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The Best Articles in Physics

The most useful articles and videos in Physics from around the web—beginners to advanced—curated by thought leaders and our community. We focus on timeless pieces and update the list whenever we discover new, must-read articles or videos—make sure to bookmark and revisit this page.

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Top 5 Physics Articles

At a glance: these are the articles that have been most read, shared, and saved in Physics by Refind users.

  1. Our Friend the Atom — Real Life
  2. What is Schrodinger's Cat?
  3. What's the real reason you can't go faster than the speed of light?
  4. Not just light: Everything is a wave, including you
  5. How fast is gravity, exactly?

Videos

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Short Articles

Short on time? Check out these useful short articles in Physics—all under 10 minutes.

Long Articles

These are some of the most-read long-form articles in Physics.

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Thought Leaders

We monitor hundreds of thought leaders, influencers, and newsletters in Physics, including:

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Live Science

Science news covering top stories of the day in health, environment, animals, technology and space. Part of @FuturePLC

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Nautilus Magazine

Experience science, don't just read about it. Deep, undiluted, narrative storytelling brings science into the most important conversations we are having today.

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CERN

#CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, is the world's largest particle physics lab, home of the #LHC. French: @CERN_FR

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Science Magazine

The world's leading outlet for cutting-edge research in all areas of science. Follow @NewsfromScience for stories from our news team.

Publications

We monitor hundreds of publications, blogs, newsletters, and news sources in Physics, including:

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Quanta Magazine

Big ideas in science and math. Because you want to know more. Launched by @SimonsFdn. 2022 Pulitzer Prize in Explanatory Reporting. http://quantamagazine.org

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Big Think

Learn from the world’s greatest thinkers. Join us on https://www.youtube.com/c/bigthink.

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Popular Mechanics

The best in tech, science, aerospace, DIY and auto news. Sign up for our newsletter: https://www.popularmechanics.com/email/popularmechanics-newsletter

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Nautilus Magazine

Experience science, don't just read about it. Deep, undiluted, narrative storytelling brings science into the most important conversations we are having today.

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Literary Hub

A daily literary website highlighting the best in contemporary fiction, nonfiction, and criticism.

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