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An AI Just Independently Discovered Alternate Physics

Grab any physics textbook and you’ll find formula after formula describing how things wobble, fly, swerve and stop. The formulas describe actions we can observe, but behind each could be sets of factors that aren’t immediately obvious.   Now, a new AI program developed by researchers at Columbia University has seemingly discovered its own alternative … Read more

Two smart books probe multiverses, dark matter – and sexual politics

Is our universe one of a myriad? How hard is it to be a woman in science? Beyond the Big Bang and The Elephant in the Universe explore these questions and more Space 27 July 2022 By Michael Brooks Is our universe the result of a quantum fluctuation? NASA/ESA/STScI Before the Big Bang Laura Mersini-Houghton Penguin … Read more