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These Astronomical Glass Plates Made History

Eight foundational images from the archives of the Carnegie Observatories.

Let’s Rethink Space

Does space exist without objects, or is it made by them?

Beauty Is Physics’ Secret Weapon

A Nobel laureate maps his path to discovery.

10 Breaking Points

The pressure it takes to break everything from raindrops to stars.

Superconductivity for Siberia

How we broke the world record in high-temperature superconductors.

Will Quantum Mechanics Swallow Relativity?

The contest between gravity and quantum physics takes a new turn.

Ingenious: Lawrence M. Krauss

Cosmologist and communicator.

How Big Can Schrödinger’s Kittens Get?

Scientists are slowly scaling up quantum effects from atomic to human size.

The Case for Fewer Dimensions

At small scales, gravity seems to blow up—but not if space becomes 1-D.