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Einstein’s Theory Passes a Massive Test

The most basic physical laws you’ve learned—those drafted up by Isaac Newton in the 17th century—don’t work for everything. Once you try to applying them to really fast things moving nearly at the speed of light or things heavier than stars, they start to fall apart. That’s where Albert Einstein’s expanded theory of motion and gravity, the theory of general relativity, comes in. Read More >>

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Earth’s Core Is Younger Than We Thought

Without a Tardis, a journey to the center of the Earth might be your best option for travelling to the past. Because of the way gravity warps spacetime, physicists have now calculated that the Earth’s core is 2.5 years younger than its surface. Read More >>

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A Satellite Mishap is Allowing Physicists to Test Einstein’s Theory of Relativity

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade, right? That, at least, is the motto the European Space Agency seems to have embraced with respect to two wayward satellites, which are being repurposed to provide the most accurate assessment yet of how gravity affects the passage of time. Read More >>

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Tonnes of Albert Einstein Documents are Now Freely Available Online

On Friday Digital Einstein went live, bringing with it a treasure trove of Einstein letters, correspondences, postcards, and notes detailing the life of one of the world's greatest thinkers. As The New York Times reports, these are The Dead Sea Scrolls of physics and you can read them today for free. Read More >>

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Astronomers Discover First Direct Proof of the Big Bang Expansion

Somebody's going to win a Nobel Prize. At least that's what the physics community is saying after the announcement on Monday that a Harvard team has found the first direct evidence of cosmic inflation right after the Big Bang. It's more proof that the Big Bang really was the beginning of it all. Read More >>

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How Fast are You Moving Right this Second?

You're sat still, right? Wrong. When it comes to how fast you're moving right this instant, everything is relative. Read More >>

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Wait, How Did Someone Recreate Escher in Lego?

Of all the the mind bending, unfathomable pieces of art to choose to recreate in Lego, surely anything by Escher must be the hardest, with all its impossible stairs, bridges and passageways. Still, that didn't stop Riccardo Zangelmi from trying. Read More >>

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How Quantum Theory Screws With Our Perception of Reality

Our modern understanding of reality is based on some fundamental concepts: that the world around us is tangible; that the theory of relativity holds; that cause and effect works as we'd expect, and that humans have free will. But take quantum theory at face value, and it turns out the four can't co-exist together. Read More >>

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Scientists Make Light Travel Infinitely Fast

A team of scientists is claiming to have achieved the seemingly impossible: it's managed to create a nanoscale device which allows light to travel infinitely fast. But how the hell did they do it, and what does it mean? Read More >>

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Super-Fast Space Travel Would Kill You in Minutes

Everyone thinks it would be cool to travel at the speed of light, which is why scientists devote their lives to working out if it would be possible and NASA is trying to develop its own warp drive. But easy, tiger: turns out super-fast space travel would be fatal. Read More >>

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Faster-Than-Light Travel May Be Possible

According to Einstein's special theory of relativity, light traveling in a vacuum is the universal speed limit. But scientists love to try and break rules — and now a tweaked version of Einstein's equations suggests that faster-than-light travel might just be possible. Read More >>