Six photos in honor of the 61st anniversary of his death
A scientist tells how LIGO changed his life
Despite numerous challenges to the theory, it remains foundational
Dark energy, gravitational waves, and black holes may be just the beginning
Experiments could lead to a "theory of everything"
From the April 1981 issue of Popular Science: "When scientists finally detect a form of energy they have never seen, they will open a new era in astronomy."
First proposed 10 years ago, the method recently helped scientists locate a super-hot gas giant 2,000 light-years away.
A theoretical physicist at MIT shares what we actually know about toying with the arrow of time.
A possible victory for Einstein
Early appearances by Albert Einstein, Nikola Tesla, Ernest Rutherford, and other notable 20th-century scientists
Relativity experiment is the most accurate yet
The NASA/ESA LISA project aims to measure gravitational waves with giant lasers and free-falling cubes of gold
Oxford scientist to create a green, no-electricity refrigerator based on an aged Einstein patent
Our resident film physicist tackles the final frontier and finds some key pointers for our own space travels
2+ Discoveries / 12 Months = Annus mirabilis
Physics can't find the biggest thing in the known universe, so it's looking beyond our paltry three dimensions. Michael Moyer enters the zone of insanely hard mathematics, translates what he finds into plain English, and makes it back alive.
Looking to boost your science smarts? First test your IQ organ, then follow our 6-point brain regimen. Soon you'll be crunching bogus claims and citing stats with the best.
Scientists tell us it's technically possible. Here's a how-to guide for the ambitious tinkerer.
If we wish to travel through time, we must be able to control it, to mold it to our own desires and specifications...
The science and the fiction of time travel are weird. But the science is weirder.
A brief history of the subject, in both science and fiction, with help from the TV and film experts of Comedy Central's Beat the Geeks, Paul Goebel and Marc Heuck.