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Time May Not Exist at All, According to Physics

ScienceAlert · 4 min

Does time exist? The answer to this question may seem obvious: Of course it does! Just look at a calendar or a clock. But developments in physics suggest the non-existence of time is an open possibility, and one that we should take seriously.

Why scientists think physics could be in for a reckoning

Inverse · 4 min

As a physicist working at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN, one of the most frequent questions I am asked is, “When are you going to find something?” Resisting the temptation to sarcastically reply, “Aside from the Higgs boson, which won the Nobel Prize, and a whole slew of new composit

7 ocean mysteries scientists haven’t solved yet

Vox · 7 min

And the adventures scientists go on to better understand our enigmatic seas. The Earth is mainly a water world — more than 70 percent of its surface is covered by oceans — and yet we know so little about what resides beneath the waves.

Why are there continent-sized 'blobs' in the deep Earth?

BBC · 15 min

In a strange corner of our solar system live two alien blobs. With sprawling, amorphous bodies the size of continents, these oddities are thought to spend their time lying in wait for their food to rain down upon them – then simply absorbing it.

We are the only humans in the universe

Big Think · 6 min

The Universe is so huge, and the worlds within it so numerous, that it seems like anything is possible. But the laws of physics and chemistry are the same everywhere.

NASA 'Holoported' a Doctor Onto the International Space Station

CNET · 3 min

It's an amalgam of "hologram" and "teleportation," and though it may seem like it, it isn't just a niche Sci-Fi term buried somewhere in Isaac Asimov novels and Star Trek episodes. In October, NASA used this mind-boggling, futuristic mechanism to bring NASA flight surgeon Dr.

Could an advanced civilization change the laws of physics?

Big Think · 4 min

If you are going to look for evidence of technologically advanced civilizations in the Universe, you must start by considering what, exactly, you might be looking for. My colleagues and I in the NASA-sponsored Categorizing Atmospheric Technosignatures program spend a lot of time thinking about this.