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Quantum mechanics rescued our understanding of past and future from the black hole.
How reconciling opposites is driving the science of black holes forward.
Insisting that new ideas must be beautiful blocks progress in particle physics.
The high stakes of solving one of science’s most obstinate problems.
NASA is scheduled to probe the Jovian moon in 2023.
Surrounded by advanced achievements in medicine, space exploration, and robotics, people can be forgiven for thinking our time boasts the best technology. So I was startled last year to…Read More
No moral advice is perfectly sound. The Golden Rule—do unto others as you would have them do unto you—is only as wise as the person following it.A more modern-sounding tip—take the…Read More
Reprinted with permission from Quanta Magazine’s Abstractions blog.Social organisms come in all shapes and sizes, from the obviously gregarious ones like mammals and birds down to the…Read More
The great irony of black holes is that, in all the decades that we astrophysicists have talked about them, we never had any direct observational evidence for them. When astronomers said…Read More