Albert Einstein

Dark Matter

A New Theory Unifies Dark Matter and Dark Energy as a ‘Dark Fluid’ With Negative Mass

Can one of Einstein’s forgotten theories solve the riddle of why 95 percent of the stuff in the universe appears to be missing?
Daniel Oberhaus
12.6.18
Space

A Black Hole Has Been Shredding a Star Twice the Size of the Sun for 10 Years

Astronomers have been watching the full fallout of a tidal disruption event for years.
Becky Ferreira
6.14.18
atomic clocks

Physicists Used Atomic Clocks to Test Einstein’s Theory of Relativity in a 14-Year Experiment

A foundational thought experiment in Einstein’s theory of general relativity just got its most precise confirmation ever by turning the entire Earth into a laboratory.
Daniel Oberhaus
6.4.18
einstein was right

Two Black Holes Ate Each Other and Rippled the Fabric of Spacetime

Again.
Lisa Cumming
6.1.17
Einstein

Scientists Built a ‘Mini Black Hole’ Out of Sound Waves

A tabletop black hole emits what looks like Hawking radiation.
Paul Tadich
8.15.16
Science

This Is What a Gravitational Wave Sounds Like

It’s the heartbeat of spacetime.
Becky Ferreira
2.11.16
Science

Einstein’s Last Great Unproven Theory May Well Be Resolved Tomorrow

We are about 99.9999 percent sure gravitational waves have been detected. GET HYPE.
Becky Ferreira
2.10.16
video

A Teen Won $400k for His Video Explaining Special Relativity

Time dilation, how does it work?
Clinton Nguyen
11.11.15
Space

What Is a Gravitational Wave Detector, and Why Do We Want to Send One to Space?

ESA is getting ready to launch LISA Pathfinder, a mission that will test the technology for a million-kilometer-large gravitational wave detector.
Victoria Turk
9.3.15
war

All Fronts

Motherboard is militarizing our September theme week. Send us pitches for All Fronts.
Brian Anderson
8.17.15
jacked in

The Brain Market: How to Acquire Brains Both Legally and Illegally

Why it doesn't pay to be a brain dealer.
Becky Ferreira
6.11.15
Reality

Meet the Government Researcher Trying to Prove the Universe Is a 2D Hologram

If we understand spacetime, maybe we can manipulate it.
Jason Koebler
5.13.15