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Oct 7, 2015 02:55 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Our universe is actually really simple, it's just our cosmological theories that are getting needlessly complex, argues one of the world's leading theoretical physicists.
May 6, 2015 05:36 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Tonight at 7 p.m. ET, The Perimeter Institute will be hosting a special lecture by physicist Amanda Peet, describing how string theory is allowing us to study extreme black hole physics in new and fruitful ways.
Nov 8, 2014 07:17 AM ET
Dimensions are complicated. Wrapping your head around how many there are can give you a headache. Trace explains everything you should know about them.
Jul 18, 2014 06:03 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
The idea that there are an infinite number of universes beyond our own is assumed impossible to prove or disprove -- but a new computer model might give us hints as to what evidence to look for. 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 →
Oct 28, 2009 05:11 PM ET // Jennifer Ouellette
Just in time for Halloween, we bring you a terrifying pseudoscientific YouTube video, courtesy of a 2007 Wellness Seminar in Bozeman, Montana. (h/t: PZ Myers of Pharyngula -- perhaps you know him by his hip-hop moniker, P-Zeddy.) The woman is attempting to "explain" the "scientific" basis for homeo...
Oct 27, 2010 04:59 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Do you ever get those days when you question reality? Fermilab is building a machine that may prove that "reality" is only a holographic projection from the outermost boundary of the Universe.
Mar 6, 2011 08:22 PM ET // Jennifer Ouellette
Considering a black hole in the fifth dimension, can it eventually become a "naked singularity"? Welcome to the bizarre world of shrinking strings.
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