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18 Mesmerizing Photos of the Stars

It's official: These are the most beautiful night sky photos of the year.<p>Some photographers shoot celebrity portraits, while others prefer celestial bodies of an entirely different sort. Every year, the Central West Astronomical Society in Australia celebrates those astrophotographers with the CWAS …

Einstein, Schrödinger, and the story you never heard

How “faith” in the Universe destroyed two brilliant men of genius.<p>“I don’t like it, and I’m sorry I ever had anything to do with it.” -<i>Schrödinger</i><p>The …

Physics

Don't call me a prodigy: the rising stars of European mathematics

Scientists from 80 countries flocked to Berlin this week to attend the European Congress of Mathematics. One main takeaway: some of the continent's …

Blood Tests

3tags.org

Solution: ‘Is Infinity Real?’

Hilbert’s Hotel, an incredibly thin triangle and an elliptical pool table help us test the concept of infinity in the physical world.<p>This month’s …

Bose-Einstein condensates miscibility properties reveal surprises

Bose-Einstein condensates (BECs) are macroscopic systems that have quantum behaviour, and are useful for exploring fundamental physics. Now …

Behavior

14 high-paying jobs for people who love math

Does the idea of crunching numbers and sifting through data all day excite you?<p>You're probably a "math person" — and you may want to consider pursuing a job that requires these skills.<p>Turns out, a lot of math-centric jobs pay pretty well.<p>We recently combed through the Occupational Information …

Mathematics

First international mathematics research institute launched in Australia - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

World leaders in the mathematical sciences are visiting Melbourne for a series of research programs at Australia's first international research …

Why do we use the word "scalar" and not "number" in Linear Algebra?

During a year and half of studying Linear Algebra in academy, I have never questioned why we use the word "scalar" and not "number". When I started …

The Beauty of Laplace’s Equation, Mathematical Key to … Everything

Physics has its own Rosetta Stones. They’re ciphers, used to translate seemingly disparate regimes of the universe. They tie pure math to any branch …

Viewpoint: Classical Simulation of Quantum Systems?

Author(s): James FransonRichard Feynman suggested that it takes a quantum computer to simulate large quantum systems, but a new study shows that a …

Research

'New Era' of Astrophysics: Why Gravitational Waves Are So Important

There was big news in astrophysics this week: An experiment detected ripples in space-time, known as gravitational waves, created by two black holes …

LIGO

Physicists Say They've Figured Out How to 'See' Inside a Black Hole

What lies beyond the event horizon.<p>Physicists have come up with a new way to predict what lies beyond the event horizon of a black hole, and it could …

Physics

Surprise! Newfound Asteroid Is 'Quasi-Moon' of Earth

It seems the moon is not Earth's only cosmic companion.<p>The newly discovered asteroid 2016 HO3 orbits the sun in such a way that the space rock never …

Your cat probably understands basic physics

New research suggests that your cat might actually have a handle on some very basic physics, and can use it to help them hunt down hidden prey.<p>If the thought of your cat being better than you at physics - as well as being allowed to sleep all day - is getting you down, don't worry, because we're …

Physics

How to Write a Blog Post (That Actually Gets Read)

Blogging lets you teach, inspire, and engage an audience—even drive traffic to your products—at scale.It gives individuals and brands an accessible …

Infographics

Is Infinity Real?

Three puzzles test whether the concept of infinity has purchase in the physical world.<p>Euclidean geometry has a way of turning mathematically inclined …

At Multiverse Impasse, a New Theory of Scale

Mass and length may not be fundamental properties of nature, according to new ideas bubbling out of the multiverse.<p>Though galaxies look larger than …

Physics

This Cat Comes To University Every Day To Help Students With Cuddles

While therapy dogs are in the spotlight, this ginger kitty is bringing comfort to lucky university students without any training whatsoever. Known as …

Google moves closer to a universal quantum computer

Combining the best of analog and digital approaches could yield a full-scale multipurpose quantum computer.<p>For 30 years, researchers have pursued the …

Quantum Computing

Black holes might not be dead-ends after all

A physical body might be able to cross a wormhole in spite of the extreme tidal forces, suggests a new study by Rubiera-Garcia, of Instituto de …

Research

How does quantum mechanics allow the Sun to shine?

Without the inherent quantum uncertainty to nature, the source of all our light and heat would never shine.<p><i>“The bedrock nature of space and time and</i> …

Six physics equations that changed the course of history | Cosmos

<b>Physics equations are forms of magic.</b> They allow us to explain the past, such as why Halley’s comet visits every 76 years, and predict the future – …

Where's the edge of the universe?

We all know that the universe is expanding, right? Well, if you weren't aware, now you are. We live in an expanding universe: Every galaxy is flying away from every other galaxy. This naturally leads to a common question: If the universe is expanding, what's it expanding <i>into</i>? More universe? …

Universe

Scientists Prove Schrodinger's Cat Can Be in Two Places at Once

A team of physicists from Yale University has divided Schrödinger's cat into two separate boxes — and the darned thing survived.<p>Well, it did and it …

3tags.org

The Earth's magnetic field is weakening ten times faster than expected

New satellite data from the European Space Agency has revealed some puzzling findings: the Earth’s magnetic field appears to be weakening much faster …

Stephen Hawking: Black holes may offer a route to another universe

Objects may be able to fall through black holes into an alternate universe, Stephen Hawking suggested as he prepared to publish an eye-catching study …

Physics

Physicists Are Using This New Algorithm to Take The First-Ever Image of a Black Hole

Yes!!<p>If you Google image search "black hole", you’re going to be swimming in incredibly beautiful, shocking, and awe-inspiring images that only hint …

Universe

Here's Stephen Hawking's Incredible Solution to His Black Hole Information Paradox

His mind was truly incomparable.<p>Stephen Hawking, one of the greatest minds of our lifetime, has passed away - leaving behind a lot of heartbroken …

Physics