Who killed Schrödinger's cat?

Schrödinger's cat has come to symbolise everything that is strange about the famously strange theory of quantum mechanics. Here's an accessible introduction to one of the weirdest, yet most successful, physical theories we have.

Stuff happens: Laws versus outcomes

How can it be that our wonderfully complex world is governed by a few comparatively simple laws of nature? Find out with this collection of articles and videos.

Stuff happens: The physics of events

Science is the study of events: things that happen in the world around us. But what exactly is an event? The answer is harder than you might think.

Mysterious black holes

It's impossible not to be fascinated by black holes. Find out all you'd like to know about them with these articles, videos and podcasts.

It from bit?

Does reality arise from information? What does this even mean? We explore the impact of John Wheeler's revolutionary ideas.

We love the LHC!

Find out all about the Large Hadron Collider in this package of introductory articles.

The 2015 Plus advent calendar

If you don't feel like sitting around watching the telly this Christmas, then get creative with our advent calendar!

Celebrating general relativity

A hundred years ago, on 25 November 1915, Einstein first presented his general theory of relativity. We explore this famous theory and what it says about the world we live in.

Happy birthday, George Boole!

Modern computers wouldn't be possible without George Boole, who died before light bulbs even came on the market. We celebrate his 200th birthday with a look at the man and his work.

What is quantum computing?

Quantum computers often grab the science headlines. But what exactly is quantum computing? What will quantum computers be able to do, and when can we expect to have fully functional ones?

What is impossible?

How understanding why something is impossible can often lead to deeper understanding, contemplations of philosophy and even new mathematics.

Does it pay to be nice?

Yes, it does. And we have the maths to prove it.

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