A Harvard researcher believes traveling across the universe using wormholes is theoretically possible. However, the idea might not actually be the shortcut through space that many sci-fi writers had hoped for.
Space April 16, 2019
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
Do black holes really exist? Physicists presented a new model that could explain how rotating wormholes, not black holes, collide to create gravitational waves through space-time.
Space June 13, 2018
Astrophysicists behind the Event Horizon Telescope and the first to photograph a black hole have released the initial data from the project. Scientists are still working on releasing the first image of a black hole.
Space May 29, 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
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
The concept of time travel may be a little less fictional with numbers. The aptly named TARDIS model uses math to investigate the prospects of time travel.
Space April 29, 2017
Astronomers have successfully peered inside a black hole to take an image of its event horizon. What does this new development from the Event Horizon Telescope means in testing Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity?
Space April 15, 2017
Einstein's theory of relativity predicts that all information that crosses the event horizon will be lost, but quantum mechanics states information can never be lost. How can the Event Horizon Telescope help solve the black hole information paradox?
Space April 8, 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
Scientists at the advanced Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory facilities found definitive proof of Einstein's prediction about gravitational waves. Brian Greene explains to Stephen Colbert what they're all about.
February 27, 2016
Black holes in a five-dimensional world could disprove Einstein’s general theory of relativity, according to researchers from the UK. What aspect of these black holes could disprove this foundational law of physics?
Space February 20, 2016
Measuring light in space can now be simulated in the lab, thanks to the efforts of researchers from Germany. The new method of studying light in curved spaces can be used to determine the sizes of stars close to the sun.
Space January 16, 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
A European spacecraft launched into orbit to hunt for gravitational waves was predicted a century ago. Elusive ripples in space-time were predicted by Albert Einstein.
December 6, 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
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
Gravitational lensing helps astronomers examine the inner structure of a giant galaxy in the far outskirts of the known universe. The massive galaxy is producing new stars at a prodigious rate, researchers say.
Space June 11, 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
Gravitational lensing, a phenomenon predicted by Einstein's theory of general relativity, creates a dramatic cosmic sight. A perfect ring of light shows a galaxy 12 billion light years away.
Space April 7, 2015
A pair of newly discovered white dwarf stars at the center of a planetary nebula called Henize 2-428 is so close to each other they are bound to merge into a single star and explode into supernova in 700 million years.
Space February 10, 2015