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      December 1, 2010The Sciences

      A Geometric Theory of Everything

      Deep down, the particles and forces of the universe are a manifestation of exquisite geometry
      January 16, 2009

      Energy secretary-designate Steven Chu not too busy to conduct heavy-duty physics

      Physicist Steven Chu may be on the verge of becoming the nation's top energy official, but physics clearly is never far from his mind. To wit: on the day of his Senate confirmation hearing this week to become President-elect Barack Obama's energy secretary, a paper Chu co-wrote was posted by one of his co-authors on the Web site arxiv.org...
      February 1, 2008The Sciences

      The Coming Revolutions in Particle Physics

      The current Standard Model of particle physics begins to unravel when probed much beyond the range of current particle accelerators. So no matter what the Large Hadron Collider finds, it is going to take physics into new territory...
      July 16, 2008The Sciences

      The Complete Idiot's Guide to String Theory

      George Musser talks about his new book, The Complete Idiot's Guide to String Theory. Plus, we'll test your knowledge of some recent science in the news
      February 18, 2009The Sciences

      Nonlocality from Newton to Maxwell

      This story is a supplement to the story "Was Einstein Wrong?: A Quantum Threat to Special Relativity"
      October 24, 2014Space & Physics

      Physicists and Philosophers Unite to Study Time’s Arrow

      Physicists can't seem to find the time—literally. Can philosophers help?
      February 1, 2006The Sciences

      A Hole at the Heart of Physics

      Physicists can't seem to find the time--literally. Can philosophers help?
      March 14, 2012

      A Random Walk through Oddly Named Physics Things

      A few months ago I helped a friend of mine, Rose Eveleth, think of weirdly named things in physics . She could only include five, but there were a few more I thought were worth highlighting...
      May 23, 2011

      Physics and the Immortality of the Soul

      The topic of "life after death" raises disreputable connotations of past-life regression and haunted houses, but there are a large number of people in the world who believe in some form of persistence of the individual soul after life ends...
      August 5, 1871Technology

      Electromagnetic Motors

      July 15, 2013Space & Physics

      Sound Waves Levitate and Move Objects

      A new approach to contact-free manipulation could be used to combine lab samples--and prevent contamination
      April 1, 2008The Sciences

      The Economist Has No Clothes

      Unscientific assumptions in economic theory are undermining efforts to solve environmental problems
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