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“Relativity”

Apr 1, 2014 03:18 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Last month's BICEP2 discovery of gravitational waves is compelling evidence for the inflationary period just after the Big Bang. But what if there's another explanation? Continue reading →
Feb 11, 2014 03:04 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Theoretical physicists may have stumbled onto a solution to the black hole "information paradox" -- what if a black hole's singularity isn't an infinitely dense point in space-time? Continue reading →
Jan 24, 2014 07:41 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
The renowned physicist has thrown the black hole "firewall paradox" into the limelight by suggesting black holes' event horizons be replaced with "apparent horizons." Continue reading →
Jan 14, 2014 06:00 PM ET // Jeff Lee, Icarus Interstellar
If we could harness the energy generated by an evaporating black hole, we might be able to bridge the vast space between the stars.
Jan 10, 2014 07:08 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
Physicists have tried searching for time travelers on the Internet. But they didn't find any.
Jan 8, 2014 07:24 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
The Hubble Space Telescope's ambitious new mission to use natural gravitational lenses to magnify some of the earliest galaxies has returned its first stunning views of the depths of the Cosmos.
Jan 7, 2014 12:24 PM ET // Nicole Gugliucci
Pulsar astronomers scored big with the finding of a triple star system that includes a millisecond pulsar -- it could be one of the most extreme tests yet for Einstein's general relativity. Continue reading →
Dec 4, 2013 04:24 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
One of the biggest and most vexing problems in physics is how quantum dynamics and general relativity relate to one another -- but could both theories find middle-ground in a wormhole? Continue reading →
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