The Shrinking Proton: Particle Is Smaller Than Thought
How many protons can dance on the head of a pin? The answer is nowhere near as straightforward as...0
Physicist Wants to Put Einstein’s Equation to the Test
Does E always equal mc²? University of Arizona physicist Andrei Lebed suspects not – and plans to try and...
The Life of Pi, and Other Infinities
The popular notion of infinity may be of a monolithic totality, the ultimate, unbounded big tent that goes on...
State of the World’s Science
The pursuit of knowledge is now a global enterprise. Scientific American and Nature have teamed up on this special...
Do We Live in a Computer Simulation?
A decade ago, a British philosopher put forth the notion that the universe we live in might in fact...
Atom Smasher Creates New Kind of Matter
Collisions between particles inside the Large Hadron Collider atom smasher have created what looks like a new form of...
Does Big Money Equal Better Science?
The search for the Higgs boson using the Large Hadron Collider at Cern has taken years of research and...
Super-Fast Space Travel Would Kill You in Minutes
Everyone thinks it would be cool to travel at the speed of light, which is why scientists devote their...
The Higgs, Boltzmann Brains, and Monkeys Typing Hamlet
Amir D. Aczel blogs about physics and cosmology for Discover’s Crux: If somebody told you that there are angels...