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Are Space and Time Discrete or Continuous? - The Nature of Reality — The Nature of Reality | PBS

Split a mile in half, you get half a mile. Split the half mile, you get a quarter, and on and on, until you’ve carved out a length far smaller than …

Quantum Physics

What’s a neutrino? The Nobel Prize in physics, explained in gifs.

By Rachel Feltman<p>, Freelancer, Editor at Popular Science Magazine<p>Okay, so it's Nobel Prize in physics day. Happy Nobel Prize in physics day! But the Nobel Prize in physics can sometimes leave one feeling a bit perplexed. Physics is tough, and the Nobel Prize isn't exactly known for celebrating …

Behold the Mysterious Beauty of a Black Hole Collision

Toss a pebble in a pond and watch the tiny ripples radiate outwards. The waves you’ve created bear striking resemblance to another phenomenon, one …

10 Greatest Unsolved Mysteries In Physics

It can seem like an uphill challenge to try to understand the universe around us. We have found many answers to the mysteries in our world: how …

Physics

Stephen Hawking is a theoretical physics genius, but the mystery he finds most intriguing is women

Hawking has been outspoken about the dangers of AI, which he has warned "could spell the end of the human race."<p>He himself uses a primitive form of AI to produce his characteristic robotic speech, since he suffers from a motor-neuron disease similar to ALS.<p>Here are a few of the best questions and …

Singularity

Everything you need to know about the mysterious cosmic phenomenon astrophysicists call a 'white hole'

So what in the universe is a white hole?<p>It's imagination day, and we're going to talk about fantasy creatures. Like unicorns, but even rarer. Like leprechauns, but even more fantastical!<p>Today, we're going to talk about white holes. Before we talk about white holes, let's talk about black holes.<p>And …

Black Holes

2 men were just awarded the Nobel Prize in physics for unlocking the secrets of the strangest particle in the universe

The prize goes jointly to Takaaki Kajita of the University of Tokyo in Japan and Arthur B. McDonald of Queen's University in Kingston, Canada "for the discovery of neutrino oscillations, which shows that neutrinos have mass."<p>The two recipients were leaders of two major underground neutrino …

Physics

Here's the Physics Behind That Insane Chinese Traffic Jam

A few days ago, a drone captured this eye-popping video of the world’s worst traffic jam on the G4 Beijing-Hong Kong-Macau Expressway. Blame foggy …