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Why Physics Can’t Tell Us What Life Is

The origin of life can’t be explained by first principles.

The Physicist’s New Book of Life

Jeremy England says religious ideas can inform our scientific quest for the origin of life.

Schrödinger’s Cat When Nobody Is Looking

A solution to the measurement problem, black hole paradox, and other quantum puzzles.

How to Make Sense of Quantum Physics

Superdeterminism, a long-abandoned idea, may help us overcome the current crisis in physics.

Before There Were Stars

The unlikely heroes that made starlight possible.

The Eccentric Seer of Supernovas

Fritz Zwicky decoded how exploding stars fill space with cosmic rays.

Is the Law of Conservation of Energy Cancelled?

Maybe energy can be created and destroyed, or maybe the notion doesn’t quite make sense.

Is the Search for Dark Matter an Act of Faith?

In an underground laboratory, the talk turns to religion.

A Novelist Teaches Herself Physics

To explore loss and mystery, Nell Freudenberger journeyed into the atomic world.