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What Things Should Every Physics Major Know?

Over the weekend, cosmologist and author Sean Carroll tweeted about what physics majors should know, namely that “the Standard Model is an SU(3)xSU(2)xU(1) gauge theory, and know informally what that means.” My immediate reaction to this was pretty much in line with Brian Skinner’s, namely that …

Physics

Strange messages coming from the stars are ‘probably’ from aliens, scientists say

Scientists have heard hugely unusual messages from deep in space that they think are coming from aliens.<p>A new analysis of strange modulations in a …

'Jessica Jones' only hiring female directors next season

Leave it to the hit Netflix show about a reluctant, complex female superhero with a tragic backstory to shake up the status quo behind the scenes.<p>Popular Netflix show "Jessica Jones" doesn't just feature a strong female lead, but multidimensional female friendships and a forceful female ally. The …

Game of Thrones

The First U.S. Memorial for Lynching Victims Will Open in Alabama

An Alabama-based civil rights organization will construct a monument in Montgomery to commemorate victims of lynchings across the South. The Equal …

What we know about Jupiter

Jupiter, along with Mercury, Venus, Mars and Saturn, have all been observed since ancient times as they are easily visible in the night sky. …