Thanks to Time Dilation, Earth’s Core is 2.5 Years Younger Than its Surface

Time slows near massive objects, and that has a rather strange impact on our planet.

May 26, 2016

So We Found Gravitational Waves—What Now?

We found gravitational waves. But where does physics go from here?

April 4, 2016

“Impossible” Physics: JPL Scientists Are Exploring Quantum Entanglement

NASA scientists are investigating how entangled particles can behave like parts of one system. Their experiment has implications for cryptography and information transmission.

February 24, 2016

We Finally Detected Gravitational Waves. Here’s Why Physicists Are So Ecstatic

Turns out, Albert Einstein was right about the existence of gravitational waves. 100 years after he predicted them, we finally found them. But what does this discovery really mean? Here's why it matters and why you should care.

February 12, 2016

Gravitational Wave Rumors May Be Confirmed (or not?)

Scientists at LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory) will hold a press conference on the morning of Thursday, February 11. Will this be the long-anticipated announcement of the discovery of gravitational waves?

February 8, 2016

We May Have Finally Seen Gravitational Waves

First theorized by Albert Einstein, it seems the world may soon be able to witness gravitational waves in action.

January 13, 2016

Science Explained: Why E=mc² is Incomplete

E=mc^2 is a version of Einstein's famous relativity equation. Specifically, it means that energy is equal to mass multiplied by the speed of light squared. But that's not the whole story.

December 7, 2015

Understanding Einstein’s Theory of Relativity

One of the most important concepts in science gets animated.

December 7, 2014

Our Epidemic of Fake Quotes From Real Scientists

You’ve seen them everywhere: Fake quotes from scientists. They clog up our news feeds. They are plastered on t-shirts and paintings. They are the first words that our children utter (okay, maybe...

November 14, 2014
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