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2019-03-15 08:16:02

Why time keeps going forwards

ByAmandaGefterYOUwakeuponemorningandheadintoyourkitchen

2019-03-15 08:14:02

The real Dr Faustus?

ByRobertMatthewsDURINGthe16thcentury

2019-03-15 08:08:01

Cosmic expansion is not to blame for expanding waistlines

ByZeeyaMerali“YOURwaistlinemaybespreadingbutyoucan’tblameitontheexpansionoftheuniverse.”SosaysRichardPrice

2019-03-15 08:05:01

Vacuum energy: something for nothing?

ByDavidShigaITdoesn’tsoundlikethekindofthingthatwouldaffectourcosmicfate.Puttwometalsheetsclosetogether–veryclose–inavacuumandyou’llfindtheyattracteachotherwithasmallbutmeasurableforce.Soundsmorelikea

2019-03-15 07:16:02

'Axis of evil' warps cosmic background

ByMarcusChownAMYSTERIOUSpatternseeninthecosmicmicrowavebackground–thefaintafterglowofthebigbang–hasleftsomephysicistswonderingwhetherthiscentralplankintheevidenceforthebigbangissomehowflawed.Butnowthe

2019-03-15 06:16:02

Physicists win Nobel for breakthroughs in optics

Nooneswalloweddangerousbugs.Noonegotanyulcers.Theydidn’tneedto.Thewinnersofthe2005Nobelprizeforphysicswererecognisedfortheirworkonthefundamentalpropertiesoflight.TheRoyalSwedishAcademyofSciencesannoun

2019-03-15 06:12:02

100 years after E=mc2

ByStephenBattersbyWHENphysicistStephenHawkingstartingwritinghisbestsellerABriefHistoryofTime

2019-03-15 06:02:01

Physicists win Nobel for breakthroughs in optics

ByWillKnightResearchonthequantumnatureoflightandharnessinglaserstomeasurethephysicalworldwithunprecedentedaccuracyhasbeenhonouredwiththe2005Nobelprizeinphysics.RoyGlauberatHarvardUniversityintheUSrece

2019-03-15 05:19:01

Big ideas: Risk

ByJohnAdamsRiskisallinthemind.Itisawordthatreferstoafuturethatexistsonlyintheimagination.Contrarytotheinsistence

2019-03-15 05:13:01

The word: Technicolour

NOTHINGtodowithaHollywoodfilm-makingprocess

2019-03-15 05:05:01

The word: Torino scale

THEcityofTurin–Torinotothelocals–innorth-westItalyisfamousforacuriousassortmentofthings.ItishometotheshroudthatpurportedlycarriestheimageofJesusChrist

2019-03-15 04:14:01

Green chemistry gets the Nobel nod

ON5October

2019-03-15 04:11:01

Big ideas: The theory of everything

ByLisaRandallEinstein’stheoryofgeneralrelativitywasmonumental.However

2019-03-15 03:18:01

Book Review: Naked genius

ByRoyHerbertTHISisaverywell-researchedandsatisfyingbook.ItpursuesEinstein’scareer

2019-03-15 03:14:01

Big ideas: Quantum mechanics

ByDavidDeutschYouhaveprobablyheardthat“theworldisnotonlystrangerthanweunderstand

2019-03-15 03:13:01

The word: Rindler particles

ALICEandBobarehavinganargument.Theyarelookingatthesamespace

2019-03-15 03:11:02

Big ideas: Chaos

ByJamesYorkeScientistswereprobablythelastpeopletofindoutaboutchaos.Everyoneknowsourlivesarechaoticandunpredictableinthelongrun.BenjaminFranklinwrotethefamouslines:“Forthewantofanail

2019-03-15 03:10:01

Big ideas: Science

BySimonBlackburnTheidealofsciencewassuccinctlydescribedbyFrancisBaconatthedawnofthescientificrevolution:“Themenofexperimentareliketheant

2019-03-15 02:20:02

How being slim may help our universe to survive

OURuniverseprobablyowesitssurvivaltothefactthatitisskinny–butnottooskinny.Inthebizarrepictureofthecosmoscalledbraneworld

2019-03-15 02:19:01

Astronomers and engineers clash over leap seconds

“PEOPLEworrythatwe’llsoonbeeatinglunchatmidnight

2019-03-15 02:16:01

The Theory of Almost Everything by Robert Oerter

ByAmandaGefterWITHexoticyetunprovenphysicssuchasstringtheoryandextradimensionsgettingallthehype

2019-03-15 02:03:01

More perfume, less poisonous by-products

PERFUMES

2019-03-15 01:10:01

Big ideas: Relativity

ByGiovanniAmelino-CameliaOurintuitionaboutconceptssuchastime

2019-03-15 01:09:01

Tuned in for a nanoscale radio

ARADIOtransmitternobiggerthanabacteriumcouldbemadebycouplingtogetheranarrayofnanoscalemagnets.ShehzaadKakaandcolleaguesattheUSNationalInstituteofStandardsandTechnology(NIST)inBoulder

2019-03-15 01:05:01

Solids that can pass through solids

ByCatherineZandonellaISitpossibletowalkthroughwalls?Cansolidobjectsreallypassthrougheachother?MosesChanthinkstheycan

