Mathematician Cédric Villani shares the actual conversations, emails and even dreams that led to his Fields Medal-winning proof
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Scientists and astronauts recall the telescope’s finest hours as well as threats to its 25-year existence
Astronomers watching galaxies collide found evidence of nongravitational forces that could suggest dark matter interacts with itself
An inside look at how the atom smasher has been amped up
Physicist Jon Butterworth will present a free live Webcast on the restart of the giant particle accelerator
Time-lapse photography shows a dragonfly breaking out of its larval skin
The program will not repeat past mistakes, officials vow, and will launch as planned in 2018
Black holes break theories. These sites of extremely large masses in extremely small spaces invoke both of the behemoths of modern physics—general relativity (which rules over large masses) and quantum mechanics (which reigns in small spaces)...
NASA’s Cassini spacecraft spotted a surprising amount of methane erupting from Saturn’s moon Enceladus, suggesting it harbors more methane than we thought. Clara Moskowitz reports...
Wednesday is the 50th anniversary of the world’s first spacewalk, by cosmonaut Alexei Leonov. Since then astronauts have accomplished many milestones beyond the confines of a spacecraft...
Wednesday is the 50th anniversary of the world’s first spacewalk, by cosmonaut Alexei Leonov. Since then, astronauts have accomplished many milestones beyond the confines of a spacecraft...
Reader-submitted photos of pi pies, pizzas and parties to commemorate the Pi Day of the Century
Send us pix of your pies, pizzas and parties in honor of math (and circular baked goods)
When the upgraded Large Hadron Collider restarts it will be capable of energies never before achieved, potentially unveiling novel particles and opening a window on the inner workings of the universe
Physicist Marcia Barbosa will present a free live Webcast on the scientific mysteries of H20
After four years, what have we learned about the innermost planet?
A new theory suggests the Higgs field varied in the early universe, offering matter a chance to split off from antimatter
A dwarf galaxy near the Milky Way may consist of more dark matter than regular matter.* Clara Moskowitz reports
Two new “baryons” made of three quarks each are an exotic twist on normal protons and neutrons