Stephen Hawking final paper on the information paradox has been revealed by his colleagues. The study proposed that some information from matter that gets pulled into a black hole can be retrieved from photons that escape from the event horizon.
Space October 12, 2018
Einstein’s theory of general relativity holds true even in the extreme gravitational force coming from a supermassive black hole, researchers found. This is the latest in a string of rigorous tests the 103-year-old theory has passed.
Space July 27, 2018
Einstein’s relativity theory just passed one of its most rigorous tests yet. Scientists found that even neutrinos detected by the IceCube particle detector in Antarctica follow the laws of the universe suggested by Einstein.
Space July 17, 2018
In a study, subjects who experienced Einstein's body as their own through virtual embodiment scored better on cognitive tests. They were also less likely to have an implicit bias against the elderly.
July 12, 2018
Scientists have proven Einstein's theory of general relativity by observing a distant galaxy. This is the first time that general relativity has been proven on an astronomical scale.
Space June 21, 2018
Researchers in the Netherlands proved Einstein wrong once again by creating quantum entanglements on demand. The new proof of ‘spooky action at a distance’ was generated 39 times in a second.
June 18, 2018
Einstein's personal journals were found to contain racist attitudes during his travels. He criticized China while he was traveling there in the 1920s, now some Chinese people are defending his portrayal.
Space June 15, 2018
The recently translated journals of Albert Einstein revealed that he had some racist views. He wrote xenophobic words about Chinese people while traveling in Asia.
June 13, 2018
A team of physicists from the National Institute of Standards and Technology watched 12 atomic clocks from November 1999 until October 2014. The experiment became the most accurate test performed to confirm Albert Einstein’s theory of general relativity.
Feature | Science June 6, 2018
One hundred thousand gamers from across the world were asked to participate in an experiment aimed at challenging Albert Einstein’s theory of local realism. Their participation closed the ‘freedom-of-choice’ loophole in Bell test equation for the first time.
Energy May 11, 2018
British physicist Stephen Hawking died on Wednesday at age 76. He was given only two years to live when he was diagnosed of ALS when he was 21 years old, defying odds when he lived for more than 50 years.
Feature | Science March 14, 2018
In 1922, Albert Einstein tipped a bellboy at Imperial Hotel Japan with a handwritten note about happiness. He told the boy to keep it because its future value could surpass that of a standard tip.
Feature | Science October 25, 2017
Using a century old experiment, first discussed by Albert Einstein, scientists were able to determine the mass of a distant star. This experiment also offers new proof for the theory of relativity.
Space June 7, 2017
Analysis of Pan-STARRS data strengthened the idea that black holes are bounded by an event horizon. How did the new research strengthen Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity?
Space May 31, 2017
Albert Einstein was relatively unknown when he published his papers that introduced the theory of relativity in 1915. An experiment conducted during the May 1919 total solar eclipse changed that.
Space May 31, 2017
Physicist Stephen Hawking warns of robot apocalypse that 'may destroy us all by nuclear or biological war.' The call for humanity's protection from the potential technological agression reverberates stronger now more than ever, but the question is how.
Robotics March 9, 2017
The discovery of gravitational waves validated Einstein's 100-year old prediction, but what made the discovery so special Science magazine hailed it as the scientific breakthrough of the year?
Space December 25, 2016
A gravitational wave detector could be manufactured, which would work in space following an exciting new experiment. How could the LISA Pathfinder investigation confirm or deny a prediction made by Albert Einstein a century ago?
Space June 8, 2016
A dark matter galaxy may have been detected, by accident, by astronomers testing equipment at ALMA. How did they find a galaxy that does not give out light?
Space April 15, 2016
If you think gravitational waves have already been resolved, you’re dead wrong. From underground telescopes to another detector in India, the hunt is still on for more of them.
Space April 3, 2016
About a century after Albert Einstein proposed the presence of gravitational waves, LIGO scientists detected a ripple in the fabric of space-time, sending shockwaves all over the world. But how can this discovery help science and humanity?
Space March 2, 2016
The discovery of gravitational waves by American scientists encouraged the Chinese research community to propose projects of their own. This could be an opportunity for China to become a global leader in the field of gravitational wave research.
