Yearning for New Physics at CERN, in a Post-Higgs Way

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Spread the loveTweet In other experiments, meanwhile, increasingly sensitive efforts to capture the putative dark matter particles drifting in space (and through our bodies) have also come up empty, and…


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Quantum principle harnessed to create easier wireless charging

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Spread the loveTweet Enlarge / The developers of a new wireless charging tech are thinking big—automobile battery big. reader comments 48 Share this story Anyone who has ever left the…


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Einstein still annoyingly right as researchers weigh white dwarf

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Spread the loveTweet reader comments 5 Share this story A key feature of scientific theories is that they make successful predictions, which we can use to determine whether they’re likely…


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Data mining astronomical records fails to falsify Einstein

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Spread the loveTweet Enlarge / The orbits of stars and gas around the Milky Way’s black hole. reader comments 90 Share this story Testing general relativity is a fraught business.…


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LIGO spots a third black hole merger, tightens mass limits on gravitons

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Spread the loveTweet LIGO/Caltech/MIT/Sonoma State (Aurore Simonnet) reader comments 17 Share this story Today, the team behind the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) is announcing the detection of a third…


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The LHC is starting another year of high-energy physics

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Spread the loveTweet Enlarge / The LHC’s ATLAS detector while under construction. reader comments 45 Share this story Believe it or not, particle physics has a season, just like baseball.…


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Diving deep into the world of emergent gravity

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Spread the loveTweet Enlarge / The Bullet Cluster, which has been viewed as a demonstration of dark matter. reader comments 34 Share this story The Universe is a strange place.…


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Atomic clocks and solid walls: New tools in the search for dark matter

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Spread the loveTweet An atomic clock based on a fountain of atoms. reader comments 29 Share this story Countless experiments around the world are hoping to reap scientific glory for…


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Want to Know How Long a Fidget Spinner Spins? Get a Laser and Some Physics

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Spread the loveTweet Fidget spinners are the new Rubik’s Cube. Or maybe the new Tamagotchi. Or … I don’t know. Pick your fad. You see these toys, ostensibly designed to help…


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A Light for Science, and Cooperation, in the Middle East

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Spread the loveTweet There are about 60 such light sources in the world, which have been become increasingly valuable as tools in medicine and engineering. In April, for example, scientists…


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