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Theoretical Physics

One Of Einstein's Major Theories Confirmed

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 02.12.2016 | Science

Albert Einstein was right! He hypothesized a century ago that gravitational waves exist, and rumors have been swirling for months that scientists have...

So, The Universe May Be A Giant Hologram...

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 04.30.2015 | Science

Is the world around us really just a trick of the eye? Scientists have long believed the universe could be a giant hologram -- a two-dimensional r...

Curious About Quantum Physics? Read These 10 Articles!

Steve Mariotti | Posted 09.21.2014 | Science
Steve Mariotti

I've been fascinated by quantum physics since I was five. I have even written here about my enchantment with Bell's Theorem (see the article here). My...

Scientists Finally May Have Solved Long-Standing Black Hole Mystery

natureheader | Ron Cowen | Posted 07.18.2014 | Science

Black holes might end their lives by transforming into their exact opposite — 'white holes' that explosively pour all the material they ever swallow...

Despite Fears, Huge Collider Hasn't Created Any 'Holes'

LiveScience | Charles Q. Choi | Posted 05.05.2014 | Science

The most powerful particle accelerator in the world, the Large Hadron Collider, has not yet created any black holes as some have feared, researchers s...

Simple Thought Experiment Helps Answer 'Arrow Of Time' Question

Inside Science | Gabriel Popkin | Posted 05.03.2014 | Science

(Inside Science) -- Almost nothing is more obvious than the fact that time flows from the past, which we remember, toward the future, which we don’t...

Does New Cosmic Discovery Prove We Live In A Multiverse? | Miriam Kramer` | Posted 03.19.2014 | Science

The first direct evidence of cosmic inflation — a period of rapid expansion that occurred a fraction of a second after the Big Bang — also support...

Is The Universe A Hologram?

natureheader | Ron Cowen | Posted 12.12.2013 | Science

A team of physicists has provided some of the clearest evidence yet that our Universe could be just one big projection.In 1997, theoretical physicist ...

What If The Universe Had No Beginning?

| Clara Moskowitz | Posted 12.11.2013 | Science

What if the universe had no beginning, and time stretched back infinitely without a big bang to start things off? That's one possible consequence of a...

Expanding Beyond the Perimeter

Frank Fitzpatrick | Posted 01.26.2014 | Science
Frank Fitzpatrick

My goal was to help key players in science and education better understand the values and essential role that music and creativity have in fulfilling our collective vision of fostering the well-being of humanity and cultivating a more intelligent, creative and compassionate global citizenry.

Soft Matters With Jim Sethna

Jesse Silverberg | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Jesse Silverberg

Why does science work? Why is math so unreasonably effective at describing the physical world? For that matter, how can simple equations predict the behavior of really complicated things?

WATCH: Hawking's Big Ideas Made Simple

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 09.29.2013 | Science

What's at the center of a black hole? And what happens at the edge of a black hole? Stephen Hawking has some big ideas that answer these big questi...

Has Dark Matter Finally Been Found?

Posted 02.19.2013 | Science

By: Clara Moskowitz Published: 02/18/2013 09:48 AM EST on BOSTON — Big news in the search for dark matter may be coming in about two ...

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...

Reality: What a Concept!

Mario Livio | Posted 01.16.2013 | TED Weekends
Mario Livio

2012-11-15-lottopullOptical illusions reflect limitations in our perception of physical reality. But what really is physical reality? While dozens of philosophers have struggled for millennia with attempts to directly answer this question, modern science settled on a more modest goal -- how can we explain reality's behavior?

Cara Santa Maria

Higgs Hoopla: Why Should I Care? | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 03.14.2013 | Science

Editor's Note: This article originally published in July 2012 when scientists discovered a subatomic particle that could be the Higgs boson. Have y...

Cara Santa Maria

My Evening With Stephen Hawking | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 05.29.2012 | Science

Stephen rarely does public talks anymore. When he does, he draws an impressive crowd. And most of the people sitting in those seats are unaware of the effort that goes into composing the script he will follow over the course of the evening.

The Consolation of Philosophy

Lawrence M. Krauss | Posted 06.27.2012 | Science
Lawrence M. Krauss

How can a universe full of galaxies and stars, and planets and people, including philosophers, arise naturally from an initial condition in which none of these objects -- no particles, no space, and perhaps no time -- may have existed?

Michio Kaku Interview By Deepak Chopra

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Deepak Chopra

My very special guest today is Dr. Michio Kaku, a theoretical physicist and best-selling author and popular writer of science.