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Theory that challenges Einstein's physics could soon be put to the test

Scientists behind a theory that the speed of light is variable - and not constant as Einstein suggested - have made a prediction that could be tested.

Albert Einstein

The Double-Slit Experiment That Blew Open Quantum Mechanics

Is light a wave or a particle? Yes.<p>The physics equations you learned in school don't work on the atomic scale. We have Newtonian physics to explain the world we can see and feel, and we have Einsteinian physics to explain the behavior of matter and light in the universe, but we observe a bunch of …

These 5 mind-melting thought experiments helped Albert Einstein come up with his most revolutionary scientific ideas

One of Einstein's most defining qualities was his remarkable ability to conceptualize complex scientific ideas by imagining real-life scenarios. He called these scenarios Gedankenexperiments, which is German for thought experiments.<p>Here are a few thought experiments that demonstrate some of …

Physicists Observe Brand-New State of Matter in an Unexpected Material

Curiouser and curiouser.<p>Back in April, the physics world freaked out when scientists confirmed that they'd made the first direct observation of a …

Scientists find Luca, a single-cell, bacterium-like organism that is the common ancestor of all life on Earth

Scientists might have found the common ancestor that unites all life on Earth – and it’s called Luca.<p>Our ultimate relative was a single-cell, …

Largest ever map of the universe points to mysterious ‘dark energy’

The largest ever 3D map of the universe strengthens astronomers’ belief that three quarters of the cosmos is made of an unknown substance: ‘dark energy’<p>It is hard to know whether it’s a success or a failure but modern astronomy tells us that almost three quarters of the universe is in the form of …

Dark Matter

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Could There Be A Fifth Fundamental Force Of Nature?

Strong and weak nuclear force, electromagnetism, gravity... and maybe something else<p>It's long been accepted by physics that nature has supplied us with four fundamental forces. Gravity holds the planets and galaxies together, and the electromagnetic force holds us and our molecules together. At the …

Scientists Have Just Found a New Form of Light

<i>This article was originally posted on Inverse.</i><p><b>By Neel V. Patel</b><p>There's big science news out of Ireland today that fundamentally alters the way we study and investigate the nature of light: physicists from Trinity College Dublin's School of Physics have discovered a new form of light.<p>It's made of …

Out with bourgeois crocodiles! How the Soviets rewrote children's books

In 1925, Galina and Olga Chichagova illustrated a two-panel poster that called for a revolution in children’s illustration in the new Soviet Union. The left panel featured traditional characters from Russian fairytales and folklore – kings, queens, the Firebird, the witch Baba Yaga and, my …

Books

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The synthetic human genome could be around the corner - ExtremeTech

By on May 19, 2016 at 4:15 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>In biology, more than any other …

Why male spiders need to get their game on -- or die

During courtship, males of the spider <i>Pisaura mirabilis</i> offer a prey wrapped in silk to the female as a nuptial gift.<p>It sounds awfully chivalrous, but researchers say the behavior is not as selfless as it sounds.<p>Scientists have hypothesized that nuptial gift-giving proves a male's fitness as a mate. …

Zoology

Review: Boston Symphony Orchestra, 'Shostakovich Symphonies Nos. 5, 8 & 9'

<i>Note: NPR's First Listen audio comes down after the album is released. However, you can still listen with the Spotify playlist at the bottom of the page.</i><p>How to encapsulate the incredible life and times of Dmitri Shostakovich? His story of tragedy and triumph is the stuff of Hollywood political …

Flute

New State of Water: Strange 6-Sided Molecule Found

A strange new behavior of water molecules has been observed inside crystals of beryl, a type of emerald, caused by bizarre quantum-mechanical effects …

Protons

WATCH: Wrap Your Head Around The SchröDinger's Cat Experiment in Less Than 2 Minutes

Nail this one down for good.<p>Studying quantum physics is a bit like trying to interpret Shakespeare's <i>Hamlet</i> - if suddenly everything makes sense, and …

There's a Way to Test if Immortality Is Real: Lock Yourself in a Room With a Nuke

Don't try this at home.<p>Oh, quantum physics. Just when we think we've got you all figured out with your Schrödinger's cat experiment and your hologram …

The deepest 3-D map of the universe ever made confirms Einstein was a genius

This theory, among other things, stated that the speed of light in a vacuum is the same for all observers, regardless of the source.<p>In 1915, he followed this up with the publication of his theory of General Relativity, which asserted that gravity has a warping effect on space-time.<p>For over a …

19 of literature’s best first lines

I recently reorganized my books.<p>As I took the titles off the shelves, dusted and reordered them, I was struck by how much I had loved reading them. …

Literature

The man who thinks like Sherlock Holmes

The man with the world’s greatest memory shows Helen Thomson around his mind palace<p>If you’d told Alex Mullen a few years ago that he was capable of memorising a whole pack of cards in 21.5 seconds, he would have said you were being ridiculous. His memory wasn’t anything special – “below average” …

The Brain