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The Nobel Prize in Physics Is Really a Nobel Prize in Math

Experiment is the ultimate judge of a theory, and that’s why we need expensive and sophisticated machines like CERN's particle accelerator. But the amazing fact is that scientists like Einstein and Higgs made their discoveries with little more than pen and paper.<p>This year's Nobel Prize in Physics …

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 …

Quasar Experiment May Shed Light on Quantum Physics and Free Will

An experiment of cosmic proportions, looking at some of the most distant visible corners in the universe, could help close what may be the last major loophole in quantum physics, or shake it to its very foundations.<p>In the bizarre realm of quantum physics, two or more particles can get linked so …

Quantum Physics

Where the Heavy Metal Bands Are

Earn a College Degree in Heavy Metal. Really.

Were you the type of college student who preferred to hide in your dorm room blasting Metallica instead of studying? Did you skip class to travel to …

This Map Shows Which Countries Dominate The World Of Metal Music

Swedish foreign minister Carl Bildt tweeted "Finland and Sweden seems to be the global leaders in metal bands. Also." He attached this map:<p>Finland, Sweden, and Norway are clearly outpacing the world when it comes to metal bands.<p>Some claim that Finland is "the only country in the world where metal …

Heavy Metal

The Psychology Of Loving Heavy Metal

Fans of contemporary heavy metal tend to share a dislike of authority and a bit of a self-esteem problem, one study finds.<p>You can tell a lot about someone from their taste in music. Especially if they have a penchant for contemporary heavy metal. Researchers at the University of Westminster in the …

Psychology

The Most Anticipated Metal Albums of 2014

The ongoing consternation about metal music and its fans – a phenomenon based primarily on classism and stereotypes surrounding the general …

Death Metal

The Challenges of Diversifying Metal and Other Heavy Music Scenes

One of the most challenging chapters to write in my book, <i>What Are You Doing Here? A Black Woman’s Life and Liberation in Heavy Metal</i>, was the one …