Physics is about to get weird!
Date: Saturday, February 24, 2018 @ 17:40:15 EST
Latest Estimate on The Universe's Expansion Shows We Need New Physics to Explain It by MIKE MCRAE/ 23 FEB 2018 (Science alert)
Physics is about to get weird, and we're here for it!
Astronomers have come up with the most precise measurement of the Universe's expansion rate so far - and sure enough, it still appears to be accelerating.
The increasing speed shouldn't come as a shock – we've suspected it for a while. What this measurement does is reduce the odds that it's a coincidence to 1 in 5,000, meaning we're really going to need some clever new ideas to explain it...(Full article here)
Physicists Have Confirmed a Pear-Shaped Nucleus, And It Could Ruin Time Travel Forever by BEC CREW/ 24 FEB 2018 (Science alert)
Physicists have confirmed the existence of a new form of atomic nuclei, and the fact that it's not symmetrical challenges the fundamental theories of physics that explain our Universe.
But that's not as bad as it sounds, because the 2016 discovery could help scientists solve one of the biggest mysteries in theoretical physics - where is all the dark matter? - and could also explain why travelling backwards in time might actually be impossible...(Full article here)