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States of matter describe the distinct ways certain groups of particles arrange themselves with various temperatures and forces. Historically, these descriptions have focussed on a material’s shape and volume, giving us just three traditional states: solid, liquid, and gas.   Read more…


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Physicists have observed a new state of matter at work inside an elusive thread of quantum gas. The gossamer-thin strings of gas capable of binding giants sound like items worthy of a quest in Grimms’ fairy tales. But versions of Read more…


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Albert Einstein’s theory of general relativity profoundly changed our thinking about fundamental concepts in physics, such as space and time. But it also left us with some deep mysteries.   One was black holes, which were only unequivocally detected over Read more…


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Every day you walk around with your brain gently bobbing about inside your skull. Much like a soft egg yolk floating in a cloud of clear egg whites. All it takes is a sudden jolt or strike, and your brain Read more…


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We may not know what dark matter is, but scientists now have a better idea of what to look for. Based on quantum gravity, physicists have worked out new, much more stringent upper and lower mass limits of dark matter Read more…

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