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What's the point of theoretical physics?

You don't have to be a scientist to get excited about breakthroughs in theoretical physics. Discoveries such as gravitational waves and the Higgs boson can inspire wonder at the complex beauty of the universe no matter how ...

date20 hours ago in General Physics
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What is dark energy?

We live in interesting times. For thousands of years, we have thought we knew what the universe – and everything in it – was made of: normal matter, the kind that make up the elements of the periodic table.

dateFeb 01, 2016 in Astronomy
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What are the parts of an atom?

Since the beginning of time, human beings have sought to understand what the universe and everything within it is made up of. And while ancient magi and philosophers conceived of a world composed of four or five elements ...

dateDec 16, 2015 in General Physics
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Physicists search for signs of supersymmetry

The first results from direct searches for new physics were announced today from CERN's energy-upgraded Large Hadron Collider (LHC). Among these results was a search for signs of a new theory called supersymmetry in which ...

dateDec 17, 2015 in General Physics
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