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Stephen Hawking: physics would be 'more interesting' if Higgs boson hadn't been found

Physics would have been "far more interesting" if scientists had been unable to find the Higgs boson at the Large Hadron Collider in Cern, according to Stephen Hawking.<p>The cosmologist was speaking at an event to mark the launch of a new exhibit about the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at the Science …

The future of particle physics?

Just over a year ago I was up a mountain, in fog and hail, at the South-Western tip of Sicily. Along with about fifty other delegates, I was discussing the future of particle physics. This was the Erice meeting where we drafted the update of the European Strategy for particle physics. Although the …

The Physics Behind Traffic Jams

Traffic Jams<p>The Physics Behind Traffic Jams<p>by William Beaty<p>I live in Seattle and my two daily commutes last about 45 minutes. (That's when I'm lucky; …

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Top 10 Physics Findings That Will Tangle Your Brain

There's a reason Albert Einstein always looked like he'd stuck his finger in a light socket: Physicists spend their days doing some of the most mind-blowing research in science. Here are 10 physics findings that will cramp your brain and make your hair stand on end.<p><i>"Expanding Universe" by Mblegacy</i> …

The Physics of Great White Sharks Leaping Out of the Water to Catch Seals

Do you know what is indisputably awesome, even for those language-sticklers who claim you can only use awesome "in its original sense"? Great white sharks jumping out of the water to eat seals.<p>While you or I might have been content to just watch the Planet Earth episode about this phenomenon, …

The Best Movies That Realistically Present Physics

Most movies use science poorly, but some get it right. Here is a handful of films that deal very well with the topic of physics. By and large, these …

Black Holes

Physics Of Snowboarding

The Physics Of Snowboarding<p>An understanding of the physics of snowboarding is useful to snowboarders of all skill levels because it allows them to …

The physics of water drops and lift-off

Viscosity helps create a shape that lets liquid pop off the surface it strikes.<p>The flow of fluids is one of the most complex, beautiful, and amazing …

17 U.S. Immigrants Who Won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry

<b>Sir Fraser Stoddart</b> shared the 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry “for the design and synthesis of molecular machines.” Born in Scotland, he has lived in …