Rather than expose whether celestial objects need to go on a diet, this new weight scale offers a chance to learn more about the life cycle of stars, including our sun.
By Andrew Wagner
Immigrants represented in the 158 portraits on view at Walter Maciel Gallery include well-known figures more regularly defined by their contributions to American society than their foreign birthplaces: former Secretary of State Madeline Albright, Albert Einstein, Stokely Carmichael, Bela Lugosi,…
By Kelly Whalen and Sarah Hotchkiss, KQED Arts
What did 2016 mean for science? Science correspondent Miles O’Brien sits down with William Brangham to discuss some of the more remarkable discoveries, innovations and setbacks this year, including the confirmation of one of Einstein's major predictions, the global outbreak…
By PBS NewsHour
The second confirmation of ripples in spacetime is announced by astronomers at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO).
By Clara Moskowitz, Scientific American
Gravitational waves -- ripples in the fabric of spacetime -- aren’t just an Einstein theory any more. A team of international scientists announced Thursday that they confirmed the waves’ existence after recording feedback from a black hole collision a billion…
By News Desk
One theoretical physicist explains why today's announcement about gravitational waves is so profound.
By PBS NewsHour
This week marks the 100th anniversary of the publication of papers laying out Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity. In honor of the anniversary, Gwen Ifill examines how Einstein changed our understanding of the cosmos with Einstein biographer Walter Isaacson.
By Rebecca Jacobson, Inside Energy
In the next year, scientists hope to create matter from beams of light. A study published in Nature Photonics on Sunday explains how modern lasers could finally prove an 80-year-old theory of physics.
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