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Three Physicists share Nobel Prize

An American and two Japanese physicists won the Nobel Prize in Physics for their work exploring the hidden symmetries among elementary particles that are the deepest constituents of nature. Read a Commentary in Forbes (Beauty is Truth) by Michio Kaku about the award.

Impossible Science

A recent interview with the Daily Grail covering everything from the UFO phenomenon, to whether consciousness defines reality, and also touching on some of the more controversial science stories about today (most notably, the LHC & Active SETI.)

Read the entire interview at The Daily Grail

The Telescope: 400 Years and Counting

Quick — name the invention that has done most to redefine our place in the universe. Hint: This invention was also the most seditious, blasphemous instrument of all time, shaking the very foundations of society. The answer, if you haven’t already guessed it, is the telescope. Read the WIRED.com article “The Telescope: 400 Years and Counting”