physics

The Men Who Are Convinced We’re All Living in a Simulation

‘If Trump and the Cubs can win, anything is possible.’ Are we all characters in a universe-sized version of ‘The Sims’?

How to Pee Into a Toilet Like a Nuclear Physicist

What’s the best way to urinate into a regular household crapper and avoid splashback? We asked an expert in fluid dynamics

The Electrifying Story of Tesla Coil DJs

In 2005, a speaker repairman changed Nikola Tesla’s invention forever — a century after it was relegated to mere spectacle

How Taut Does Your Butt Need to Be to Bounce a Quarter Off It?

‘If butt skin were any bouncier, it would be illegal to hit a golf ball with it’ — an assistant professor of physics

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