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Running away from Einstein

Running away from Einstein

Einstein’s theory of gravity may have to be rewritten, after researchers at the University of St Andrews found a gigantic ring of galaxies darting...
Why a raindrop or spilt coffee splashes

Why a raindrop or spilt coffee splashes?

New research from the University of Warwick generates fresh insight into how a raindrop or spilt coffee splashes. Dr James Sprittles from the Mathematics Institute...
Relativistic electrons uncovered with NASA's Van Allen Probes

Relativistic electrons uncovered with NASA’s Van Allen Probes

Earth's radiation belts, two doughnut-shaped regions of charged particles encircling our planet, were discovered more than 50 years ago, but their behavior is still...
Solid metal has 'structural memory' of its liquid state

Solid metal has ‘structural memory’ of its liquid state

New work from a team including Carnegie's Guoyin Shen and Yoshio Kono used high pressure and temperature to reveal a kind of "structural memory"...
Scientists create new form of matter, a time crystal

A new era for physics? Scientists create new form of matter, a time crystal

Salt, snowflakes and diamonds are all crystals, meaning their atoms are arranged in 3-D patterns that repeat. Today scientists are reporting in the journal Nature on the...
A new look at the nature of dark matter

A new look at the nature of dark matter

A new study suggests that the gravitational waves detected by the LIGO experiment must have come from black holes generated during the collapse of...
Yale-led team puts dark matter on the map

Yale-led team puts dark matter on the map

A Yale-led team has produced one of the highest-resolution maps of dark matter ever created, offering a detailed case for the existence of cold...
Deadly spider's unique spinning technique could inspire tougher materials

Deadly spider’s unique spinning technique could inspire tougher materials

Brown recluse spiders use a unique micro looping technique to make their threads stronger than that of any other spider, a newly published UK-US...
Planeterrella recreates Earth’s vivid lightshows in miniature

Planeterrella recreates Earth’s vivid lightshows in miniature

If you’ve never seen the northern lights, you’re in luck: They’re on display courtesy of an exhibit at the University of Iowa. UI students have...
Next-generation gravitational wave detectors

Next-generation gravitational wave detectors

Advances could help researchers detect even more distant cosmic events Nearly one year ago today, the LIGO Collaboration announced the detection of gravitational waves, once...