Pictures created from old observations show the void’s stormy evolution over the past decade
The Chinese JUNO experiment will aim to answer a mystery about the particles’ mass
Pumping cheap iron-oxide-rich red bricks with specific vapors that form polymers enables the bricks to become electrical-charge-storage devices.
A downsized version of the company’s Sycamore chip performed a record-breaking simulation of a chemical reaction
Astronomers observed an odd triple-star system that offers clues about misaligned planetary orbits. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Capable of connecting eight or more users across distances of 17 kilometers, the demonstration is another milestone toward developing a fully quantum Internet
The former front-runner in the lunar space race aims to rekindle its exploration after nearly half a century
How quantum mechanics gives me a refuge from reality
New research shows how a laser-based system can help detect mosquito movements
Aliens? Or a chunk of solid hydrogen? Which idea makes less sense?
A statistical study of more than 8,000 compositions shows how the flow of time distinguishes music from noise
A laboratory demonstration of the classic “Wigner’s friend” thought experiment could overturn cherished assumptions about reality
Scientists determined that “lava world” exoplanets do not derive their brightness from molten rock but possibly get it from reflective metallic clouds. Christopher Intagliata reports...
The story of a macroscopic quantum system and a mathematical odyssey
A world-famous scientist is depicted with a nuance befitting both her achievements and her struggles
Experiments at the Large Hadron Collider suggest that muons and other “second-generation particles” obtain their mass from interacting with the Higgs, further strengthening the Standard Model...
Rather than undergoing active chameleonlike color changes, glass frogs’ translucency allows light to bounce from their background and go through them—making their apparent color close to their setting...
Science in meter and verse
Radioactive plutonium is crucial for keeping this and other power-hungry deep-space missions warm and working for years on end