they avoid...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 07 November 2014 - 11:31AM

Why Getting Rescued By The Flash Would Probably Kill You

Physics is a pesky thing in comics. Superheroes are usually breaking the laws of physics by definition, but we still demand some kind...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 06 November 2014 - 10:44AM

Watch: Simulation of Black Hole Collision Rips Spacetime to Shreds

A recent study from Cornell University demonstrated what a merger of two black holes would look like, and it's fairly terrifying.  ...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 04 November 2014 - 2:11PM

New Study Claims There Is One Past and Two Futures

Why does time tend to move forward rather than backwards, or in both directions simultaneously? A new study from a trio of physicists...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 03 November 2014 - 12:22PM

Scientists Predict Teleportation and Time Travel Will Happen Within Children's Lifetimes

At the Big Bang UK Young Scientists and Engineers Fair, in which aspiring young scientists compare their predictions for the future of...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 31 October 2014 - 2:23PM

Will an Expanding Bubble of Alien Matter Consume the Universe?

What happens at the end of the universe? Cosmologists have attempted to answer this question for centuries, but the strangest answer...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 29 October 2014 - 10:38AM

Scientists Propose that Parallel Universes Are Not Parallel

Parallel universes are a staple of science fiction, and by definition should not have any contact or interaction with our known...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 24 October 2014 - 4:42PM

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