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Three Experiments That Show Quantum Physics Is Real

A couple of weeks ago, I listed six essential principles everyone should know about quantum physics. Some of those items are pretty weird, though, particularly the wave-particle duality and non-locality items. Which leads naturally to the question “How can such a wacky theory actually be true?”<p>One …

Quantum Mechanics

Why is the Scale of the Universe so Freakishly Large?

“Space is big,” said Douglas Adams. “You just won’t believe how vastly, hugely, mind-boggingly big it is.” But why must this be so? And why does our …

5 more apps that make you say 'Wow!'

There are approximately 1.3 million apps available for our smartphones and tablets. Many are simply a bad idea. Most are average in use or scope. Fortunately, some very innovative developers have changed the way we used to do things for the better. Here are five mind-boggling apps that I know …

The 25 Best Albums of 2014 (So Far)

Finding the best new music. That’s really the foundation on which this whole <i>Paste</i> enterprise was built—a music-discovery tool. And stepping back at …

There Could Be Billions of Earth-Like Planets in the Milky Way Alone

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>One out of every five Sun-like stars in our galaxy has an Earth-like planet in orbit, according to …

Is mathematics an effective way to describe the world?

Mathematics has been called the language of the universe. Scientists and engineers often speak of the elegance of mathematics when describing …

Einstein Likely Never Said One of His Most Oft-Quoted Phrases

The great scientist certainly regretted introducing the "cosmological constant" into his equations, but calling it his "biggest blunder"? Not so much, it seems.<p>Wikimedia Commons/Rebecca J. Rosen<p>On the list of tales we like to tell about Albert Einstein, the story of his "biggest blunder" is near …