Gilbert Lopez

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Zen 101: Mindfulness

Mindfulness is active, open attention to the present. It’s the state of observing your thoughts and feelings from a distance without labeling them as …

Mindfulness

Nature's hadron collider produces Higgs bosons all the time, high in the sky

On Wednesday the whole of year six from my daughter’s primary school came to visit UCL. They saw the Slade School of Fine Art, the department of Earth Sciences and finally my department, Physics & Astronomy. That’s two classes of 30 children each, and for those of you not familiar with today’s …

Physics

How close to finding alien life?

The search for life beyond Earth has heated up. Here are some of the ways that scientists have been thinking and talking about it.<p>In recent years, …

Astronomy

'If I burn out, I burn out': meet Taylor Wilson, nuclear boy genius

Taylor Wilson has a Geiger counter watch on his wrist, a sleek, sporty-looking thing that sounds an alert in response to radiation. As we enter his parents’ garage and approach his precious jumble of electrical equipment, it emits an ominous beep. Wilson is in full flow, explaining the …

Robert Downey Jr.

What are theoretical physicists actually up to? - Futurity

Theoretical physics is a lot like sex, Nobelist Richard Feynman once quipped. "Sure, it may give some practical results, but that's not why we do it."

Physics

What a cluster: When dark matter collides, things get weird

Dark matter just got a shade more mysterious. Scientists studying a smashup between giant clusters of galaxies have watched how each cluster's dark matter passes through the collision – and found that it seems to contradict certain theories of how dark matter behaves.<p>The findings, published in the …

Dark Matter

Circular thinking: Stonehenge's origin is subject of new theory

Whether it was a Druid temple, an astronomical calendar or a centre for healing, the mystery of Stonehenge has long been a source of speculation and debate. Now a dramatic new theory suggests that the prehistoric monument was in fact “an ancient Mecca on stilts”.<p>The megaliths would not have been …

Oxford University

What goes on inside a proton?

Quarks and gluons make weird slopes and shapes inside the proton. Understanding them precisely was important for the first results from Cern’s Large Hadron Collider, and continues to be so as we approach the restart over the next few weeks<p>I spent part of last week at a meeting in the Pyrenees, …

Physics

Soldiers could have their bones copied and 3D printed in case of injury

Experts say that soldiers could be scanned before deploying and a 'twin' kept online so that new bones could be 3D printed if they are injured<p>Soldiers could be scanned before they enter the battlefield and a virtual 'twin' kept online so that new bones could be 3D printed when they get injured, …

Medical School

Did the Big Bang create a parallel universe where time goes backwards?

Radical new research suggests that at the same time the Big Bang created our universe, another where time goes in the opposite direction was also born<p>A scientific breakthrough could redefine how the universe is understood.<p>Radical new research led by a British scientist has suggested that there may …

Dark Matter

Asteroid strike: 7 ways the world could end

As a mountain-sized asteroid is detected heading towards Earth, what is the likeliest 'extinction-level' scenario for mankind?<p>Our solar system is littered with billions of pieces of debris, from the size of large boulders to objects hundreds of miles across. We know that from time to time these hit …

Singularity

Albert Einstein archive reveals the genius, doubts and loves of scientist

The letter from the 22-year-old Albert Einstein revealed his delight at fathering a daughter, Lieserl, with his sweetheart, former classmate and future wife, Mileva Marić. How the new mother took the missive is less than clear.<p>Posted to her from Berne, Switzerland, on 4 February 1902, the letter …

10 Reasons Our Universe Might Actually Be Virtual Reality

Physical realism is the view that the physical world we see is real and exists by itself, alone. Most people think this is self-evident, but physical …

Scientists discover two new particles at Large Hadron Collider

Welcome to the family! Scientists using CERN’s<p>Large Hadron Colliderin Europe have discovered two new subatomic particles.<p>The discovery of the two related particles, submitted to the journal Physical Review Letters, fills in missing slots in the subatomic roster that had been predicted but never …

Physics