The choice of Ryan, a harsh critic of Obama’s clean-energy agenda, as vice presidential candidate sharpens the differences between the two presidential candidates and parties.
A new model shows how the spread of ET civilisations can undergo phase changes, providing a deeper insights into the Fermi Paradox
Astrophysicists believe that our galaxy must be filled with more dark matter than ordinary matter. Now astronomers say they can find no evidence of dark matter’s gravitational influence on the planets. What gives?
A quantum internet capable of sending perfectly secure messages has been running at Los Alamos National Labs for the last two and a half years, say researchers
The latest thinking about quantum gravity suggests that spacetime is two-dimensional on the smallest scale. And there may be a way to prove it.
An impressive array of backers are behind the new firm Planetary Resources.
The best of the rest from the Physics arXiv this week:
My blog about science illiteracy two days ago has fomented a mini-tempest–and some thoughts.
A proposed pipeline from Canada won’t increase greenhouse gas emssions.
“One hundred years from now, the role of science and technology will be about becoming part of nature rather than trying to control it.”