Space February 19, 2016
Quantum gravity theory has been predicted for decades. What else could the discovery of gravitational waves by the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory uncover and reveal about this theory?
Space February 17, 2016
The discovery of Einstein's gravitational waves are, well, making waves all over the world. What's the big deal? Here are three reasons why you should care.
Space February 15, 2016
A three-minute animated film produced by Piled Higher and Deeper Comics aims to explain the nature and importance of gravitational waves. The creators hope to provide a simple way for people to understand the value of the discovery of the existence of these waves in space.
February 15, 2016
Indian scientist Ajay Sharma claimed that Albert Einstein’s mass-energy equation E=mc2 is inadequate and valid only under certain conditions. He further argued that Einstein's celebrated work was not peer-reviewed before publication, and was a mere ripoff of earlier works.
Energy January 13, 2016
A team of scientists has developed a new method of using radio signals from space, known as Fast Radio Bursts, to test the accuracy of Einstein's Equivalence Principle. This principle pertains to the curved spacetime geometry because of various celestial objects.
Space January 2, 2016
Even Albert Einstein can be wrong. In his special theory of relativity, particles can't travel faster than the speed of light. In quantum entanglement, however, particles are observed to do so.
Animals November 22, 2015
The theory of relativity postulated by Albert Einstein is celebrating its 100th year. Looking back at the journey of the famous scientific concept, it can be said that it had rich origins, valuable political connections and interesting associated facts.
Energy November 16, 2015
There's more evidence in favor of spooky action from a distance. It seems Einstein was wrong about quantum entanglement.
Animals November 14, 2015
A video by Ryan Chester explains how Einstein's theory of relativity works and why people travelling at the speed of light will age much slower than people stuck on Earth - just like in the Hollywood movie, 'Interstellar.' The short informational video won Chester $250,000 in prize money from the Breakthough Junior Challenge.
Space November 14, 2015
The Breakthrough Prize committee has awarded the Breakthrough Junior Challenge prize to 18-year-old high school student Ryan Chester from Ohio for creating a video that helps explain Einstein's special theory of relativity. Chester received a $250,000 scholarship from the committee.
Society November 10, 2015
Researchers challenged what Einstein firmly believed was not possible: the quantum theory. In a new study, scientists were able to close all the loopholes questioning the existing connection between two objects separated by distance.
Energy October 26, 2015
In 1935, Albert Einstein said that the theory of inequality, later formally proposed by John Bell, was spooky, impossible and that there is another explanation why entangled particles behave the way they do. Decades later, a team of Dutch scientists proved him wrong.
October 23, 2015
Scientists set out to prove Albert Einstein right but have failed, failing to detect gravitational waves in colliding black holes, as described in his general theory of relativity, in the last 11 years.
Space September 29, 2015
An updated sensitive instrument will look for gravitational waves predicted by Einstein. The search will look 225 million light years into the distant universe.
Space September 24, 2015
The California-based auction house Profiles in History auctioned off several works written by the theoretical physicist Albert Einstein on various topics. The historic items, known as the Einstein Letters, were sold for $420,000.
June 13, 2015
Scientific papers can remain in obscurity for years, and then suddenly become popular among scientists. How could this happen, even to Albert Einstein?
May 26, 2015
If you've ever dreamed of using the handwriting of one of history's greatest minds as a font, it's your lucky day. Someone has turned Albert Einstein's handwriting into beautiful typography that can be yours.
Internet Culture May 12, 2015
Albert Einstein was one of the most iconic figures in human history. His contributions to science, mathematics and even the advocacy of peace continue to resonate. But how well do you know him?
Feature April 18, 2015
Collisions of black holes could prove to be viable targets for a new branch of future astronomy, studying gravitational waves.
Space March 31, 2015
The universe will face a catastrophic collapse. However, such collapse will occur only in the next few billions of years.
Space March 25, 2015
Pi Day happens every year, but 2015 is the best one of the century. Here's why!
March 14, 2015
An introspective look at how Albert Einstein helped to bridge the racial gap during the burgeoning civil rights movement.
Internet February 24, 2015
Tachyons - theoretical subatomic particles that travel faster than the speed of light - may be neutrinos, according to a former George Mason University physicist.
December 26, 2014