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What if we’re living in a computer simulation?

Virtual reality technology is making great advances, but it has also helped popularise a theory long debated by philosophers and now gaining supporters in Silicon Valley – that the outside world is itself a simulation<p>Have you ever wondered if life is not exactly what it’s cracked up to be? OK, …

Singularity

The Universe Might Have a Delete Button - And It Could Destroy Physics as We Know It

Eep.<p>Here’s something to think about - physicists have proposed that the Universe could have a 'self destruct' mechanism, whereby everything in …

Physics

The Logic-Defying Double-Slit Experiment Is Even Weirder Than You Thought

Just by observing the process of the experiment, everything changes.<p>Do you remember the double-slit experiment? It's one of the weirder experiments in modern physics, and cuts to the heart of the weirdness of quantum mechanics. Basically, waves that pass through two narrow, parallel slits will form …

Controversially, Physicist Argues Time Is Real

NEW YORK — Is time real, or the ultimate illusion?<p>Most physicists would say the latter, but Lee Smolin challenges this orthodoxy in his new book, …

Physics Week in Review: June 27, 2015

"Light Echoes" Prove That This Neutron Star is Weirdly Like a Black Hole, judging by new images of X-ray image of Circinus X-1 from the Chandra X-Ray …

Black Holes

The Top 3 Mind-Boggling Quantum Experiments That Will Drop Your Jaw

I'm in!<p>Quantum physics has revealed that the true nature of our reality is much “weirder” than we previously thought. Findings in this realm …