According to our best theories of physics, the universe is a fixed block where time only appears to pass.
David Kaplan explains how the law of increasing entropy could drive random bits of matter into the stable, orderly structures of life.
Nature’s large-scale patterns emerge from incomplete surveys that borrow ideas from information theory.
A new theory explains the seemingly irreversible arrow of time while yielding insights into entropy, quantum computers, black holes, and the past-future divide.
An MIT physicist has proposed the provocative idea that life exists because the law of increasing entropy drives matter to acquire lifelike physical properties.