Physicists speak of the world as being made of particles and force fields, but it is not at all clear what particles and force fields actually are in the quantum realm. The world may instead consist of bundles of properties, such as color and shape
The invisible dark matter particles that dominate the universe may come in strange and varied forms
Proof of parallel universes radically different from our own may still lie beyond the domain of science
Black holes may be bubbles devoid of space and time—and encased in “firewalls” that confound both general relativity and quantum mechanics
Super Powerful X-Ray Laser Boils Atoms in Molecules and Explodes Living Cells--All in the Name of Science
What started as a Star Wars idea for a 1980s-era antimissile weapon is now a microscope of unprecedented power, able to create exotic forms of matter found nowhere else in the universe
A new version of quantum theory sweeps away the bizarre paradoxes of the microscopic world. The cost? Quantum information exists only in your imagination
Imagine if space were 2-D rather than 3-D. How would the force of gravity work? The surprising answers are guiding physicists to a unified theory of nature
Quantum mechanics is not just about teeny particles. It applies to things of all sizes: birds, plants, maybe even people
Astronauts already skip ahead in time, but the laws of physics seem to forbid going backward—or do they?
The laws of physics may well prevent the human brain from evolving into an ever more powerful thinking machine
Just how sensitive is Earth's climate to increasing concentrations of carbon dioxide?
Is the big bang, and all that came from it, a holographic mirage from another dimension?
The cosmic neutrino background could provide more details about the universe as it once was
A melodious science project from Science Buddies
As you dig into those mashed potatoes, be grateful the universe’s physical constants are so precise that a slight variation in any one would render that drumstick—and even your existence—impossible
On the centennial of the theory of general relativity, senior Fermilab scientist Don Lincoln reflects on Einstein's quest to understand the quantum world
A dozen quasars in the early universe appear to have shut down in just a few years, baffling astronomers
Scientists photograph a gas-giant exoplanet forming around a young star that lies about 450 light-years from Earth
New measurements of Tamu Massif, the world's largest volcano, indicate that it had a very complicated genesis.