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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.

The Trouble with Theories of Everything

There is no known physics theory that is true at every scale—there may never be.

The Admiral of the String Theory Wars

After a decade, Peter Woit still thinks string theory is a gory mess.

The Data That Threatened to Break Physics

What does a rational scientist do with an impossible result?

How To Clock a Glacier

Portable slow-light technology could measure the speed of glaciers in real time.

Nostalgia Just Became a Law of Nature

New theories have mixed perception and knowledge into the hardest of sciences.

Is Your Theory of Everything Pure Enough?

Fundamental theories of nature aren’t allowed to hide information.

The Loneliest Genius

Isaac Newton spurned social contact but also relied on it for his greatest work.