August 10, 2016 Space & Physics Despite tantalizing hints, a particle whose existence would suggest a previously unknown force of nature doesn't exist after all Lawrence M. Krauss December 1, 1988 Three Americans honored for 1960's neutrino experiment J. H. August 6, 2019 Particle Physics The theory, which emerged in the 1970s as a way to unify the fundamental forces of nature, has profoundly shaped the landscape of particle physics Philip Ball January 1, 2006 To uncover evidence for an ultimate theory, scientists are looking for infractions of Einstein's once sacrosanct physical principle Alan Kosteleck April 2, 2009 A 1973 Westinghouse finalist built a moon launcher, but today he operates closer to the ground as an eye surgeon--and he flies his own plane Laura Vanderkam November 1, 2015 In her new book Randall probes the connections between seemingly unrelated phenomena in our universe Maria Temming June 15, 2022 Quantum Physics A new demonstration of these exotic constructs could help bridge classical and quantum physics Paul Sutter and LiveScience September 1, 1986 If all elementary particles are treated as strings, a consistent quantum theory emerges that accounts for all four fundamental forces. The theory may transform our ideas about space and time... Michael B. Green February 1, 1978 In this new theory the gravitational force arises from a symmetry relating particles with vastly different properties. The ultimate result may be a unified theory of all the basic forces in nature... Daniel Z. Freedman and Peter van Nieuwenhuizen April 15, 2014 The Curious Wavefunction On my computer screen right now are two molecules. They are both large rings with about thirty atoms each, a motley mix of carbons, hydrogens, oxygens and nitrogens. Ashutosh Jogalekar July 30, 2007 The Sciences The Simpsons Movie debuted this weekend to higher-than-expected sales, bearing testament to the show's enduring popularity. If you needed any convincing that after 18 years on the air The Simpsons has thoroughly penetrated the popular consciousness, consider the following usage of the word "embiggen," one of the many fine references with which one Simpsons fan can detect another.The term comes from the 1996 episode Lisa the Iconoclast , in which we learn that a young Jebediah Springfield is supposed to have spoken it after wrestling a bison, or "land cow." Jebediah: [ on film ] A noble spirit embiggens the smallest man... JR Minkel July 6, 2015 Mind & Brain The persistence of "color therapy" reveals the weakness of conventional treatments for mental illness. John Horgan December 1, 1980 Space & Physics It seems the universe today is almost entirely the former. Evidence from both cosmology and particle physics (the study of the universe on the largest scale and the smallest) now suggests an explanation... Frank Wilczek Scientific American Volume 243, Issue 6 10.1038/scientificamerican1280-82 June 27, 2012 The finding could be put to use at a new facility opening in 2020 that might create new elements—that is, nuclei with more than 118 protons—in addition to new isotopes of the known elements... Clara Moskowitz and SPACE.com April 1, 2008 A hyped theory of everything sinks from sight Graham P. Collins September 1, 2010 To unify the four forces of nature, physicists are turning to Lie groups, an approach famously resurrected in 2007 by a surfer-dude theorist Zeeya Merali September 2, 2021 New technology delivers power to electronic devices in a test space Sophie Bushwick May 25, 2016 Some theorists say a radioactive decay anomaly could imply a fundamental new force Edwin Cartlidge and Nature magazine Support Science Journalism
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