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atomic clocks
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
what is real
what is real

The Results of a 100,000-Person Quantum Experiment Seem To Violate Einstein’s Theory of Local Realism

The largest participatory experiment in quantum physics is helping physicists better understand the nature of reality by eliminating free will from the equation.
Daniel Oberhaus
5.9.18
black holes
black holes

Some Black Holes Erase Your Past and Give You Unlimited Futures

"In some cases, one can live forever in a universe unknown."
Daniel Oberhaus
2.26.18
Neutron Star Mergers
Neutron Star Mergers

Scientists Have Detected an Entirely New Type of Gravitational Wave

Astronomers capture both a gravitational wave and optical imagery from the energetic union of two neutron stars in a distant galaxy.
Becky Ferreira
10.16.17
ripples in spacetime
ripples in spacetime

Nobel Prize in Physics Recognizes the Dawn of a Whole New Kind of Astronomy

Rainer Weiss, Kip Thorne, and Barry Barish are named for leading the effort to detect gravitational waves.
Becky Ferreira
Kate Lunau
10.3.17
Space
Space

New Supernova Analysis Questions Dark Energy, Cosmic Acceleration

Timescape cosmology offers a way around one of the universe's best mysteries.
Michael Byrne
9.15.17
Dark Energy
Dark Energy

How Breaking One of the Most Basic Physical Laws Might Explain Dark Energy

Fudging the law of conservation of energy offers a new perspective on dark energy.
Michael Byrne
1.22.17
politics
politics

AAAS CEO to Young Scientists: Speak Up. Keep Focused. Carry On.

Rush Holt, former Congressman and physicist, explains how scientists should move forward under the Trump Administration.
Rush Holt
12.20.16
Space
Space

New Theory of Gravity Doesn’t Need Dark Matter

Erik Verlinde’s controversial theory of gravity was able to accurately predict the gravity distribution of 33,000 galaxies.
Daniel Oberhaus
12.19.16
Space
Space

Scientists Think the Speed of Light Has Slowed, and They're Trying to Prove It

A controversial theory that would overturn Einstein’s theory of general relativity could soon be tested.
Daniel Oberhaus
12.6.16
Einstein
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
video
video

A Gravitational Waves Explanation Even a Five Year Old Can Grasp

It has stick figures!
Kaleigh Rogers
7.8.16