2016/07/05: Richard Feynman's famous diagrams embody a deep shift in thinking about how the universe is put together.
The Newtonian framework worked brilliantly for nearly two centuries, as Newton’s equations for gravity went from triumph to triumph, and (at first) the analogous ones for electric and magnetic forces seemed to do so as well. But in the 19th century, as people investigated the phenomena of electricity and magnetism more closely, Newton-style equations proved inadequate. In James Clerk Maxwell’s equations, the fruit of that work, electromagnetic fields — not separated bodies — are the primary objects of reality.
Scientists are a famously anonymous lot, but few can match in the depths of her perverse and unmerited obscurity the 20th-century mathematical genius Emmy Noether.
The most famous psychological studies are often wrong, fraudulent, or outdated. Textbooks need to catch up.
In an interview, the leftist sci-fi author argues that democratic space science is crucial to saving Earth.
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Henry Markram is back with a new publication on his controversial Blue Brain project. The math behind it may be more important than the results.
Scientists have strong opinions about Dawkins' atheist approach; most of them bad.
The strange world of modern economics
The idea that particular individuals drive history has long been discredited. Yet it persists in the tech industry, obscuring some of the fundamental factors in innovation.
The re-analysis of data can provide valuable new findings and it can improve transparency, accountability, and strengthen the literature that policymakers base their decisions on.
It's simply a cross-interaction between the Higgs field and the Pym field!
'Laudato Si'' comes from a non-European. What difference does this make?
Unlike any other life on Earth, these extraordinary bacteria use energy in its purest form - they eat and breathe electrons - and they are everywhere
When a legendary mathematician found a mistake in his own work, he embarked on a computer-aided quest to eliminate human error. To succeed, he has to rewrite the century-old rules underlying all of mathematics.
With three spatial dimensions, the possibilities are tremendous. But only one answer fits what we see. Even more so than we are, the Universe is shaped by the conditions it was born with. Every
In 19th century London, everyone was certain that bad air caused disease. From cholera to the plague: if you were sick, everyone thought it was because of bad air. It was called the Miasma Theory. As
How four enthusiasts helped bring the theory of electromagnetism to light
How the Big Dipper, Orion, Crux, Leo, Cassiopeia, and Lyra have changed throughout human history, and how they will look in the distant future.