Researchers have found tectonic features on the ocean floor off the Alaska coast similar to those that drove the 2011 earthquake in Japan
New observations of stars orbiting the Milky Way’s central giant black hole confirm Einstein’s theory yet again
In advance of the big solar eclipse on August 21, author and journalist David Baron talks about his new book American Eclipse: A Nation's Epic Race to Catch the Shadow of the Moon and Win the Glory of the World.
A new technology for detecting neutrinos represents a “monumental” advance for science
In the shadow of the Large Hadron Collider, six teams are competing to answer one of the universe’s deepest existential questions
A spinning science activity
The first total solar eclipse to cross the U.S. from coast to coast in 99 years is not only a must-see spectacle but also a valuable scientific opportunity
New results suggest free-floating giant planets are less common than previously believed, but hint at vast numbers of smaller castaway worlds
Researchers create a bizarre effect once thought to only occur in intense gravitational fields
Topological effects might be hiding inside perfectly ordinary materials, waiting to reveal bizarre new particles or bolster quantum computing
Scientists aren’t yet certain that electrons and their relatives are violating the Standard Model of particle physics, but the evidence is mounting
The hunt for the missing flight MH370 plane maps a largely unexplored part of the Indian Ocean's seafloor
A kitchen science project
A laboratory buried nearly a mile beneath South Dakota is at the forefront of a global push for subterranean science
The discovery could offer fresh insight into how fundamental forces bind together subatomic particles
A hidden population of black holes born less than one second after the big bang could solve the mystery of dark matter
Whether lightning rods should have rounded or pointy ends became a point of contention between rebellious Americans and King George III.
A dense science project
Quantum bits, aka qubits, can simultaneously encode 0 and 1. But multicolored photons could enable even more states to exist at the same time, ramping up computing power. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Physicists have exploited the laws of quantum mechanics to send information without transmitting a signal. But have they, really?