Have We Reached the End of Physics? | Harry Cliff | TED Talks

Why is there something rather than nothing? Why does so much interesting stuff exist in the universe? Particle physicist Harry Cliff works on the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, and he has some potentially bad news for people who seek answers to these questions. Despite the best efforts of scientists (and the help of the biggest machine on the planet), we may never be able to explain all the weird features of nature. Is this the end of physics? Learn more in this fascinating talk about the latest research into the secret structure of the universe.

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Why Einstein Hated Quantum Mechanics

Alan Alda and World Science Festival co-founder and Columbia University physicist Brian Greene held a lively discussion of Einstein’s frustrations with quantum mechanics—accompanied by a simple-but-mind-blowing demonstration of Einstein’s theory of general relativity as it applies to gravity.  Continue reading

The Science of Santa

Happy Holidays! Ever wonder how Santa could possibly manage to deliver all those presents in a single night? Or what gives red-nosed reindeer the ability to fly? And why do your Christmas lights get tangled in knots no matter how carefully you put the away?!

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