The great physicist was not the first to equate forms of mass to energy, nor did he definitively prove the relationship
Now that the Large Hadron Collider at CERN has uncovered the Higgs boson, the standard model of particle physics is complete, except for one thing: black holes.
When I happen to tune into a late-night talk show devoting its hour to the dismal state of American education, the experience is invariably dejá-vu all over again: With depressing regularity a district administrator bemoans test scores...
During Japan's period of national seclusion (1639--1854), native mathematics thrived, as evidenced in sangaku- wooden tablets engraved with geometry problems hung under the roofs of shrines and temples...
Cosmic lithium suggests the universe is open
Dissent glues together the traditional chaos
New particles blur distinction between fermions and bosons
The 300-foot radio telescope has collapsed
Once more the black-hole time machine
Hercules X-l joins Cygnus X-3 as emitter of cosmic mysteries
Once again: The gravitational constant is constant
A computer finds that Pluto's orbit is chaotic
Electrorheological fluids flourish in drought
Rubber doped with iodine becomes an electrical conductor
Legend has it that the young mathematician wrote down group theory the night before he was fatally shot in a duel. More careful investigation shows that Galois's remarkable ideas took somewhat longer to mature...