The speed of light is always the same, right? Well ...
After nearly half a century of searching, scientists have just announced that they believe they've found a Higgs boson particle.
One of the most memorable parts of the original Star Wars trilogy was the Millenium Falcon kicking it into hyperdrive (when it actually worked, that is). What would traveling through hyperspace really look like, though? A group of physics student think they've got the answer.
If we know nothing else about J. R. R. Tolkien's freaky creation Gollum, we know that he really, really loves two things: his "Precious" One Ring and raw, wriggling fish. The latter is pretty much all he eats, but did you ever wonder just how many fish he needs to survive? One physicist did, and he took the trouble to do the math.