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The Scientists Who Look for Nothing to Understand Everything

Physicist Usama Hussain laughed uncomfortably every time the conversation even got close to the question, “Do you look for nothing?” His professors …

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 …

Physics

The Surprising Origins of Life’s Complexity

Scientists are exploring how organisms can evolve elaborate structures without Darwinian selection.<p>Charles Darwin was not yet 30 when he got the …

String Theory's Weirdest Ideas Finally Make Sense—Thanks to VR

The robot is building a tesseract. He motions at a glowing cube floating before him, and an identical cube emerges. He drags it to the left, but the …

Virtual Reality

A physicist answers the grandest question of all: Why are we here?

Physicist Robbert Dijkgraaf, a contributor to the "The Usefulness of Useless Knowledge," explains how the small differences in theories about space and time might explain why life just happened to happen.<p>Below is a transcript of the video:<p><i>Perhaps the most fundamental philosophical question that you</i> …

Quantum Mechanics

The entangled fabric of space

We live in the information revolution. We translate everything into vast sequences of ones and zeroes. From our personal email to our work documents, …

Scientists Are Exploring a Link Between Our Minds and the Quantum World

Could Quantum Consciousness Exist?<p>Despite all the research we’ve done, we still know relatively little about how the human brain works, and we know …

How Would The Universe Change If We Grew An Extra Dimension?

Imagine, if you can, the ability to move in an extra direction: one beyond up-and-down, north-and-south, or east-and-west. That there’s an independent direction beyond our conventional notions of x, y, and z-axes. And let’s make it more interesting for you: imagine that you’re the only one in the …

Physics

An Oxford mathematician explains how time might have existed before the Big Bang

Marcus du Sautoy, mathematician and author of The Great Unknown, explained why we don't really know what happened before the Big Bang.<p>He told Business Insider: "We're really not too sure and in fact, that may be a question that doesn't even make sense because time, we think, started at the Big …

Mathematics

New Research Could Finally Lead to A Quantum Theory of Gravity

by Karla Lant and Abby Norman March 24, 2017 Hard Science 23553<p>A team of scientists from the University of Vermont and the University of Waterloo in …

15 Books That Will Nurture Your Nerdier Side in 2017

No one knows exactly what the future holds for us this year, but this we do know: There will be books. Here’s a look at some of the most exciting …

'A scientist's reading list - my books of the year 2016'

The twenty-seven books this scientist read in 2016 as part of a long-term project to delve deeper into science and to escape it altogether<p>The most irritating thing about the books-of-the-year lists that appear in the Guardian and other papers around Christmas-time is that they are collated by …

Earth - The secret of how life on Earth began

<i>This story is part of BBC Earth's "Best of 2016" list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>How did life begin? There can hardly be a bigger question. For much of human history, almost everyone believed some version of "the gods did it". Any other explanation was inconceivable.<p>That …

The Untold Story of the First Atoms in the Universe

Exactly when and how were the original hydrogen atoms destroyed? A new telescope may provide an answer.<p><b>By Aaron Parsons,</b> <i>Associate Professor of</i> …

How Can Complex Things Form in a Universe Ruled by Entropy?

If disorder in the universe is always increasing, then how is it that galaxies, stars, planets, and people are here? Watch the explanation.<p>Recently, when we were talking about why time only moves forward, we got into talking about the Second Law of Thermodynamics. It says that disorder, otherwise …

Is our world a simulation? Why some scientists say it's more likely than not

A swath of technologists and physicists believe that ‘simulation theory’ will be proved, just as it was proved that the Earth was not the center of the universe<p>When Elon Musk isn’t outlining plans to use his massive rocket to leave a decaying Planet Earth and colonize Mars, he sometimes talks about …

Physics

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 …

Legendary physicist Freeman Dyson talks about math, nuclear rockets, and astounding things about the universe

<i>Today, Dyson frequently writes about science and technology's relationship to ethics and social issues. Business Insider sat down with him and talked about math, war, the human brain, the education system, and the Orion Project.</i><p><i>This interview has been edited for clarity and length. It was</i> …

Mathematics

Earth - We might live in a computer program, but it may not matter

<i>This story is part of BBC Earth's "Best of 2016" list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>Are you real? What about me?<p>These used to be questions that only philosophers worried about. Scientists just got on with figuring out how the world is, and why. But some of the current best …

Quantum Physics

New Theory of the Higgs Boson Could Explain Why Gravity Is So Weak

A new theory suggests that missing extra copies of the Higgs boson might explain why gravity is so much weaker than it should be.<p>Something is seriously wrong with gravity, and nobody's quite sure why.<p>The problem is that gravity is too weak. Out of the four fundamental physical forces in the …

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Earth - Organisms might be quantum machines

If there’s any subject that perfectly encapsulates the idea that science is hard to understand, it’s quantum physics. Scientists tell us that the miniature denizens of the quantum realm behave in seemingly impossible ways: they can exist in two places at once, or disappear and reappear somewhere …

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Here's Stephen Hawking's Incredible Solution to His Black Hole Information Paradox

His mind was truly incomparable.<p>Stephen Hawking, one of the greatest minds of our lifetime, has passed away - leaving behind a lot of heartbroken …

Stephen Hawking: Black holes may offer a route to another universe

Objects may be able to fall through black holes into an alternate universe, Stephen Hawking suggested as he prepared to publish an eye-catching study …

Five Awesome Science Courses You Can Take Online Completely Free

Science often gets a bad rap for being inaccessible. But it’s actually never been easier to satisfy your curiosity on subjects ranging from computer …

Human Rights

Existential Therapy from the Universe: Physicist Sean Carroll on How Poetic Naturalism Illuminates Our Human Search for Meaning

“The world is what exists and what happens, but we gain enormous insight by talking about it — telling its story — in different ways.”<p><i>“We are — as far as we know — the only part of the universe that’s self-conscious,”</i> the poet Mark Strand marveled in his beautiful meditation on the artist’s task to …

Stephen Hawking