Feb 5, 2014 — Stephen Hawking wants to do away with black holes (as we know them) so he can save the two pillars of modern physics: general relativity and quantum mechanics. At stake is our understanding of the nature of space and time, and how matter affects, and is affected by, both.
Jul 2, 2013 — Want to free yourself from the tyranny of gravity's constancy and see space bend? Like Einstein, just get into an elevator and pay close attention.
Apr 24, 2013 — The quantum world is mysterious. It behaves in ways that just don't match up with what we see in the larger world. Commentator Marcelo Gleiser probes the space between what we see and what we know in search of a bridge between both realities.
Aug 6, 2012 — Would you rather be a great scientist or a great artist? What knowledge do you thirst for most? Is it the grounded examinations of facts and reality that science offers, or the wild, unpredictable adventures of the human soul?
Jun 20, 2012 — What happens inside a black hole? Do the laws of Nature go haywire? A new NASA mission may shed some light into Nature's most enigmatic objects.
Mar 19, 2012 — They include work related to his most famous formula — E=mc˛ — and personal papers, such as letters to and from his former mistresses.
Nov 18, 2011 — Scientists in Italy say they've got more evidence. If so, it challenges Einstein's theory of relativity.
May 28, 2013 — Mario Livio's new book profiles five brilliant scientists and thinkers who, despite their seminal contributions to our understanding of the world, were also wrong about some big questions. Commentator Adam Frank says Livio's engaging work highlights how the collective process that is science always gets it right in the end.
Nov 23, 2012 — What made Einstein a genius? Maybe his weirdly curvy brain had something to do with it. Scientists have recently analyzed photos from the 1950s to try to figure out what made the genius tick.
Mar 14, 2012 — The sky this month is filled with wonders. A few centuries ago, people would be panicking, thinking the end was near. Now, we have reason to celebrate.