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How to Make Sense of Quantum Physics

Superdeterminism, a long-abandoned idea, may help us overcome the current crisis in physics.

Before There Were Stars

The unlikely heroes that made starlight possible.

The Eccentric Seer of Supernovas

Fritz Zwicky decoded how exploding stars fill space with cosmic rays.

Is the Law of Conservation of Energy Cancelled?

Maybe energy can be created and destroyed, or maybe the notion doesn’t quite make sense.

Is the Search for Dark Matter an Act of Faith?

In an underground laboratory, the talk turns to religion.

A Novelist Teaches Herself Physics

To explore loss and mystery, Nell Freudenberger journeyed into the atomic world.

The Disappearing Physicist and His Elusive Particle

He ushered symmetry into theoretical physics, then vanished without a trace.

The Spirit of the Inquisition Lives in Science

What a 16th-century scientist can tell us about the fate of a physicist like David Bohm.

Why the Flow of Time Is an Illusion

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