For decades, scientists have hoped to find or create ‘ideal glass,’ a perfect specimen that would help explain the nature of this enigmatic amorphous solid.
Cosmologists want to know how fast the universe is growing, but their data doesn’t match predictions. Wendy Freedman thinks red giant stars can help.
A study challenged the evidence for this mysterious force, despite its wide acceptance as part of the cosmos. Then physicists shot back.
Physicists have found a new way to conceive of time as an emergent dimension, a kind of hologram springing from the universe’s spatial correlations.
A new measurement seems to eliminate an anomaly that has captivated physicists for nearly a decade.
A new look at a ubiquitous phenomenon has uncovered unexpected fractal behavior that could help explain the birth of the universe and the arrow of time.
If a sound-trapping fluid on Earth really does behave like a black hole, its behavior could offer insight into the famous information paradox.
What happened before the Big Bang? And what happened before that? Stephen Hawking’s answer—there was no beginning—is now the subject of intense debate.
Physicists designed a holographic model for a universe similar to our own that could bring us closer to a quantum theory of gravity.
Two independent papers vanquish lingering doubts about LIGO’s historic discovery of gravitational waves.