A discrepancy in the measured size of the “deuteron” increases the chance that something is amiss in our understanding of atoms.
Physicists are confronting their “nightmare scenario.” What does the absence of new particles suggest about how nature works?
The physicist-mathematician Miranda Cheng is working to harness a mysterious connection between string theory, algebra and number theory.
A hint that neutrinos behave differently than antineutrinos suggests an answer to one the biggest questions in physics.
Scientists are exploring a mysterious pattern, found in birds’ eyes, boxes of marbles and other surprising places, that is neither regular nor random.
By blasting a stack of minerals with a four-meter-long gun, scientists have found a new clue about the backstory of a very strange rock.
Rampant rumors and a new analysis undercut hopes of a major discovery at the Large Hadron Collider.
Nature’s laws are beautiful because they strike a compromise between boring symmetry and confusing asymmetry, physicists say.
The spokesperson for the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory called it “a promising start to mapping the populations of black holes in our universe.”
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