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Why the Flow of Time Is an Illusion

Getting human feeling to match the math is an ultimate goal in physics.

How Does Turbulence Get Started?

The high stakes of solving one of science’s most obstinate problems.

When Beauty Gets in the Way of Science

Insisting that new ideas must be beautiful blocks progress in particle physics.

How the Universe Remembers Information

A “memory matrix” might solve Stephen Hawking’s black-hole paradox.

What Dark Matter Needs Are New Kinds of Experiments

After 30 years and no results, it’s time to support more entrepreneurial physicists.

How to Get Close to a Black Hole

Want to understand the most mysterious object in the universe? Make one at home.

How Supermassive Black Holes Were Discovered

Astronomers turned a fantastic concept into reality.

Paradox Is Illuminating the Black Hole

How reconciling opposites is driving the science of black holes forward.

What Impossible Meant to Feynman

Physicist Paul Steinhardt remembers a great mentor and scientist.

How Black Holes Nearly Ruined Time

Quantum mechanics rescued our understanding of past and future from the black hole.