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The most wonderful words in science: ‘We have no idea… yet!’
Why the apparent flatness of space is an enduring cosmological mystery
How the ‘identity agnostic’ neutrino exists in three states all at once
What high-speed astronomy can tell us about the galactic zoo
If life feels out of balance, don’t worry – there’s always symmetry below the surface
Quantum common sense
The idea of creating a new universe in the lab is no joke
The mathematics of music means piano strings can never be in perfect harmony
Echoes of a black hole
The plodding photon, or how the speed of light looks sluggish on a galactic scale
This granular life
Why we can stop worrying and love the particle accelerator
Energy is like children’s toys: often hiding out of sight, but never actually lost
How the rainbow illuminates the enduring mystery of physics
Has dogma derailed the scientific search for dark matter?
What makes a magnet? A balletic, visual exploration of electromagnetic force
Making tiny things go extremely fast is a monument to human enquiry and creativity
How ticking atoms keep ultra-precise time for globe-connecting technologies
Taming the quantum spooks
Huw Price & Ken Wharton
Gravitational waves will bring the extreme universe into view
What I learned as a hired consultant to autodidact physicists
Must science be testable?
From relativity to quantum theory – our physical world explored through coffee
Why science needs to break the spell of reductive materialism
Physics is all fun and games at the Bubble Circus
There is no death, only a series of eternal ‘nows’
Robert Lanza & Bob Berman
Physics is on the verge of an Earth-shattering discovery
A science without time