Since quantum mechanics predicts such strange things about the world, should we replace it by a better theory, or perhaps extend it?

If observers can influence the outcomes of measurements, then do these observes need to be conscious? Does consciousness play a special role in physics at all?

A brief introduction to the strange theory of quantum mechanics and how it appears to afford a special role to observers.

Inspired by The man who knew infinity, here's a review of G. H. Hardy's unrivalled masterpiece.

So easy to describe, yet so hard to prove.

Clever geometry produces materials that shrink when heated.

Computer scientists have made a breakthrough in the theory of cake cutting.

With all the trouble caused by quantum mechanics and people's attempt to construct a theory of everything, we might be better off defining an event without reference to time and space. It's easier than you might think!