As much as Broadway now relies on Hollywood actors to bring in the crowds, so A-listers increasingly view stints onstage as integral to a rich career. Here, seven award-winning actors on their new roles.
Thirty-one years ago, Dick Feynman told me about his ‘sum over histories’ version of quantum mechanics. 'The electron does anything it likes’, he said. 'It goes in any direction at any speed, forward and backward in time, however it likes, and then you add up the amplitudes and it gives you the wavefunction.’ I said to him, 'You’re crazy’. But he wasn’t.
White Dwarfs May Hold Nuclear Trigger for Explosive Supernovas
Supernovas, the most powerful stellar explosions in the universe, may result from catastrophic nuclear explosions on dead stars, new research shows. Scientists had long theorized that such nuclear events cause some supernovas, but now researchers finally have direct evidence.
A supernova shines brightly enough to briefly outshine all the stars in its galaxy, making it visible from halfway across the universe. Such explosions are rare, only occurring within each galaxy about every 100 years.