David N. Schwartz talk about his latest book, The Last Man Who Knew Everything: The Life and Times of Enrico Fermi, Father of the Nuclear Age.
A flowing science project from Science Buddies
Discover the physics of snowboarding, curling and skating, get inside the minds of athletes, and explore all things Olympics
Curling at the highest level requires careful calculations and a little finesse with physics.
High-quality beams could be among the first practical applications of the booming field of topological physics
The PyeongChang Winter Games will debut big air snowboarding, where athletes who master the laws of physics will be most likely to medal and avoid injury
A surprising alignment between small satellites of the galaxy Centaurus A challenges the standard model of cosmology
A kitchen science activity from Science Buddies
At the first Science Meets Congress event, Energy Solutions for a Sustainable Future, energy and innovation experts from academia, government and the private sector talked with Scientific American Editor in Chief Mariette DiChristina about American's energy future.
This may be the reason experiments can’t agree on the neutron lifetime, according to a new idea
Suspended in midair like science fiction holograms, a new technology can create high-resolution 3-D light displays. Nature Video finds out how it works.This video was reproduced with permission and was first published on January 24, 2018. It is a Nature Video production.
An analysis of more than 200 earthquakes over the past four centuries concludes there's no connection between moon phases and big earthquakes. Christopher Intagliata reports.
A light-bending science project
How could the oldest black holes have grown so big so early in the universe?
The Axion Dark Matter Experiment just entered the most sensitive phase yet in its search for invisible particles to explain the universe's hidden mass
A stretchy science activity from Science Buddies
Astronomers found that other star systems tend to host similarly sized exoplanets—far different from ours. Christopher Intagliata reports.
A musical science activity from Science Buddies
Getting around the sun in 2017 was a memorable trip.
A playful activity from Science Buddies