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The Elusive Theory of Everything

Physicists have long sought to find one final theory that would unify all of physics. Instead they may have to settle for several

March 14, 2018 — Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow

How Does Sand Get Its Color?

Sand’s color is derived from its mineralogy, or the physical structure of the crystals that populate the sand.

March 7, 2018 — Everyday Einstein Sabrina Stierwalt

Some Lichen Fungi Let Genes Go Bye

A study of 22 different types of lichens revealed 10 included fungi that had lost a gene for energy production, making them completely dependent on their algal partner.  

March 1, 2018 — Karen Hopkin

Science for the Modern World