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String Theory Gets a Boost

Among the scientific theories that excite a great deal of controversy are those theories that deal with strings. And the idea of cosmic strings gets as much play as any in scientific circles.

Jan 29, 2008 4 / 5 (110) 2 feature

Superheavy element 117 confirmed

(Phys.org) —The stage is set for a new, super-heavy element to be added to the periodic table following research published in the latest Physics Review Letters. Led by researchers at Germany's GSI labora ...

May 02, 2014 4.5 / 5 (96) 33

Can Newton's 2nd Law be Violated on Earth?

Astrophysicists have found evidence that a corrected version of Newton’s 2nd Law (which deals with the acceleration of mass) works well on the grand scale of the universe. These modifications to Newtonian physics are known ...

Mar 20, 2007 3.6 / 5 (117) 0 feature

Learning how nature splits water

About 3.2 billion years ago, primitive bacteria developed a way to harness sunlight to split water molecules into protons, electrons and oxygen, the cornerstone of photosynthesis that led to atmospheric oxygen ...

Nov 06, 2006 4.7 / 5 (90) 0

Existence of new element confirmed

Remember the periodic table from chemistry class in school? Researchers from Lund University in Sweden have presented fresh evidence that confirms the existence of a previously unknown chemical element. The ...

Aug 27, 2013 4.8 / 5 (88) 14 | with audio podcast