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Researchers' experiment could test concepts of quantum gravity and reveal a potential key to a "theory of everything."

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

Researchers investigate one of the classic physics lessons, substituting liquids for solids.

Katharine Gammon, Contributor

This past summer, thousands of scientists worked together in the first observation of a neutron star merger. Here’s how it went down.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

An animation of two neutron stars colliding.

First gravitational wave detection of colliding neutron stars sent scientists racing to collect light from the event.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

Remembering Joseph Weber, whose failure to detect gravitational waves helped lead to their discovery.

Joel Shurkin, Contributor

Illustration shows a baseball flying through space away from the Earth, located in the background of the image.

Anything that has mass and moves can give off gravitational waves, but for familiar items they are extremely tiny.

Ramin Skibba, Contributor

An artist's rendering of the LISA satellite.

A 100-year-old theory helped open up a brand-new world of astronomy.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

The experiment behind this year’s winner for the Nobel Prize in Physics.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

The 2017 Nobel Prize honors a discovery that Einstein predicted more than 100 years ago.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

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