Octopuses tragically destroy each other after mating. We can finally know why

The octopuses are condemned to be orphans from the youngest age. After a female octopus lays her eggs, she stops eating and begins to self-harm, ripping off her skin and biting off the tips of her tentacles. By the time a young octopus wriggles out of its egg, its mother is already dead. A few … Read more

Time may not exist at all, according to physics

Does time exist? The answer to this question may seem obvious: Of course yes! Just look at a calendar or a clock. But developments in physics suggest that the non-existence of time is an open possibility, and one that we should take seriously. How is that possible, and what would that mean? It will take … Read more

Newly measured particle could break known physics

Physicists have found that an elementary particle called the W boson appears to be 0.1% too heavy – a tiny difference that could herald a huge shift in fundamental physics. The measure, reported on April 7 in the magazine Science, comes from a former particle collider at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia, Illinois, … Read more

Physicists delighted with new measurement for W boson

A collaboration of hundreds of scientists has precisely measured the mass of the W boson, an elementary particle responsible for the weak nuclear force. The researchers found, to their surprise, that the boson is more massive than predicted by the standard model of particle physics, the working theory that describes many of the fundamental forces … Read more

Physicists delighted with new measurement for W boson

A collaboration of hundreds of scientists has precisely measured the mass of the W boson, an elementary particle responsible for the weak nuclear force. The researchers found, to their surprise, that the boson is more massive than predicted by the standard model of particle physics, the working theory that describes many of the fundamental forces … Read more