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Jan 11, 2016 05:13 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
In the roller-coaster rumor mill that surrounds some of the biggest physics endeavors of our time, it pays to remain skeptical when extraordinary claims of historic discoveries are made on social media.
Dec 16, 2015 06:34 PM ET // Irene Klotz
An ancient supernova that was serendipitously captured in four Hubble space telescope images thanks to a naturally occurring cosmic magnifying lens has reappeared, as astronomers predicted.
Nov 25, 2015 12:15 AM ET // Irene Klotz
A century after Albert Einstein unveiled a new concept to explain gravity, his so-called general relativity theory remains fertile ground for scientific observations and experiments.
Nov 24, 2015 06:20 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Exactly 100 years ago on Nov. 25, 2015, physicist Albert Einstein, then 36, presented a fourth and final lecture to the Prussian Academy of Sciences about his new general theory of relativity.
Nov 24, 2015 07:00 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
To celebrate 100 years since Einstein formulated his theory of general relativity, we celebrate the beautiful observations created by a spacetime phenomenon known as gravitational lensing.
Nov 2, 2015 03:25 PM ET // Alyssa Danigelis
If this physics professor succeeds, we could use streams of neutron spins to transmit binary code back to the past. Continue reading →
Oct 29, 2015 01:15 PM ET
Scientists are taking initial steps in a long-term effort to learn as much as they can about gravitational waves -- mysterious undulations in the fabric of space-time that have so far evaded clear detection.
Oct 20, 2015 12:30 PM ET // Nola Taylor Redd, Contributor
Science fiction literature is full of stories in which tunnels in space-time — known as wormholes — are used for time travel. How much fact lies within the fiction? The answer is, more than you might think.
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