Ancient Starlight Just Helped Confirm the Reality of Quantum Entanglement
“The real estate left over for the skeptics of quantum mechanics has shrunk considerably."
Astronomers Confirm Einstein’s Theory of Relativity By Watching a Star Orbit a Black Hole
Astronomers watched as a star passed within 12 billion miles of the black hole at the center of the Milky Way and reached a speed of 15 million miles per hour.
Physicists Used Atomic Clocks to Test Einstein’s Theory of Relativity in a 14-Year Experiment
A foundational thought experiment in Einstein’s theory of general relativity just got its most precise confirmation ever by turning the entire Earth into a laboratory.
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The Results of a 100,000-Person Quantum Experiment Seem To Violate Einstein’s Theory of Local Realism
The largest participatory experiment in quantum physics is helping physicists better understand the nature of reality by eliminating free will from the equation.
Some Black Holes Erase Your Past and Give You Unlimited Futures
"In some cases, one can live forever in a universe unknown."
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Scientists Have Detected an Entirely New Type of Gravitational Wave
Astronomers capture both a gravitational wave and optical imagery from the energetic union of two neutron stars in a distant galaxy.
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Nobel Prize in Physics Recognizes the Dawn of a Whole New Kind of Astronomy
Rainer Weiss, Kip Thorne, and Barry Barish are named for leading the effort to detect gravitational waves.
New Supernova Analysis Questions Dark Energy, Cosmic Acceleration
Timescape cosmology offers a way around one of the universe's best mysteries.
New Project Lets You Reenact Einstein and Freud’s Remarkable Correspondence
Typographer Harald Geisler's latest Kickstarter project will let you mail Einstein and Freud's pacifist letters to a friend...or your oppressors.
A Clusterf*ck of Memes and Mascots Meet in a Zany Exhibition about Appropriation
Gingerbread totem poles and peace pipe smoking aliens fill the walls of Chelsea Seltzer and Theo A. Rosenblum's collaborative exhibition.
How Breaking One of the Most Basic Physical Laws Might Explain Dark Energy
Fudging the law of conservation of energy offers a new perspective on dark energy.
AAAS CEO to Young Scientists: Speak Up. Keep Focused. Carry On.
Rush Holt, former Congressman and physicist, explains how scientists should move forward under the Trump Administration.