In the very early Universe, practically all particles were massless. Then the Higgs symmetry broke, and suddenly everything was different.
On New Year's Eve 1899, the captain of this Pacific steamliner sailed into history. Or did he?
There's a quantum limit to how precisely anything can be measured. By squeezing light, LIGO has now surpassed all previous limitations.
Fermilab's TeVatron just released the best mass measurement of the W-boson, ever. Here's what doesn't add up.
For decades, theorists have been cooking up "theories of everything" to explain our Universe. Are all of them completely off-track?
In the early stages of the hot Big Bang, matter and antimatter were (almost) balanced. After a brief while, matter won out. Here's how.
At a fundamental level, only a few particles and forces govern all of reality. How do their combinations create human consciousness?
It's nearly 20,000 miles long.
It could evolve, strengthen, decay, or not be alone. Our known Universe contains matter, radiation, and dark energy. While matter (both normal and dark) and radiation become less dense as […]
Origin of life studies have always focused on a set of strict environments that could give rise to life. Ante-life opens new possibilities.
This collection of learning and development quotes serves as a reminder of the meaning and purpose behind this important work.
Some constants, like the speed of light, exist with no underlying explanation. How many "fundamental constants" does our Universe require?
"Conceptual isolation" offers an agreeable solution.
In our common experience, you can't get something for nothing. In the quantum realm, something really can emerge from nothing.
Move over, IC 1101. You may be impressively large, but you never stood a chance against the largest known galaxy: Alcyoneus.
One single plot of data embodies the most profound thing we know about the stars.
The neutrino is the most ghostly, rarely-interacting particle in all the Standard Model. How well can we truly make "beams" out of them?
The tonal Native American language differentiates words based on pitch and makes Spanish conjugation look like child’s play.
A Cambridge Ph.D. student has solved a grammatical problem that has befuddled Sanskrit scholars since the 5th century BC.
Four key components to guide the creation of emotional intelligence training for leaders.
A study reports that people think those with similar personality traits look alike and vice versa.
Even if we traveled at the speed of light, we'd never catch up to these galaxies.