Physics

4 cosmic phenomena that travel faster than light

Since Einstein, physicists have found that certain entities can reach superluminal (that means "faster-than-light") speeds and still follow the cosmic rules laid down by special relativity.

March 8, 2016
March 8, 2016

Scientists think we could be on the verge of new physics

Science is always pushing the limit of accepted theories until we find that they don’t work anymore. And the latest results from CERN indicate that we might be on the verge of new physics.

January 19, 2016
January 19, 2016

4 cosmic phenomena that travel faster than light

Since Einstein, physicists have found that certain entities can reach superluminal (that means "faster-than-light") speeds and still follow the cosmic rules laid down by special relativity.

January 15, 2016
January 15, 2016

2 most dangerous numbers in universe threaten end of physics

A deeply disturbing and controversial line of thinking has emerged within the physics community. It's the idea that we are reaching the absolute limit of what we can understand about the world...

December 27, 2015
December 27, 2015

5 things Einstein got totally wrong

Relativity is now a centerpiece of modern physics, the reason GPS satellites and mobile internet exist, and why Einstein is easily the most famous scientist in history.But Einstein made plenty of...

October 22, 2015
October 22, 2015

New test proves universe is "spooky"

The universe really is weird, which is bad news both for Albert Einstein and for would-be hackers hoping to break into quantum encryption systems. Eighty years after the physicist dismissed as ...

October 6, 2015
October 6, 2015

Neutrino 'flavours' win physics Nobel Prize

The 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics has been won by Takaaki Kajita and Arthur McDonald, for discovering how neutrinos switch between different "flavours".

June 3, 2015
June 3, 2015

Large Hadron Collider turns on 'data tap'

The Large Hadron Collider has re-started scientific investigations after a two-year pause.

May 20, 2015
May 20, 2015

Advanced gravity hunt is green lit

One of the great physics experiments of our age looks ready to begin its quest.

May 5, 2015
May 5, 2015

LHC restart sees first collisions

The Large Hadron Collider smashes protons together for the first time since early 2013.