According to a theory developed by Peter Higgs and five other physicists in the early 1960s, particles acquire mass by interacting with a field (the Higgs field) that permeates all of space. Particles such as top quarks that interact strongly… Continue reading
A former police officer who retired from the FBI due to post-traumatic stress disorder linked to her role in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 terror attacks has written a book about seeing legions of angels guarding the Pennsylvania site… Continue reading
In his online column, New York Times science writer James Gorman gives his humble scientific opinion on the Ridley Scott sci-fi thriller Prometheus, which opened in theaters last Friday.
It’s “creationism for geeks,” he says, the type that science-fiction writers… Continue reading
A man who suffered concussion after diving into a shallow pool has made a seemingly improbable discovery: it made him a musical genius.
We take it for granted that the past is fixed. History always happened the way we remember it happening. But how do we know for sure that that’s the case? If time travel is possible, time travelers could be zipping… Continue reading