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7 ocean mysteries scientists haven’t solved yet

Vox · 7 min

And the adventures scientists go on to better understand our enigmatic seas. The Earth is mainly a water world — more than 70 percent of its surface is covered by oceans — and yet we know so little about what resides beneath the waves.

Why scientists think physics could be in for a reckoning

Inverse · 4 min

As a physicist working at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN, one of the most frequent questions I am asked is, “When are you going to find something?” Resisting the temptation to sarcastically reply, “Aside from the Higgs boson, which won the Nobel Prize, and a whole slew of new composit

We are the only humans in the universe

Big Think · 6 min

The Universe is so huge, and the worlds within it so numerous, that it seems like anything is possible. But the laws of physics and chemistry are the same everywhere.