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String Theory

Digital journalism and string theory

Eduardo Riveros | Posted 02.16.2017 | Latino Voices
Eduardo Riveros

In the move from the technological revolution, the field of journalism is one of the most affected because today everybody has the power to communicat...

Why Space and Time Might Be an Illusion

George Musser | Posted 04.26.2016 | World
George Musser

Whereas general relativity took a single genius (Einstein) a decade to create, that deeper theory -- known as a quantum theory of gravity -- has flummoxed generations of geniuses for a century.

Data vs Theory: The Mathematical Battle for the Soul of Physics

David H. Bailey | Posted 12.30.2016 | Science
David H. Bailey

These are exciting times for the field of physics. In 2012, researchers announced the discovery of the Higgs boson, a discovery four decades in the making, costing billions of dollars (and euros, pounds, yen and yuan) and involving some of the best minds on the planet.

The Future of Physics

Dr. Sten Odenwald | Posted 03.28.2015 | Science
Dr. Sten Odenwald

In another few months the Large Hadron Collider will be powered up to explore its maximum energy range. Many physicists fervently hope we will see definite signs of "new physics," especially a phenomenon called "supersymmetry."

Part 2: Curious About Quantum Physics? Read These 10 Articles!!

Steve Mariotti | Posted 09.23.2014 | Science
Steve Mariotti

Ever hear the one about the cat that was simultaneously dead and alive? In 1935, Austrian quantum physicist Erwin Schrödinger devised a hypothetica...

A Mother's Advice to Her Graduating Son

Amy Roost | Posted 06.01.2014 | Fifty
Amy Roost

I received a text from my son in the middle of the night. It read, "I love you." My first thought was to text back: "Are you okay?!" And then I remembered. He's on mile 26 of a marathon.

Beyond Space and Time: When Tools Become the Vision!

Dr. Sten Odenwald | Posted 05.26.2014 | Science
Dr. Sten Odenwald

Schoolchildren can describe space as "three-dimensional," but what is it? This simple question seems to be the very last holdout for completing a deep understanding of the physical world.

William Kentridge: How to Leave a Concrete Trace in the World

Gabrielle Selz | Posted 03.11.2014 | Arts
Gabrielle Selz

Multi-layered, complex, dreamlike and humanistic, The Refusal of Time is a manifestation, a work of art that seeks to explore ambiguity, to remain unfinished and to avoid the black hole at the end of time.

Unexpected Inspirations

Phil Shepherd | Posted 01.23.2014 | Style
Phil Shepherd

The priceless touch from fingertips belonging to my beloved's hands... Witnessing the result of the manipulation of molten precious metal into handcra...

Lady Gaga + Cellos = Gold!

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 10.14.2013 | Arts

While an amazing variety of subjects will likely come to mind when pondering all that is Lady Gaga, from music to fashion to causes to controversy and...

Geeky Grad Student Rocks String Theory With Help Of Bohemian Rhapsody

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 09.27.2013 | Science

Concepts in physics are often a bit hard to understand. That's especially true of string theory, which has been called the "Theory of Everything." Luc...

The Universe: A Partial Inventory

Mario Livio | Posted 10.20.2013 | Science
Mario Livio

What did we know about the size and contents of our universe a hundred years ago? Very little. Even the proton, the nucleus of the simplest atom (hydrogen), was only discovered by Rutherford in 1917-1919.

Visitors of Social Networks: Media, Mindnets and Gaming, Oh My!

Wendy Adams Mendenhall | Posted 10.05.2013 | Impact
Wendy Adams Mendenhall

For any of us who are experiencing the "paraphernalia with which to communicate" in the 21st century, the question "Is anybody really listening?" could expand to include, "Is anybody really understanding what they are listening to?"

London, The Holidays And The Rolling Stones

Divina Infusino | Posted 12.31.2012 | Travel
Divina Infusino

Letting a concert's location determine a travel itinerary is not typical-- unless you follow jam bands, of course. But participating in London's holiday revelry was an unexpected benefit to attending the Rolling Stones' 50th anniversary show.

Cara Santa Maria

COUNTDOWN: Top Five Science Stories Of The Week | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 12.21.2012 | Science

HuffPost Live Producer/Host Jacob Soboroff challenged me to countdown the top five science stories of the week in under a minute. I think I did a pret...

Cara Santa Maria

WTF Is String Theory? | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 12.17.2012 | Science

Have you ever heard the term string theory and wondered WTF it means? When it comes to theoretical physics, it seems like there are a lot of larger-th...

How Can We Tell If a Multiverse Exists?

Mario Livio | Posted 02.12.2013 | Science
Mario Livio

Given that the different members of the multiverse are not causally connected, the question that emerges is whether there is a way to verify whether such a multiverse truly exists. As it turns out, there are at least two possible paths that could (at least in principle) test the multiverse scenario.

What's The Smallest Thing In The Universe?

Posted 09.17.2012 | Science

By: Clara Moskowitz, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 09/17/2012 08:05 AM EDT on LiveScience The answer to the enduring question of the sma...

WATCH: Trio Covers Best Tunes From 1999-2012 For Graduating Class

Posted 06.15.2012 | Teen

Backstreet Boys, Blink 182 and Outkast might bring back memories of sleepovers, concerts and summer days riding shotgun next to your BFF, but for the ...

Connecting To The World Wide Web Of Life

Donna Henes | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Donna Henes

Every person, every mammal, comes into this world powerfully, primally, connected to the mother who bore them, the source and the resource of their life.

Kabblah And Jazz: The Mystical Foundation Of Improvisational Music

Rabbi Adam Jacobs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Adam Jacobs

Jazz, by virtue of its improvisational nature, forces the players to intently focus on the here and now. Jewish tradition records that the prophets of antiquity used music to lull themselves into the prophetic state.

Many Worlds and No Gods

Santhosh Mathew, PhD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Santhosh Mathew, PhD

The Grand Design exposes a major departure on the part of physicists arising from the realization that there is no single theory, or for that reason, a single reality, that can be ascribed to the universe.

Science and the Arts to Meet Up Tonight in New York

Jane Levere | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jane Levere

The worlds of science and the arts -- which don't frequently intersect -- will meet tonight in New York, at the opening gala of the World Science Festival.

When Not Drooling Wins and the Environment Loses

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

String Theory holds that the universe actually is comprised of multiple dimensions, as many as 26. Palin and her supporters occupy something beyond our familiar three, plus time.