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Join David Kaplan on a virtual-reality tour showing how the sun, the Earth and the other planets came to be.
A series of observations at the very edge of the universe has reignited a debate over what lifted the primordial cosmic fog.
Time isn’t just another dimension, argues Tim Maudlin. To make his case, he’s had to reinvent geometry.
As physicists extend the 19th-century laws of thermodynamics to the quantum realm, they’re rewriting the relationships among energy, entropy and information.
Angela Olinto’s new balloon experiment takes her one step closer to the unknown source of the most energetic particles in the universe.
After a surprise discovery, astrophysicists are racing to understand superenergetic flashes of radio waves that sometimes beep out from distant galaxies.
In order to fully understand the quantum world, we may have to develop a new realm of mathematics.
For decades, researchers believed that violent supernovas forged gold and other heavy elements. But many now argue for a different cosmic quarry.
Computational physicist Sharon Glotzer is uncovering the rules by which complex collective phenomena emerge from simple building blocks.
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