Physics

Shape-shifting neutrinos earn physicists the 2015 Nobel

What do Albert Einstein, Neils Bohr, Paul Dirac, and Marie Curie have in common? They each won the Nobel prize in…

7 years ago

Who Was Nicolaus Copernicus?

Polish astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus revolutionized astronomy by proposing that the Earth and other planets revolved around the Sun

7 years ago

Scientists Map the Dark Matter Around Millions of Galaxies

This week, scientists with the Dark Energy Survey (DES) collaboration released the first in a series of detailed maps charting…

7 years ago

How Do We Know Dark Energy Exists?

We have no idea what it dark energy is, so how are we pretty sure it exists? I've talked about…

7 years ago

What is Hooke’s Law?

The spring is a marvel of human engineering and creativity. For one, it comes in so many varieties - the…

7 years ago

Don’t Look At Black Holes Too Closely, They Might Disappear

We've come a long way in 13.8 billion years; but despite our impressively extensive understanding of the Universe, there are still…

7 years ago

What Will We Never See?

Thanks to our powerful telescopes, there are so many places in the Universe we can see. But there are places…

7 years ago

A Universe of 10 Dimensions

When someone mentions "different dimensions," we tend to think of things like parallel universes - alternate realities that exist parallel…

7 years ago

What Is John Dalton’s Atomic Model?

Atomic theory - that is, the belief that all matter is composed of tiny, indivisible elements - has very deep…

7 years ago

What Came Before the Big Bang?

Astronomers are pretty sure what happened after the Big Bang, but what came before? What are the leading theories for…

7 years ago