physics

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Scientists develop ways of testing string theory against reality
A new mathematical model describes how plants can stop desertification
A public discussion explores deep questions
Van Gogh paintings mimic the physics that governs turbulence
What is the cosmological constant?
Everyone knows what symmetry is, and the ability to spot it seems to be hard-wired into our brains. Mario Livio explains how not only shapes, but also laws of nature can be symmetrical, and how this aids our understanding of the universe.
One hundred years ago, in 1905, Albert Einstein changed physics forever with his special theory of relativity. Since then his name — and hair do — have become synonymous with genius. John D Barrow looks at Einstein as a media star.
What happens to bent pasta?