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'Infinity Symbol' Found at Center of Milky Way

A twisted ring of gas, one that stretches more than 600 light-years across the heart of the Milky Way galaxy, has been discovered by astronomers …

Universe

Gravity Kills Schrödinger's Cat

If the cat in Erwin Schrödinger's famous thought-experiment behaved according to quantum theory, it would be able to exist in multiple states at …

Quantum Mechanics

The top 50 apps for creative minds

There’s an ongoing argument in the technology world about whether tablets and smartphones are more focused on consumption than creativity. As time has gone on, though, the number of apps helping us do more than passively read, watch and listen has grown. Many also fall into a longer heritage of …

Apps

What is dark energy?

Dark energy has topped cosmologists’ “most wanted” list since 1998, when astronomers noticed that the expansion of the universe is speeding up rather …

Physics

Black holes don’t erase information, scientists say

Shred a document, and you can piece it back together. But send information into a black hole, and it's lost forever. A new study finds that -- …

Black Holes

Belief in the multiverse: a form of blind faith?

Physics and cosmology have veered down a non-scientific cul-de-sac, a leading physicist has argued<p>Thu, Apr 2, 2015, 10:05 Updated: Thu, Apr 2, 2015, …

Dark Matter

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Sorry Einstein, 'spooky' quantum entanglement is real

Quantum mechanics is one of the best-tested theories in science, and it's one of the few where physicists get to do experiments proving that Einstein …

The search for supersymmetry: Come out, come out, wherever you are!

The rest of the year will see physicists biting their nails — for one way or another 2015 will go down as a famous date in their field.<p>Either theoreticians will be proved spectacularly right, and experimenters can move confidently on into the verdant pastures of so-called new physics, engaging in a …

Physics

Physicists Prove Einstein Wrong With ‘Spooky’ Quantum Experiment

Quantum mechanics is one of the best-tested theories in science, and it's one of the few where physicists get to do experiments proving that Einstein was wrong.<p>That's what a team at Griffith University and the University of Tokyo in Japan did this week, showing that a weird phenomenon — in which …

Quantum Mechanics

Here's how proving supersymmetry could completely change how we understand the universe

The $10 billion, 17-mile-long Large Hadron Collider (LHC) has lain dormant for two years while engineers revamped it to hurl particles at even greater speeds. Physicists think the near-light-speed collisions could reveal a whole suite of new particles that would backup one of the most elusive …

Physics

30 Books That Everyone Should Read At Least Once In Their Lives

The greatest books are defined as classics for a reason. Written by the greatest literary minds of their time, they have universal themes, …

Physics

Chilvary could indicate hidden sexism, study finds

Men who demonstrate 'well intentioned' sexism are said to see women as warm and pure yet helpless and incompetent<p>Men who open doors for women are as guilty of sexism as those who are rude to them, according to a new study.<p>Psychologists found that a friendly or chivalrous attitude can mask …

Big Bang, Deflated? Universe May Have Had No Beginning

If a new theory turns out to be true, the universe may not have started with a bang.<p>In the new formulation, the universe was never a singularity, or …