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This Simple Thought Experiment Shows Why We Need Quantum Gravity

There are two theories we have that explain all the particles and their interactions in the known Universe: General Relativity and the Standard Model of particle physics. General Relativity describes gravity perfectly everywhere we’ve ever looked. From the smallest-scale attractions we’ve ever …

Quantum Physics

New dots connect Butina case to K.T. McFarland and Mike Flynn

Rachel Maddow explains how the man reported to have been living with accused Russian agent Mariia Butina is also reported to have been an advocate …

Donald Trump

Trump’s line on hiring foreign workers gets a little more awkward

To hear Donald Trump tell it, curtailing illegal immigration to the United States isn’t enough. The president has also argued that the country has to …

Donald Trump

CERN chip enables first 3D color X-ray images of the human body

Medical X-ray scans have long been stuck in the black-and-white, silent-movie era. Sure, the contrast helps doctors spot breaks and fractures in …

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NASA readies probe to touch the sun with 'cutting-edge heat shield'

For the first time in human history, we are going to "touch the sun".<p>As NASA prepares for an Aug. 4 launch, it has unveiled a "cutting-edge heat shield", installed on June 27, that will keep the spacecraft from being burnt to a crisp.<p>The probe's mission will take it within 4 million miles of the …

Johns Hopkins University

Trump Foundation's Lawyer Asks that Trial not Begin so Close to Midterms; Judge Laughs

The Trump Foundation is being sued by New York’s attorney general, Barbara Underwood, for using the charity to enrich and benefit the Trump family. …

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Newsletter

NEWS AND VIEWS<p>A molecule standing on a metal surface has been found to emit electrons in the presence of an applied electric field. The emitted …

Quantum Physics

What Was It Like When The Universe Was Inflating?

Our Universe today is full of matter and radiation, and can be observed by us through a variety of means. Atoms have clumped and clustered together due to billions of years of gravitation. This has formed a great cosmic web on the largest scales, with clusters of galaxies, individual galaxies, …

Dark Matter

This insane golden chamber contains water so pure it can dissolve metal, and is helping scientists detect dying stars

Hidden 1,000 metres under Mount Ikeno in Japan is a place that looks like a supervillain's dream.<p>Super-Kamiokande (or "Super-K" as it's sometimes referred to) is a neutrino detector. Neutrinos are sub-atomic particles which travel through space and pass through solid matter as though it were …

Physics

Meet The Universe's First-Ever Supermassive Binary Black Holes

Recently, LIGO has revolutionized our knowledge of the Universe by discovering merging black holes.<p>Near the centers of galaxies, mergers, accretion, and collisions create supermassive black holes undetectable by LIGO.<p>Practically all galaxies contain them, including our Milky Way.<p>When supermassive …

Experimental benchmarking of quantum control in zero-field nuclear magnetic resonance

• D. P. Weitekamp,<br>• A. Bielecki,<br>• D. Zax,<br>• K. Zilm,<br>• A. Pines<p>, Zero-field nuclear magnetic resonance.Phys. Rev. Lett. 50, 1807–1810 (1983).<p>C. J. Lee,<br>• D. …

New York attorney general sues Trump Foundation

<b>(CNN) —</b> The New York attorney general on Thursday sued President Donald Trump's charitable foundation along with its directors -- the President, his sons Eric and Donald Jr. and daughter Ivanka -- alleging they violated state and federal charities law.<p>Attorney General Barbara Underwood alleges a …

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Blowing bubbles in the blood could kill cancer with both barrels

Cancer can be a tricky foe, so the best way to fight it might not be with a direct attack, but to cut off its supply lines. One such method, known as …

NASA’s New Horizons probe woke up today to prep for its next deep space flyby

Only six months left until the spacecraft meets up with its next target<p>NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft, which flew by Pluto in July of 2015, woke up today from hibernation mode in preparation for its next rendezvous with a space rock at the edge of the Solar System. The vehicle came out of its …

