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Entropy Explains How Life Can Come From Randomness

Scientists are scouring the universe for evidence of extraterrestrial life, but have you ever wondered how life began on Earth? Let physicist David Kaplan explain in the latest instalment of Quanta’s “In Theory” video series. Hint: it’s all because of increasing entropy. Read More >>

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Now We Know How Many Ways We Can Arrange 128 Tennis Balls

Here’s a question worthy of the ball boy at Wimbledon: if you have 128 tennis balls packed into a container, how many different ways can you arrange them? Answer: 10^250; that's more than the entire number of subatomic particles in the universe. Read More >>

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Watch Stephen Hawking’s BBC Lectures on Black Holes with Chalkboard Illustrations

Now you can watch as well as listen as world-renowned physicist Stephen Hawking expounds upon his latest ideas about the knotty black hole information paradox, playfully illustrated by chalkboard artist Andrew Park. Read More >>