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Laws of Physics

  • More Cool Discoveries


    Earthquake TrackersOver the past few hundred years, some of the largest earthquakes in the continental United States occurred in the New Madrid seismic zone (see graphic below). Even though … more

  • Scientists Cloak Time, but How Much?

    Yahoo! News, "Now you see it, now you don't: Time cloak created" Jan 04, 2012; more

  • Dark Energy a Small Part of Universe?

    Yahoo! News, "Mysterious Dark Energy Played No More Than Bit Part in Early Universe" Nov 14, 2011; more

  • LHC Hasn’t Destroyed Earth Yet

    As I predicted nearly two-and-a-half years ago, it looks like the Earth will survive the most powerful accelerator ever built. A recent article validates my prediction.

    On September 8, 2008, I … more

  • Are the Physical Constants Actually Constant?

    A few weeks ago I wrote an article arguing that inflation does not imply a change in the laws of physics. Yet, a few days after the article posted, some scientists announced evidence that some of the … more

  • Cool Discoveries 3

    Every now and again, a cool scientific discovery comes along that doesn’t have an obvious apologetic connection but warrants mention simply because it’s interesting. Here’s a … more

  • Smooth Ride for Photosynthesis

    As a kid growing up in Missouri, I would’ve said the best way to get down a hill depends on the season. A sideways roll worked well during the summer when the ground was dry, but winter called … more

  • Laws of Physics Still Constant

    People value reliability. Businesses put a lot of effort into assuring customers of the reliability of their products. Consumers associate the question "Can you hear me now?" with the reliability of … more

  • Defusing the Antimatter Bomb

    We’ve seen these plot devices repeated throughout the action/adventure genre. Obviously, the climaxes of popcorn flicks are rife with scientific inaccuracies. It drives my wife crazy when I … more

  • The Metaphysics of Quantum Mechanics

    Quantum mechanics is the science of the small, typically describing phenomena that occur at the atomic level. Throughout the history of science, it has been interested in describing the nature of … more

  • Mathematics and the Physical Universe

    More than once, scientists and philosophers have noted how mathematics can describe, with remarkable precision, the laws that govern our universe. An example of this is found in the article The … more

  • Testing Cosmic Creation Models, Part 2

    In my previous contribution to Today’s New Reason To Believe I described how Bayesian statistical analysis by two Polish researchers on the latest measurements defining the history of the … more

  • Testing Cosmic Creation Models, Part 1

    At two different outreach events this past month I met both atheists and young-earth creationists who expressed skepticism concerning the evidence I presented for the biblically predicted big bang … more

  • A Carbon-14 Coincidence

    A few weeks back I mentioned the benefits to scientific discovery provided by this coincidence. By using it, astronomers learned about the Sun’s corona, were able to test Einstein’s … more

  • A Major Test for Relativity

    It isn’t often that a scientist correctly predicts something that will occur within less than two years in a galaxy 3.5 billion light-years away. Yet that’s what Finnish physicist Mauri … more