Doctors hail world first as woman’s advanced breast cancer is eradicated

A woman with advanced breast cancer which had spread around her body has been completely cleared of the disease by a groundbreaking therapy that harnessed the power of her immune system to fight the tumours.<p>It is the first time that a patient with late-stage breast cancer has been successfully …

Cancer

Trump appears to have broken federal law with tweet teasing jobs report

"Looking forward to seeing the employment numbers at 8:30 this morning."<p>At 7:21 a.m. Friday, President Trump posted an unusual tweet suggesting that …

Has Trump Already Been Indicted Under Seal? A Group Of Legal Scholars Explore The Issue

What you don’t know can’t hurt you — yet. A group of legal scholars headed by attorney Alexander Stern in Berkley are arguing that Robert Mueller may …

This Is Why Physicists Think String Theory Might Be Our 'Theory Of Everything'

It’s one of the most brilliant, controversial and unproven ideas in all of physics: string theory. At the heart of string theory is the thread of an idea that’s run through physics for centuries, that at some fundamental level, all the different forces, particles, interactions and manifestations of …

Quantum Mechanics

The Absolutely Amazing Theory of Almost Everything

The Standard Model. What dull name for the most accurate scientific theory known to human beings.<p>More than a quarter of the Nobel Prizes in physics …

Did Han Solo Use A Trick Of Einstein's Relativity To Make The Kessel Run?

The Millennium Falcon’s greatest achievement, according to its captain in <i>Star Wars: A New Hope</i>, seemed to defy the laws of physics itself. When Han Solo, the ship’s captain, met Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi, he seemed incredulous that the two men wouldn’t know that the ship is fast enough to …

Entangled atoms shine in unison

A team led by Austrian experimental physicist Rainer Blatt has succeeded in characterizing the quantum entanglement of two spatially separated atoms …

The Pentagon Can’t Account for $21 Trillion (That’s Not a Typo)

Twenty-one trillion dollars.The Pentagon’s own numbers show that it can’t account for $21 trillion. Yes, I mean trillion with a “T.” And this could …

Weak charge of the proton measured

NEWS AND VIEWS<p>The proton’s weak charge defines the strength of certain interactions between protons and other particles. A precise determination of …

Physics

Donald Trump Has Managed To Tell 3,001 Lies As President. Here Are Five Of His Best

*Champagne corks pop*<p>Donald Trump's presidency has been defined by his ability to defy the pundits. They said he wouldn't win the nomination, but then he did. They said he wouldn't win the election, but then he did.<p>And now, he's managed to hit 3,000 false or misleading public statements in the 466 …

Michael Cohen’s One-Way Train to Screwsville Keeps Rolling On

Donald Trump’s old lawyer reportedly has a big roster of shady insurance-fraud clients.<p>There can be no better lawyer for Donald Trump than Michael Cohen, a man with an outsize sense of his own competence. In fact, for a man like Trump, who's mentally stuck in the late ’80s, draws nutrients in equal …

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New documents suggest Trump administration rigged military panel on transgender ban

It just doesn't add up.<p>The process that led to the implementation of President Trump’s transgender military ban in March is becoming clearer, thanks …

A Radically Conservative Solution for Cosmology’s Biggest Mystery

Two ways of measuring the universe’s expansion rate yield two conflicting answers. Many point to the possibility of new physics at work, but a new …

Trump Just Can’t Stop Lying About Crowd Size 

While the rest of the “alt-right” was gathered at a Hilton in Washington, D.C., for the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, the president was busy …

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‘Who the hell is this person?’ Trump’s Mar-a-Lago pal stymies VA project

The intercession of a well-connected Florida doctor infuriated those overseeing the $16B contract.<p>A West Palm Beach doctor’s ties to Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago social circle have enabled him to hold up the biggest health information technology project in history — the transformation of the VA’s …

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Rachel Maddow and more than 60 other women at NBC signed a letter supporting Tom Brokaw

More than 60 women have signed a letter supporting Tom Brokaw, the NBC News television journalist and author who was accused of sexual harassment by two women this week. The signers include MSNBC host Rachel Maddow and Andrea Mitchell, who joined NBC in 1978.<p>Allegations about Brokaw, who anchored …

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