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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.
Feb 23, 2010 05:01 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
Just by reading at that title you might have disregarded this article as pure fantasy. And to be honest, I had to read the MIT article twice before I took it seriously. Although it's pure speculation, there's something appealing about considering multiple universes (a scenario known as the "multive...
Mar 6, 2010 10:02 PM ET // Jennifer Ouellette
The physics blogosphere is buzzing about a new paper by cosmologist Craig Hogan -- the subject of a long feature by Ron Cowen in Science News -- proposing that our universe is a hologram, made up of pixels of spacetime. The so-called holographic principle has been around since the 1990s: it basical...
Mar 16, 2011 06:09 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Is there another type of Higgs particle that can travel through time? Could it be used for evil?
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