To glimpse particles from the most energetic events in the universe, astronomers must build truly gigantic detectors
Some theorists say a radioactive decay anomaly could imply a fundamental new force
Evidence indicates that waves as tall as skyscrapers and thousands of kilometers wide once washed over the Red Planet.
A medieval science project from Science Buddies
A proposed Japanese accelerator could solve those mysteries the LHC did not
Scientists from numerous disciplines will brainstorm new strategies for measuring "Big G" in July.
A new experiment suggests yes, but the results may not reflect real life
The nonprofit Simons Foundation will fund a new observatory to search for signs of stretching in the very early universe
Caltech theoretical physicist Sean M. Carroll talks about his new book The Big Picture: On the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself. (Dutton, 2016)
An oooey-gooey project from Science Buddies
Caltech theoretical physicist Sean M. Carroll talks about the necessary connections among the various ways we have of describing the universe.
The natural world is the only world, theoretical physicist Sean Carroll argues in a new book
Hydrofoiling boats competing in the America's Cup World Series came to New York City to show off the cutting edge of sailing technology.
Film and book reviews from Scientific American’s May 2016 issue
Former Scientific American editor Mark Alpert talks about his latest science fiction thriller, The Orion Plan, featuring the method whereby aliens most likely really would colonize our planet.
An enlightening activity from Science Buddies
A space-based detector draws interest, but regulatory hurdles might complicate a partnership
Innovation and discovery as chronicled in Scientific American
A search for low-frequency “hums” from supermassive black holes comes up empty
Scientists are "cautiously saying" the light may be associated with the black hole merger detected via gravitational waves