2019-03-14 08:12:01

Cops on the trail of crimes that haven't happened

ByMelissaeFelletinSantaCruz

2019-03-14 08:10:02

Superconductors: Cold beginnings

ByStephenBlundellReadmore:“InstantExpert:Superconductors“Exactly100yearsago

2019-03-14 07:14:01

A better way to price the future takes hold

ByMichaelMarshallReadmore:“Revealed–thecapitalistnetworkthatrunstheworld“SHORT-TERMthinkingisacriticismoftenlevelledatcorporationsandbanksbyanti-capitalistprotesters

2019-03-14 07:10:01

Nanotubes help cloak objects in a mirage

ByMacGregorCampbellVideo:WatchanunderwatercloakingdevicecreateamirageUnderwatercloakingdevicescouldbeastepcloserthankstoheatedsheetsofcarbonnanotubesthatdeflectlightfromthesurfaceofanobject–justli

2019-03-14 07:09:02

Spaghetti functions: The mathematics of pasta shapes

ByRichardWebbALPHABETTIspaghetti:nowtherewasanametoconjurewithwhenIwasakid.Succulentlittlepiecesofpasta

2019-03-14 07:06:02

Superconductors: Getting warmer

ByStephenBlundellReadmore:“InstantExpert:Superconductors“Within50yearsofthediscoveryofsuperconductivity

2019-03-14 07:04:01

About time: What is it?

ByStuartClarkReadmore:“Abouttime:Adventuresinthefourthdimension“WHATistime?Itisaquestionthathasoccupiedsomeofthegreatestminds

2019-03-14 06:18:01

Cool light to bring quantum magic into the real world

ByAnilAnanthaswamyLighttendstoheatthingsup;lessobviousareitsdramaticcoolingcapabilities.Nowitseemslight’scoldsidecouldprovideacheaper

2019-03-14 06:17:01

Agreement to tie kilogram and friends to fundamentals

ByRichardFisherAfterdecadesofworry

2019-03-14 06:16:02

Superconductors: What they're good for

ByStephenBlundellReadmore:“InstantExpert:Superconductors“Superconductivityisnotonlyfascinating

2019-03-14 06:13:02

About time: The world's most accurate clock

ByRichardWebbReadmore:“Abouttime:Adventuresinthefourthdimension“SINCE1955

2019-03-14 06:08:02

About time: Is time travel possible?

ByMarcusChownReadmore:“Abouttime:Adventuresinthefourthdimension“ITISeasytodismisstimetravelasnothingmorethansciencefiction.Afterall

2019-03-14 04:20:02

Science needs smart brands too

MENTIONthe“axisofevil”tocosmologistsandyouwillelicitawearyshrug.Thisalignmentofhotandcoldpatchesinthecosmicbackgroundradiationsuggestsmanythings

2019-03-14 04:19:01

Nuclear clock could steal atomic clock's crown

ByDavidShigaATOMICclocksarethebasisofGPSdevices

2019-03-14 04:17:02

About time: Finding the age of everything

ByRichardWebbReadmore:“Abouttime:Adventuresinthefourthdimension“TIMEmightbemysterious

2019-03-14 04:16:02

Artificial crystals get their own textbook laws

ByCharlesHarveyAnalternativechemistryofDNA-bondednanoparticles

2019-03-14 04:14:02

Fukushima scare prompts look at 'criticality' criteria

ByLisaGrossmanTheTokyoElectricPowerCompanyinJapanplanstoreviseitscriteriafordeterminingifadamagednuclearpowerplantispoisedtostartadangerous

2019-03-14 04:12:02

About time: Countdown to the theory of everything

ByAmandaGefterReadmore:“Abouttime:Adventuresinthefourthdimension“RELENTLESS

2019-03-14 04:06:02

About time: Why does time's arrow fly only one way?

ByAmandaGefterReadmore:“Abouttime:Adventuresinthefourthdimension“TAKEafewstepsforward

2019-03-14 04:03:01

About time: Everyday time warps

ByValerieJamiesonReadmore:“Abouttime:Adventuresinthefourthdimension“SPACEAGE                                                               RussianastronautSergeiKrikalevhasspentlongerinspacetha

2019-03-14 03:10:01

DNA webs could be replicators for all things tiny

ByDavidShigaIT’SDNAreplication–butnotasweknowit.ElaboratewebsofDNAhavebeenmadethatcancopythemselvesoutsidecells.UnlikeDNAinnature

2019-03-14 03:09:01

Original spin: Was the universe born whirling?

ByAnilAnanthaswamyEditorial:“Scienceneedssmartbrandstoo“ALBERTEINSTEINwasrightaboutmanythings.Theuniversewasnotoneofthem.Tohim

2019-03-14 03:04:02

Quantum upgrade removes need for spooky observer

ByDavidShigaEditorial:“Let’sdaretoquestionquantummagic“QUANTUMmechanics–simultaneouslyphysics’smostsuccessfulandmostbafflingtheory–maybeinforanupgrade.Itfacesachallengefromamodifiedversionthatwoulds

2019-03-14 03:03:02

San Francisco's huge new quake-proof bridge

ByJimGilesinSanFranciscobayASIdriveoutontoSanFranciscobay’snewbridge

2019-03-14 01:10:01

Physics Nobel winner: We discovered a cosmic mystery

ByAnilAnanthaswamyAdamRiesshaswonthe2011Nobelprizeinphysicsforthediscoverythattheexpansionoftheuniverseisspeedingup