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This is the first time in history that gravitational waves have been observed, marking an exciting fulfillment of one of Einstein’s predictions made over 100 years ago. READ MORE »


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Do you love space? Then you’ll love this: Carl Sagan’s life is getting the Hollywood treatment, according to a new announcement from Warner Bros. Pictures. And it sounds like it’s going to be great – Sagan’s widow Ann Druyan will be producing the film, and other credits will include Courtenay Valenti, who worked onREAD MORE »


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There’s a new model that hypothesizes that the universe did not start with the Big Bang, and that, in fact, the universe has no beginning or end in time. Like, the universe never started, and the universe is never going to end.

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I don’t think this video will spoil much for you, but my text might, so SPOILERS, possibly. In this video Neil DeGrasse Tyson explains some of the more confusing theoretical points of the end of “Interstellar,” specifically regarding the movie’s treatment of the dimension of time. This is a good primer on time as the… READ MORE »


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Finally a team of physicists has devoted the proper time and effort to answering the age old question, “Is it better to bite into a round piece of candy, or continually suck on it?” In a paper poetically titled, “Sticky physics of joy: On the dissolution of spherical candies,” researchers from the University of Graz… READ MORE »


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More and more of us are studying math in college, and not just Stats 101 to fulfill a requirement. According to research released in the journal Science, women earned 48 percent of undergrad degrees in math. Sadly, we still lag behind in physics and engineering. Maybe the Nerd Girls will change that. [AP via WSJ]
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