Physics

Peter Higgs Dies at 94

Just like Isaac Newton, Galileo and Albert Einstein, I’m not sure exactly when I became aware of Peter Higgs. He…

4 days ago

Formation-Flying Spacecraft Could Probe the Solar System for New Physics

It's an exciting time for the fields of astronomy, astrophysics, and cosmology. Thanks to cutting-edge observatories, instruments, and new techniques,…

1 week ago

A New Tabletop Experiment to Search for Dark Matter

What is Dark Matter? We don't know. At this stage of the game, scientists are busy trying to detect it…

2 weeks ago

Planetary Geophysics: What is it? What can it teach us about finding life beyond Earth?

Universe Today has examined the importance of studying impact craters, planetary surfaces, exoplanets, astrobiology, solar physics, comets, and planetary atmospheres,…

1 month ago

Could Forests Become Ultrahigh Energy Neutrino Detectors?

I really don’t know how to introduce this article. Neutrinos are elementary particles and are electrically neutral. They are produced…

2 months ago

Why Serious Scientists Are Mesmerized by the Multiverse

The multiverse may be a cool (and convenient) concept for comic books and superhero movies, but why do scientists take…

3 months ago

The Debate Continues. Do Wide Binaries Prove or Disprove MOND?

The term dark matter was coined back in 1933 and since then, the hunt for it has been well and…

3 months ago

Why Quantum Mechanics Defies Physics

The full, weird story of the quantum world is much too large for a single article, but the period from…

4 months ago

We Owe Our Lives to the Moon

Life appeared on Earth through a series of lucky coincidences, and that luck started with our Moon. None of the…

4 months ago

How Supersymmetry Saved String Theory

String theory, like most revolutions, had humble origins. It started all the way back in the 1960’s as an attempt…

4 months ago