Why Do Physicists Keep Finding New States of Matter?

Ah, yes, the three states of matter: Solids, liquids, and gases. What a simple way to understand our physical world. Read More >>

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What You Need to Know About Honeywell’s New Quantum Computer

Business conglomerate and defence contractor Honeywell announced yesterday that it will bring what it claims is the most powerful quantum computer yet to market in the next three months. Read More >>

Why Are There So Few Black Physicists? A New Report Describes What Needs to Change

A task force organised by the American Institute of Physics, a not-for-profit organisation made up of other American physics societies, has released the results of a study into why African American students are persistently underrepresented in receiving undergraduate degrees in physics and astronomy. Read More >>

Scientists Figured Out the Perfect Recipe For Making Gigantic Soap Bubbles

Now that most of the world’s major problems have been resolved, science is turning its attention to the less pressing issues plaguing humanity, including how to mix up the perfect soapy solution for making gigantic bubbles that don’t immediately pop. Read More >>

This Locked Cabinet Holds the Answer to One of the Biggest Questions in Particle Physics

A 50-foot ring topped with white insulation sits attached to wires, pipes, and other electrical components in a warehouse on Fermilab’s northern Illinois campus. Scientists taking data with this device have the potential to rock the field of particle physics to its core, but they’re missing a crucial number to make their final calculation: the ticking speed of a clock that’s kept in a back room hidden in a locked compartment. Today, only two people know this value, and they keep it in hidden envelopes. They’re not telling anyone what it is. Read More >>

‘Remarkable’ Mathematical Proof Describes How to Solve Seemingly Impossible Computing Problem

You enter a cave. At the end of a dark corridor, you encounter a pair of sealed chambers. Inside each chamber is an all-knowing wizard. The prophecy says that with these oracles’ help, you can learn the answers to unanswerable problems. But there’s a catch: the oracles don’t always tell the truth. And though they cannot communicate with each other, their seemingly random responses to your questions are actually connected by the very fabric of the universe. To get the answer you seek, you must first devise... the questions. Read More >>

A Major New Particle Collider Is Coming to the US

The US Department of Energy has decided on the final location of a major upcoming American particle collider: Brookhaven National Lab on Long Island in New York. Read More >>

Has Hubble Detected Rogue Clumps of Dark Matter?

Scientists using the Hubble Space Telescope have discovered evidence of small clumps of dark matter warping the light from distant quasars. Read More >>

Scientists Link Silicon Qubits Over (Relatively) Huge Distances

Scientists have linked two silicon quantum bits with photons over a relatively large distance. The new advance could end up being a watershed moment for a lesser-known quantum computing processor architecture, bringing silicon quantum computer a step closer to reality. Read More >>

Why Did Scientists Cool Lego to Nearly Absolute Zero?

Scientists cooled Lego to nearly absolute zero – and hope to one day incorporate a Lego-style material into a quantum computer. Read More >>

Let’s Pump The Brakes On the So-Called “No-Brainer Nobel Prize”

Researchers in Hungary have published the exciting new claim that they’ve discovered a new subatomic particle, but it’s nowhere near time to start talking about Nobel Prizes as CNN (and now everyone who syndicates them) has done. Read More >>

Google Researchers Are Studying Wormholes With Quantum Computers

Google researchers are figuring out how to study some of the weirdest theorised physics phenomena, like wormholes that link pairs of black holes, using experiments in a lab. Read More >>

How the 2010s Changed Physics Forever

This decade marked not just one but a series of turning points in the history of physics. Read More >>

Astronauts Have Been on a Spacewalk Today to Repair a Crucial Dark Matter Experiment

This afternoon, astronauts Andrew Morgan of NASA and Luca Parmitano of the European Space Agency were outside of the International Space Station (ISS). The duo were taking a space walk to fix a key dark matter experiment. You can watch the stream, which was recorded live, here: Read More >>

The Future of Particle Physics Is Bright, Bleak, and Magical

Scientists at the Large Hadron Collider triumphantly announced the discovery of the Higgs boson back in the summer of 2012. Nicknamed “the God particle,” it was the last new undiscovered particle predicted by the backbone theory of particle physics. Read More >>