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Stephen Hawking - who died aged 76 - battled motor neuron disease to become one of the most respected and best-known scientists of his age. A man of great humor, he became a popular ambassador for science and was always careful to ensure that the general public had ready...

source: BBC News

The physics behind a weird electrical phenomenon — glowing orbs of lightning — may be mimicked by something even stranger. A magnetic structure proposed for the natural oddity known as ball lightning makes an appearance in...

source: ScienceNews

Insights into a black hole paradox may come from a down-to-Earth source. Superconductors, materials through which electrons can move freely without resistance, may share some of the physics of black holes, physicist Sreenath Kizhakkumpurath...

source: ScienceNews

If you want to understand the personality of a material, study its electrons. Table salt forms cubic crystals because its atoms share electrons in that configuration; silver shines because its electrons absorb visible light and reradiate it back. Electron behavior causes...

source: Quanta Magazine

There's a limit to how fast information can move through the universe, just like there's a limit to how fast everything else can move through the universe. It's a rule. But a team of quantum physicists, like quantum physicists often...

source: LiveScience

Without doubt the most unusual exhibit at this year’s APS March Meeting was the “Food Truck for the Physics Mind”, the brainchild of educational specialists TeachSpin. Founded in 1994 by Jonathan Reichert, a physics professor at the State University of...

source: PhysicsWorld


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