This is the story of how quantum mechanics — that physical science of the very, very small — came to be. It's a fascinating tale involving Max Planck, Albert Einstein, cookies and fussy light.
If proven true, the theoretical physicist John Pendry's hyperbolic statement won't just apply to physicists' breasts, as who isn't excited by the suggestion that empty space is far from empty. In fact, it might be possible to make sparks fly.
The "many worlds interpretation", parallel universes, the Trousers of Time: call it what you will, but quantum theory has some surprising ideas about what happens after a quantum event, which artist Jonathan Keats is exploring in this new "toy". It's a ball of uranium-doped glass (no, really—it's uranium!) next to a…