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Found: A Quadrillion Ways for String Theory to Make Our Universe
Quantum Physics

Found: A Quadrillion Ways for String Theory to Make Our Universe

Stemming from the “F-theory” branch of string theory, each solution replicates key features of the standard model of particle physics

By Anil Ananthaswamy
CERN's Next Big Thing
Space & Physics

CERN's Next Big Thing

After 10 years in operation, the largest particle accelerator in the world is undergoing major upgrades, and researchers are throwing their effort behind new future technologies

By Christine-Maria Horejs, Giulia Pacchioni and Nature magazine
Did a Meteor from Another Star Strike Earth in 2014?
Space & Physics

Did a Meteor from Another Star Strike Earth in 2014?

Questionable data cloud the potential discovery of the first known interstellar fireball

By Lee Billings

Departments

  • Quantum Monism Could Save the Soul of Physics

  • From the Editor

    Theories Realized

  • News

    At Last, a Black Hole's Image Revealed

  • Gravitational-Wave Hunt Restarts—with a Quantum Boost

  • New "FarFarOut" World Is the Most Distant Solar System Object Known

  • Soap-Bubble Pioneer Is First Woman to Win Prestigious Math Prize

  • How Long Do Neutrons Live? Physicists Close In on Decades-Old Puzzle

  • A Second Planet May Orbit Earth's Nearest Neighboring Star

  • First "Marsquake" Detected on Red Planet

  • Opinion

    Living Near a Supermassive Black Hole

  • Physics Is Pointing Inexorably to Mind

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