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Slices of PI

A series of fun, monthly dispatches about science designed for social sharing.

Equations have their own intrinsic beauty. But as graphic gateways to befuddling physics go, there are few forays more fun…
/Jan 16, 2019
What do you get for someone who has (a theory of) everything?
/Dec 18, 2018
Every snowflake is a unique marvel of physics, thermodynamics, chemistry, and pure natural beauty. Try to remember that next time…
/Nov 21, 2018
Test your knowledge of all things great and small.
/Oct 12, 2018
Science is typically written in the language of mathematics – formulae and numbers and equations – to precisely describe the…
/Oct 11, 2018
Though they typically employ the language of mathematics to describe nature, physicists sometimes find ideas are better conveyed in verse.
/Sep 17, 2018
Whether you’re headed back to school or just restarting your brain after a relaxing summer, here’s a handy guide to…
/Aug 29, 2018
A century ago, Emmy Noether published a theorem that would change mathematics and physics. Here’s an all-ages guided tour through…
/Jul 23, 2018
Science is typically written in the language of mathematics – formulae and numbers and equations – to precisely describe the…
/Jun 21, 2018
The music of the cosmos can be eerie, jarring, and surprisingly beautiful.
/May 23, 2018