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Quantum Mechanics from a Classical Multiverse
Friday, October 24, 2014
Quantum mechanics can be hard to grasp, even for the physicists who use it every day. As a result, people have argued from the very birth of the field about what's really going on in quantum mechanical systems. To some extent, it doesn't really matter ho... more

How Fidel Castro Helped Bring Us the Hubble Space Telescope
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Fifty two years ago this week, the world was gripped by the unfolding drama of the Cuban Missile Crisis. Most of the world remembers it as a showdown between President John F. Kennedy and Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev to remove newly installed nuclear... more

Podcast: The Infinite Universe
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Is the universe infinite? Or is it confined to a finite amount of space? Is it shaped like a donut, or does it stretch on forever as an infinite plane? A lot of people wonder about these questions, and a few people are actually trying to answer them. Lik... more

10 Nerdy Science Costumes for Halloween
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Halloween is only 10 days away and maybe you need a cool (and easy) costume. Because you're reading this, I'm guessing you have more than a casual interest in science. To celebrate this awesome love, here are 10 very nerdy science costumes.Credit: 3268za... more

Nobel Prize Winners Infographic
Monday, October 20, 2014
In the wake of the Nobel Prize announcements earlier this month, we found this great infographic from our friends at Inside Science detailing the demographics of Nobel Prize winners. Winners for the prizes in physics, chemistry, and medicine were include... more

55 Years Since the World Sees the Moon's Far Side
Saturday, October 18, 2014
55 years ago today mankind first glimpsed the far side of the Moon. You're looking at that first grainy image of an unknown landscape.The first photograph of the far side of the Moon, taken on October 7th, 1959 by Soviet spacecraft Luna 3.Credit: Wi... more

Grassroots Campaign to get a Physics Nobel for Vera Rubin
Friday, October 17, 2014
Now that the 2014 Nobel Prizes are done, it's time to start looking forward to next year. Why so soon? Because I'm hoping that we can start a grassroots campaign to help Vera Rubin win the physics Nobel in 2015. The nominating process for 2015 began in S... more