Shaylyn Harvey

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Why an Old Theory of Everything Is Gaining New Life

Twenty-five particles and four forces. That description—the Standard Model of particle physics—constitutes physicists’ best current explanation for …

Quantum Mechanics

Physicists Say They've Created a Device That Generates 'Negative Mass'

Say what?<p>Physicists have created what they say is the first device that's capable of generating particles that behave as if they have negative …

Quantum Physics

Quantum Computing: Graphene-Based Device Theoretically Proves Existence Of Non-Abelian Anyons

Researchers from University of California, Santa Barbara, have developed a device that could prove the existence of non-Abelian anyons. These …

Six degrees of separation: Why it is a small world after all

It's a small world after all - and now science has explained why. A study conducted by the University of Leicester and KU Leuven, Belgium, examined …

The 5 Most Ingenious Experiments in Astronomy and Physics

<i>Paul Sutter is an astrophysicist at The Ohio State University and the chief scientist at COSI Science Center. Sutter is also host of Ask a Spaceman,</i> …

Physics

The End of the Universe as We Know It

What if the world around us is just a shadow of reality? Imagine, for example, that you wake up one cold winter morning and look out your window to find that the view is completely obscured by beautiful ice crystals, forming strange patterns on the glass. You might see something like the image …

Simulation suggests 68 percent of the universe may not actually exist

According to the Lambda Cold Dark Matter (Lambda-CDM) model, which is the current accepted standard for how the universe began and evolved, the …

"Addiction is not a disease"

Marc Lewis is not your typical former drug addict. Now a highly-regarded neuroscientist, he grew up in Canada as the child of middle-class, …

Pleasure and Addiction

Abstract<p>What is the role and value of pleasure in addiction? Foddy and Savulescu (1) have claimed that substance use is just pleasure-oriented …

Mind, Matter And Materialism

Science and philosophy have a long, complicated history.<p>Both are human endeavors aimed at articulating the nature of the world. But where the line between them lies depends a lot on perspective and history. Questions that once lay firmly in philosophy's domain have now fully entered the realm of …

Astronomers to Peer Into a Black Hole for 1st Time with Event Horizon Telescope

<i>This article was originally published at The Conversation. The publication contributed the article to Space.com's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & …

What If Life Turns Out to Be Pointless?

Christianity and nihilism are exclusive, because God himself is the meaning and purpose and value of human existence.Listen Now

Movies About Monsters Teach Us Key Truths About The Human Condition

This weekend’s release of “Kong: Skull Island” marked yet another “shared universe” of films aping the Marvel universe, this one linked with the 2014 …

Star Trek

Cicero's On Life and Death [extract]

In this extract from the introduction to Cicero’s <i>On Life and Death,</i> Miriam T. Griffin describes the experiences of Cicero during the reign of the …

Unusual fluid behavior observed in microgravity

(Phys.org)—Normally when a liquid is heated above its boiling point, it evaporates, turning into a vapor. But when scientists recently performed an …

This Black Hole Ripped Up a Star Then Pummelled It With Its Own Remains

Black holes DGAF.<p>Some 290 million years ago, in a distant galaxy called PGC 043234, there lived a Sun-like star with a death wish. When it strayed too close to its galaxy's central black hole, which possessed a gravitational bulk equal to three million of our Suns, the wayward star was ensnared by …

Does Dark Matter Exist, Or Is Gravity Wrong? The Answer Lies Billions Of Years In The Past

When we look out at the luminous matter in the Universe — stars, galaxies, clusters of galaxies and the hot gas in and between them — it tells a couple of different stories. One is the story of how normal matter (based on atomic nuclei and electrons) comes together to emit, absorb and otherwise …

Dark Matter

Recent Claims Invalid: Emergent Gravity Might Deliver A Universe Without Dark Matter

Gravity is one of the four fundamental forces of nature, which means it’s not derived from anything else – it just is. At least, that’s according to our presently accepted theories. But this may be about to change.<p>Physicists today describe the gravitational interaction through Einstein’s Theory of …

Dark Matter

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Scientists to test theory about light that could completely change our view of the universe and prove Einstein wrong

Scientists might be about to completely upend our entire understanding of the universe.<p>A theory about the speed of light that has long been …

What is a Supermassive Black Hole?

In 1971, English astronomers Donald Lynden-Bell and Martin Rees hypothesized that a supermassive black hole (SMBH) resides at the center of our Milky …

NASA's EMDrive And The Quantum Theory Of Pilot Waves

There has been a lot of digital ink spilled over the recent paper on the reactionless thrust device known as the EMDrive. While it’s clear that a working EM Drive would violate well established scientific theories, what isn’t clear is how such a violation might be resolved. Some have argued that …

Quantum Mechanics

New paper describes for first time how scientists can test controversial idea that speed of light is not a constant<p>The newborn universe may have glowed with light beams moving much faster than they do today, according to a theory that overturns Einstein’s century-old claim that the speed of light …

Physics