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Spurred on by quantum experiments that scramble the ordering of causes and their effects, some physicists are figuring out how to abandon causality altogether.
A supernova-like explosion dubbed the Camel appears to be the result of a newborn black hole eating a star from the inside out.
A former graduate student reflects on how Isadore Singer, who died on February 11, brought together mathematicians, physicists and anyone else interested in the deeper connections between diverse fields.
A new thought experiment indicates that quantum mechanics doesn’t work without strange numbers that turn negative when squared.
In a second season of enlightened conversations, Steven Strogatz and leading researchers nourish our pandemic-starved minds.
Twenty years ago, physicists set out to investigate a mysterious asymmetry in the proton’s interior. Their results, published today, show how antimatter helps stabilize every atom’s core.
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