This physics grad student made a mind-blowing Bohemian Rhapsody cover

Question: What do you get when you mix a cappella, sock puppets, string theory and Queen? Answer: The geekiest (and astonishingly good, musically speaking) cover of "Bohemian Rhapsody" EVAR. Easily the greatest physics-themed cover of the classic we've ever heard. Seriously. The thing's a masterpiece. » 9/17/13 9:20am 9/17/13 9:20am

Must Watch: Neil deGrasse Tyson Moderates a Debate on Nothingness

For 14 years now, the American Museum of Natural History has hosted the Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate – an annual meeting of scientific and philosophical minds, held in honor of one of modern history's most formidable intellects. The debates are always fantastic, but this year's topic – the existence of nothing –… » 4/25/13 10:30am 4/25/13 10:30am

Faster-than-light neutrinos could be proof of extra dimensions

The recent announcement that neutrinos had been observed seemingly going faster than the speed of light sent shockwaves through the physics community. But there's one possible explanation that could keep Einstein's relativity intact and open up a whole new cosmos. » 9/28/11 1:36pm 9/28/11 1:36pm

String theory and black holes show a possible path to practical…

A leading candidate for room temperature superconductors is the copper compound cuprate, but no one knew how cuprates facilitated superconductivity...until some brave souls looked inside a black hole and broke out the string theory to explain how they work. » 8/06/10 10:00am 8/06/10 10:00am

The Large Hadron Collider Drinking Game

You may have noticed that io9 is pretty into the Large Hadron Collider. Not only does it look awesome, it does amazing science at the cutting edge of physics that could fundamentally change our understanding of the universe itself. Plus, it gives us all these sexy sci-fi things to think about, like other dimensions,… » 9/10/08 8:00am 9/10/08 8:00am