Opinions rarely form in a vacuum. People are heavily influenced by the opinions of others in their social networks, whether they be real or virtual. Some people are not open to new ideas. These are the zealots, who proselytize an opinion – the superiority of Apple...
Is there a fixed reality apart from our various observations of it? Or is reality nothing more than a kaleidoscope of infinite possibilities? New experimental research supports the latter scenario — not just in our descriptions of nature, but in nature itself.
Quarks and gluons make weird slopes and shapes inside the proton. Understanding them precisely was important for the first results from Cern's Large Hadron Collider, and continues to be so as we approach the restart over the next few weeks.
Physicist Kip Thorne's calculations were key to black hole imagery in the movie Interstellar, which won the 2015 Oscar for best visual effects.
The marquee research journal Nature and almost all of its sister publications this week announced that they will offer authors the option of participating in double-blind peer review, where both submitters and referees remain anonymous. The practice, which is common among...
Dark matter may not be so dark after all. If the invisible stuff interacts with light, it could glow bright enough to be seen. Dark matter is thought to make up 85 percent of the universe's mass, but interacts with regular matter through gravity alone. That means light doesn't...
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