On July 4, we celebrate the tenth anniversary of the discovery of the Higgs boson, the missing piece of the Standard Model of particle physics.
Experiments cannot confirm what theory predicts about neutrinos. And particle physicists have no idea why.
Giant particle accelerators aren't a waste of money. They are essential for understanding the Universe.
The spooky world of quantum mechanics might reach out and touch you — by mutating your DNA. Welcome to the weird world of quantum biology.
Smashing things together at unprecedented energies sounds dangerous. But it's nothing the Universe hasn't already seen, and survived.
Humans who've lived through the same events often remember them differently. Could quantum physics be responsible?
Do the laws of physics place a hard limit on how far technology can advance, or can we re-write those laws?
Equations that describe time travel are fully compatible and consistent with relativity — but physics is not mathematics.
The Standard Model may or may not be in trouble, but particle physics definitely needs saving. Here's what the new LHC can do.
Could we finally detect the elusive Unruh effect?
Extremely precise atomic clocks are not just of theoretical interest; they could help detect impending volcanic eruptions or melting glaciers.
At very high and very low temperatures, matter takes on properties that open up an entire Universe of remarkable new possibilities.
How efficiently could quantum engines operate?
Fermilab's TeVatron just released the best mass measurement of the W-boson, ever. Here's what doesn't add up.
The James Webb Space Telescope could help scientists learn about the cosmic dark ages and how they ended.
Astronomers used supercomputers and an international network of antennas to create the stunning map.
We cannot deduce laws about a higher level of complexity by starting with a lower level of complexity. Here, reductionism meets a brick wall.
The rhetorical fallout is greater than the radioactive fallout.
More than any other of Einstein's equations, E = mc² is the most recognizable to people. But what does it all mean?
Life is possible because of asymmetries, such as an imbalance between matter and antimatter and the "handedness" (chirality) of molecules.
The Universe has asymmetries, but that's a good thing. Imperfections are essential for the existence of stars and even life itself.