The 2011 film Another Earth, directed by Mike Cahill, explores very human questions against an improbable backdrop.
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March 25, 2014 Once in a while Hollywood produces a gem, says physicist Adam Frank. He cherishes movies that fold together science and humanity in a way that allows us to look at ourselves and our society anew.
November 27, 2012 If you're the kind who secretly obsesses about the fundamental nature of reality but wouldn't know a boson if it was delivering roses at your doorstep, I have good news for you.
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The Universe of Particles exhibition at CERN in 2011.
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November 21, 2012 Theories are the life-blood of science; but ruling them out may be harder than you think. And letting a cherished model fall on the trash heap of history is even harder, yet. Take "supersymmetry" from the world of particle physics, for example. When might we see its demise or its vindication?
May 1, 2012 There are those in the physics community who have no room for philosophy. At stake in their stance is a critical question living deep in the foundations of modern physics: What are the limits of science?
October 25, 2011 How long is long enough when it comes to waiting for a new cosmology? How long will scientists, or everyone else for that matter, wait for an exciting, though speculative, theory to find some basis in experiment?
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