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Myth Breaking in Physics

Monica Dunford | Posted 06.28.2014 | Science
Monica Dunford

Opening up your life to a camera crew is intrusive, but I did so for Particle Fever, a documentary about particle physics, because I am determined to see one major myth broken: that physics means math.

Nobel-Winning Physics Pioneer Dies At 77

AP | DAVID SHARP | Posted 08.18.2013 | Science

PORTLAND, Maine -- Physicist Kenneth Wilson, who earned a Nobel prize for pioneering work that changed the way physicists think about phase transition...

Scientists Describe Odd Fruit-Shaped Particle

natureheader | Posted 05.09.2013 | Science

Stephen Battersby 08 May 2013 A lopsided atomic nucleus may help to refine nuclear theory. The stubby pear shape, described today in Nature1, may...

Mysterious 'Shrinking' Proton Baffles Physicists

Posted 04.14.2013 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 04/13/2013 03:10 PM EDT on LiveScience DENVER — The size of a proton, long thought to...

Pessimistic Hawking Pushes Space Exploration

AP | ALICIA CHANG | Posted 04.12.2013 | Science

LOS ANGELES -- Stephen Hawking, who spent his career decoding the universe and even experienced weightlessness, is urging the continuation of space ex...

Famous Thought Experiment Finally Becomes Reality

Posted 03.17.2013 | Science

By: Tia Ghose, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 03/15/2013 09:06 AM EDT on LiveScience Scientists have finally performed a famous experiment de...

Nobel-Winning Physicist Dead At 75

AP | Posted 02.21.2013 | Science

ITHACA, N.Y. -- Robert C. Richardson, a Cornell University professor who shared a Nobel Prize for a key discovery in experimental physics, has died. H...

Nation's Last Collider Should Be Shut Down, Panel Says

| Posted 02.04.2013 | Science

By John Matson In a narrowly decided vote, an advisory panel to federal nuclear science agencies has recommended closing a particle collider at ...

Can Stephen Hawking's Voice Be Saved?

| Posted 01.22.2013 | Science

By Larry Greenemeier Renowned physicist Stephen Hawking has long relied on technology to help him connect with the outside world despite the degene...

We Must Do More Than Think. We Must Observe

Victor Stenger | Posted 01.09.2013 | Science
Victor Stenger

A logical deduction can tell you nothing that is not already embedded in its premises. All a logical deduction does is enable you to determine whether or not some conclusion is consistent with some set of premises.

Physicists Use Particle Colliders To Make 'Soup'

Posted 07.20.2012 | Science

By: Charles Q. Choi, LiveScience Contributor Published: 07/19/2012 02:11 PM EDT on LiveScience The primordial soup of matter that existed only s...

Physics Paper Points To Real-Life 'Tractor Beam'

| Posted 06.21.2012 | Science

By Evelyn Lamb Tractor beams, a staple of science fiction, may be moving closer to science fact. In a paper published earlier this spring, phys...

JOKE: The New Bike

Posted 06.15.2012 | Women

Two physics students bump into each other walking across campus. One of them is wheeling his shiny new bicycle along with him. "Wow!” his friend...

Einstein Was Right All Along, Neutrino Researchers Say

Posted 06.10.2012 | Science

By: Clara Moskowitz, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 06/08/2012 01:03 PM EDT on LiveScience The final nail in the coffin may have been deal...

Cells Executing Sophisticated Search Strategies (and How Our Physicist Friends Helped Us Learn About It)

James A. Shapiro | Posted 07.31.2012 | Science
James A. Shapiro

In studying and analyzing the computational feats of living organisms, we will learn how networks that are far more sophisticated than our own operate to solve problems.

Professor Writes Four Page Paper To Get Out Of A Ticket

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 04.17.2012 | College

There are plenty of ways to get out of a traffic ticket: charm, flattery, fakery, full-on tears, "My uncle is a cop" all come to mind. Submitting a ...

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.

We, The Children of Violation

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

The truth is that the technological spin-offs from these experiments are present in our everyday life; from superconducting materials used in maglev trains to PET scans in our hospitals.

What I Learned from Meeting a Man Who Met Albert Einstein

Lea Lane | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lea Lane

You never know when you meet someone what amazing experiences they may offer. Dig a bit, and you may find a treasure just like this one when you least expect it.