The belief that a baseball can be hit further with a corked bat is wrong. But these illegal bats may still give an unfair advantage.
A small change to the theory of gravity implies that our universe inherited its arrow of time from the black hole in which it was born.
The counterintuitive finding that too good a memory makes foragers inefficient reveals a glimpse of the forces that govern the evolution of intelligence
The famous Drake equation estimates the number of intelligent civilizations in the Milky Way. A new approach asks how many might exist in the entire multiverse.
Include quantum mechanics in the calculations and faster-than-light drives become unstable
Researchers are working on new ways to interface with computers and other e-devices, including this “floating” mouse.
Another chance to catch the most interesting, and important, articles from the previous week on MIT Technology Review.
The best of the rest from the Physics arXiv preprint server.
And there’s a 50:50 chance of a Three Mile Island-scale disaster in the next 10 years, according to the largest statistical analysis of nuclear accidents ever undertaken.