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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.

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?