There's a reason Albert Einstein always looked like he'd stuck his finger in a light socket: Physicists spend their days doing some of the most mind-blowing research in science. Here are 10 physics findings that will cramp your brain and make your hair stand on end.
The answer is complicated and is partly yes and partly no since it depends on what is meant by the terms "universe," "particles," and "stable."
Albert Einstein was a reluctant celebrity, but he recognized that he could use his fame to promote causes to make the world more humane and democratic. Today -- when both science and democracy are under attack by right-wing forces -- Einstein's voice as both a scientist and citizen are sorely missed.
While Einstein himself barely dwelt on honors, it is an interesting exercise to ask how many Nobel-caliber breakthroughs Einstein made during his productive research career. This analysis has a bit in common with fantasy sports.
New research suggests a tantalizing hypothesis: that the dark matter in the Milky Way caused the mass extinction 65 million years ago that killed off the dinosaurs, as well as other mass extinctions, which seem to take place somewhat regularly, with a period of some 35 million years.
If one subscribes to the theory of physics that matter is neither created nor destroyed, then there would have to be intelligent life on other worlds to make up for the relentless loss of intelligent life on our own.
Less than a year after the first Higgs boson was found in the suburbs of Geneva, Switzerland, the world of particle physics was rocked last weekend when a hoard of 36 of the itty-bitty particles was discovered in the back of the basement of the First Trinity Church in Cambridge, England.
The cold temperatures for this Super Bowl might not be polar-vortex-like temperatures, but they will certainly change the dynamic of the game in several ways compared to the warmer temperatures of Super Bowl games played indoors or in more temperate cities.
Over the past several years DIY projects, open source hardware and hacker spaces have been growing in scope and popularity, as we have discussed in an...
On January 29th, the world celebrates Pakistani scientist Dr. Abdus Salam's 88th birthday. Sadly, much of the Muslim world, with Pakistan leading the way, will once again ignore him. Dr. Salam was the world's first Muslim scientist Nobel Laureate.
The Vedic cosmology of ancient India is incredibly rich and has many points of tangency with modern cosmology, which may help in the construction of that common ground between science and religion that CERN is looking for.
We have a three-pronged problem here in the United States, and it's up to you and me to solve it.
Co-authored by Mitch Altman, co-founder of Noisebridge, and Sébastien Bourdeauducq, chairman of EHSM. "Hacking" has become part of the mainstream le...
Taking time to meditate is a gift that nourishes our home and family from that most basic level of life -- the powerful but unseen "unified field" -- allowing everything to flow along more smoothly and sweetly.
What began as a planetary physicist's chance encounters with skaters at the park is turning into a full-fledged science outreach program.
I suck at roller skating, and I love it. That's what kept going through my mind when I got the latest report from our daughter, Katie, a freshman in college who's still getting used to how difficult her classes are. "Physics is kicking my ass," she said. "And I love it."