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Whether it's the forces that keep athletes twirling, the weird laws governing the quantum realm, or the far-out ideas of time travel and alternate universes, physics and mathematics cover a lot of interesting territory. Our team of expert science writers and editors are here to demystify these concepts with clarity and accuracy, keeping you up to date with the latest physics news, discoveries, articles and features.
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Oppenheimer: Everything we know about the atomic bomb creator's epic new biopic
By Fran Ruiz published
Christopher Nolan’s next movie will study the man who developed the atomic bomb, J. Robert Oppenheimer. Here’s the release date, plot, trailers & more.
Gravity can transform into light, mind-bending physics paper suggests
By Paul Sutter published
In the early universe, gravity may have been capable of creating light, a new theoretical paper finds.
Scientists create 'slits in time' in mind-bending physics experiment
By Anna Demming published
Researchers replicated the classic double slit experiment using lasers, but their slits are in time not space.
Baseball home runs could increase by 10% in the next 80 years. Here's why
By Jennifer Nalewicki published
Warmer temperatures due to climate change is resulting in more home runs in Major League Baseball.
Newly discovered 'einstein' tile is a 13-sided shape that solves a decades-old math problem
By Paul Sutter published
A new 13-sided shape is the first example of an elusive "einstein" — a single shape that can be tiled infinitely without repeating a pattern.
High school students may have just discovered an 'impossible' proof to the 2,000-year-old Pythagorean theorem
By Sascha Pare published
Two high school seniors have presented their proof of the Pythagorean theorem using trigonometry — which mathematicians thought to be impossible — at an American Mathematical Society meeting.
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Mathematicians make rare breakthrough on notoriously tricky 'Ramsey number' problem
By Stephanie Pappas published
The bounds on Ramsey numbers, which describe relationships between nodes in a network, have been narrowed.
'Ghostly' neutrinos spotted inside the world's largest particle accelerator for the first time
By Ben Turner published
Signatures of neutrinos, or ghostly particles that rarely interact with others, were tentatively spotted in the Large Hadron Collider in 2021. Now, physicists have confirmed they are real.
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