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Tying loose ends? Gravitational waves could solve string theory, study claims

New paper suggests that the hotly contested physics thesis, which involves the existence of six ‘extra dimensions’, may be settled by cutting-edge laser detectors<p>String theory makes the grand promise of weaving together all of physics into a single sublime framework. The only downside is that …

Physics

The Universe Itself May Be Unnatural

When it comes to the physical Universe, we fully expect things obeying the same fundamental laws to unfold in similar fashions, and to be comparable to one another today. By the same token, if they obey vastly different rules, we expect them to be different from one another today. If aspects of the …

Wait, Why the Hell Is Pluto Emitting X-Rays?

You just can’t keep a good Pluto down. Even after its (admittedly justified) demotion to dwarf planet status exactly 10 years and four days ago, …

Brian Cox: ‘It’s a book about how to think’

In Universal: A Guide to the Cosmos, Brian Cox shows how anyone can see the world like a physicist. Here he explains why he loves changing his mind<p>Professor Brian Cox is advanced fellow of particle physics in the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Manchester. He is about to embark …

Listen to the Sound and Fury of Jupiter as Recorded by Juno

NASA's probe is set to enter orbit around Jupiter on July 4.<p>On Monday, the Juno spacecraft will enter Jupiter's orbit for its first pass around the giant planet, but that doesn't mean we have to wait three days for some cool Juno science. Over the past week, Juno crossed two thresholds that mark …

We just got better at detecting this quantum phenomenon that Einstein thought was too ‘spooky’ to be real

That's because entanglement, a voodoo-like phenomenon in quantum physics linking particles that once interacted, seems to surpass the speed of light, violating the cosmic speed limit.<p>Because of this, it doesn't fit in with Einstein's theory of relativity, so he concluded that it was too ludicrous …

Quantum Physics

Inside the Mind of a Mad Scientist: The Incredible Importance of Personal Science

For decades the world's greatest doctors and researchers had believed that stomach ulcers and, eventually, stomach cancers were caused by stress, spicy foods, and too much acid in the stomach.<p>Barry Marshall wasn't buying it. Marshall was an Australian physician and microbiology researcher and he …

Self-improvement

Researchers Accidentally Make Batteries Last 400 Times Longer

Gels and nanowires<p>Smartphones, tablets, and most other electronics rely on rechargeable batteries, but after a few thousand uses the batteries start to lose their ability to hold a charge. The batteries of today are mainly lithium, and over time that lithium corrodes inside the battery.<p>Instead of …

Clean Energy

Here's the Memory Trick That Science Says Works

If the brain could brag that’s pretty much all it would do. It’s easily the most complicated organ in your body, and, more than that, the nimblest …

Schrodinger's Cat

Why Consciousness Is Still a Mystery -- Sorting Out the Clues

No one doubts that it's hard to figure out where consciousness comes from, and when a problem persists for thousands of years -- which is literally true in this case -- it's worthwhile sorting out the clues that might lead to an answer. Some are better than others, and a few may be completely …

Seawater

The 17 equations that changed the world

In 2012, Mathematician Ian Stewart came out with an excellent and deeply researched book titled "In Pursuit of the Unknown: 17 Equations That Changed the World.<p>His book takes a look at the most pivotal equations of all time, and puts them in a human, rather than technical context.<p>"Equations …

Mathematics

A qubit candidate shines brighter

Photonic cavities best enhance the signal of NV centers located in a "hot spot" where the cavities' resonant fields are strongest, but making sure an …

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Fresh hint of dark matter seen in neutrino search

Flashes of X-rays from crowded galaxy clusters could be the long-awaited sign that we have found particles of dark matter – the elusive substance …

Dark Matter

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Scientists Make Largest Quark, Solving A 20-Year Mystery

Researchers have found the "final" predicted way of making top quarks, the largest subatomic particle.<p>Top quarks are the heaviest of subatomic particles, and are prime components of all matter--everything from mayonnaise to your big toe. But while they are in virtually everything, they are …

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This Computer-Generated Swarm Is Mind-Melting

Replace a flock of birds with fireflies on a dark night, and this is about what you'd get.<p>Swarms--like a flock of birds, or a school of fish--are mathematically complicated, but computer scientists are getting better at modeling, and learning from, them. Using code that simulates birds in …

Nature

Scientists Discover a Jewel at the Heart of Quantum Physics

Physicists reported this week the discovery of a jewel-like geometric object that dramatically simplifies calculations of particle interactions and …

2013's Best Visualizations Offer A New View Of Science

A competition from the National Science Foundation and the journal Science honors the best scientific videos, games, posters, and images.<p>Science is so much more engaging when you can actually see it. Yesterday, the journal <i>Science</i> and the National Science Foundation released the winners of the …

National Science Foundation

Australian astronomers discover oldest known star in universe

A team of scientists at the Australian National University has discovered the oldest known star in the universe.<p>The discovery of the heavenly body, which formed about 13.6bn years ago, has allowed astronomers to study the chemistry of the first stars.<p>Lead researcher Dr Stefan Keller of the ANU’s …

The 50 Most Spectacular Galaxy Pictures of all Time

Here are the 50 most spectacular galaxy pictures of all time -- from pictures of the Andromeda Galaxy to the pictures of the "Cosmic Tinker Bell …

Burn Down the Old to Make Way for the New: Practice Yoga to Live Your Authentic Life

When I rediscovered yoga in my adult life, I began to come home to a complex self I hadn't realized it was okay for me to be. Yoga knit together my creativity, my love of movement, my expressiveness, my bookishness, and my spiritual life. Yoga brought these diverse aspects of who I was into …