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The Ego is Not the Enemy.

It is true that the ego is the source of all our suffering because we always have the final say in how we think and feel.<p>Yet it’s not just the cause …

A theoretical trick allows scientists to describe quantum states of thousands of atoms

For a long time, quantum experiments were only carried out with a small number of particles. Even the behaviour of single atoms or molecules can be …

The Large Hadron Collider Returns in the Hunt for New Physics

Desperately seeking SUSY.<p>In 2012, researchers at the world's largest particle accelerator announced they had discovered a particle that resembled a key missing piece in our fundamental understanding of physics: the Higgs boson.<p>It was a Nobel Prize-worthy moment. But what comes next could be even …

The One Thing Everybody Should Know About Relativity

Yesterday, I wrote about the core concepts needed to understand quantum physics, which is one of the two pillars of modern physics. The other, of course, is the theory of relativity, the full and complete version of which celebrates its 100th birthday this November (we usually talk about relativity …

Paradoxical Crystal Baffles Physicists

In a deceptively drab black crystal, physicists have stumbled upon a baffling behavior, one that appears to blur the line between the properties of …

Quantum Physics