Experimental physicist Rafael Lang is one of many scientists trying to capture and study dark matter. Could the Higgs Boson be the key?
The more conscious something is, the greater its value of phi (as calculated by degree of interconnectedness of neurons). For instance, the human brain has a large value of phi; an earthworm’s phi is much smaller.
Do humans have what it takes to become God-like?
Statistics professor Richard Janikowski uses data to find patterns hidden in the numbers. Can his methods stop crime before it happens?
Zvi Bern is a particle physicist. He imagines what a game of miniature golf would look like if the balls were shrunk down to the size of subatomic particles.
A CERN physicist has a new theory of gravity, one that involves antimatter.
Is a zombie apocalypse possible? Hear what some of the "Through the Wormhole" producers think as the show takes a deep dive into the science of the undead.
Physicist Eric Verlinde was inspired after a burglar ransacked his home. His theory - on entropy and gravity - has major implications.
Ebola is the infection of our nightmares. How do deadly viruses like Ebola evolve to affect humans?
There are more than 10,000 trillion trillion trillion viruses on Earth, so pinpointing a deadly virus can be extremely difficult. Here's how the experts detect them.
'LUCA' ('last universal common ancestor') is the scientific nickname for the first species on Earth, which lived about 3.5 billion years ago.
If all living things have a metabolism, does that include the ocean?
Chemist Anders Nielsen took x-ray images of liquid H2O molecules and discovered that groups of water molecules perform elaborate synchronized choreography. Watch these synchronized swimmers demonstrate.
Why do poor children perform worse in school? A researcher looks into this and finds physical differences between the brains of the rich and the poor but children aren't born with these differences.
Twins offer an amazing opportunity to study the effects of genetics versus environment. University of Virginia professor Eric Turkheimer studies the genetics of complex human behavior. What role do individual genes play in our paths in life?
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