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The Hidden Science of the Missing Gravitational Waves

A relatively unknown experiment is already drawing conclusions from the sound of silence.

The Noise at the Bottom of the Universe

The origin of quantum noise is the modern incarnation of a millennia-old debate.

Brian Eno Plays the Universe

A physicist explains what the composer has in common with the dawn of the cosmos.

How Big Can Life Get?

An illustrated trip from smallest to biggest.

Bacteria Are Masters of Tai Chi

The remarkable science that helped me understand what it means to be a physicist.

Spark of Science: Robbert Dijkgraaf

The director of the Institute for Advanced Study on the wonders of his childhood attic.

To Understand Your Past, Look to Your Future

An alternative to the Newtonian worldview promises to help explain quantum weirdness.

Physics Makes Aging Inevitable, Not Biology

Nanoscale thermal physics guarantees our decline, no matter how many diseases we cure.

Ingenious: Robbert Dijkgraaf

The director of the Institute for Advanced Study on theoretical physics, art, and education.

Why Nature Prefers Hexagons

The geometric rules behind fly eyes, honeycombs, and soap bubbles.