Deliciousness is the happy result of a surprising blend of factors, some of which have nothing to do with your taste buds
An experiment going up outside of Chicago will attempt to measure the intimate connections among information, matter and spacetime. If it works, it could rewrite the rules for 21st-century physics
The World Cup is back, and everyone's got a pick for the winner. Gamblers have been predicting the outcome of sporting contests since the first foot race across the savannah, but in recent years a unique type of statistical analysis has taken over the prediction business.
This morning I appeared on the nation’s number-one-rated morning show, Fox and Friends. Afterwards I tweeted out a few things that have garnered some attention, including this: Fox & Friends producer wanted to talk about future trends.
Upgrades to the Large Hadron Collider during its long shutdown will hopefully give it the power to discover new physics
Pseudo-Earths are out there. That's the message of today's exciting announcement that a planet about the same size as Earth lives in its star's habitable zone--the temperate region around a star where liquid water might flow.
A decades-old paradox returns
Astronomers have come up with a shopping list of what a planet needs to support life, perhaps even better than our Earth does, making them "superhabitable." Michael Moyer reports
The ancient cosmology could explain the apparent motion of the planets using just their movements around circles
Moons orbiting distant planets might be visible in existing spacecraft data
Jeff Bezos, the founder and CEO of Amazon.com, recently announced that his company is working on a fleet of autonomous drone aircraft that would deliver packages to your door.
The world has heard the first faint whispers of the most powerful cataclysms in the universe. Scientists working on the IceCube experiment in Antarctica report that they have found 28 neutrinos that must have come to earth from explosions in the distant universe—the first time scientists have found neutrinos coming from outside our own solar [...]
Neutrinos from deep space are opening up a new kind of astronomy
A video of Kepler 16 shows the complexity of circumbinary systems
Tomorrow’s Nobel Prize in physics is widely anticipated to go to Peter Higgs, perhaps along with Francois Englert, for their nearly 50-year-old prediction of a new particle that we now call the Higgs boson.
As ground-based gravitational-wave detectors get ready to score their first direct measurement of the ripples of spacetime, thoughts turn to space-based detectors that could see all the way back to the big bang
Food is a primal, everyday part of our lives—yet rich with mystery
Are black holes surrounded by walls of fire? Does this imply that one (or more) of our most cherished physical principles—and here I’m talking about biggies like quantum theory, the conservation of information or Einstein’s equivalence principle—is wrong?
An interactive graphic charts the location and distance to 861 known exoplanets, highlighting those that might hold life