A surprising new proof is helping to connect the mathematics of infinity to the physical world.
The astrophysicist, conceptual writer and host of standing-room-only scientific soirees at a repurposed factory in Brooklyn sees science as a powerful force in culture.
The story of the universe’s birth — and evidence for string theory — could be found in triangles and myriad other shapes in the sky.
In the new, free-for-all era of dark matter research, the controversial idea that dark matter is concentrated in thin disks is being rescued from scientific oblivion.
In a virtuoso experiment, physicists have revealed details of a “quantum critical point” that underlies high-temperature superconductivity.
The path from a revolutionary set of equations to the detection of gravitational waves was strewn with obstacles and controversy, explains the physicist Daniel Kennefick — and the struggle continues.
Ripples in space-time have been detected a century after Einstein predicted them, launching a new era in astronomy.
Searching for signs of life on faraway planets, astrobiologists must decide which telltale biosignature gases to target.
If a theory can’t be tested, is it still science?
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