These deceptively cute purple worms are in fact fearsome predators, launching a net of sticky slime from tiny hoses to capture prey. Scientists are using high-speed cameras to understand how the fluid forces the worm's flexible tubes to oscillate and spray the goo over unlucky insects. "Lens of Time: Velvet Worms—Secret of the Slime” was first published on bioGraphic © 2016, California Academy of Sciences.
An engineering activity
In urban Asian areas myopia among teenagers is topping 90 percent—but foresight may be able to bring those numbers way down.
An unfortunate Science Activity from Science Buddies
The Big Bang Theory writer and executive producer has a hypothesis why physics makes the funniest TV.
A low-pressure science project
It missed the historic discovery, but the Virgo lab in Italy is now primed to extend LIGO’s reach and precision
The amphibians' saliva is what's known as a "shear-thinning fluid," like ketchup—sometimes thick, sometimes thin and flowing. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Physicists harness starlight to support the case for entanglement.
Portals connecting far-distant regions of the universe may not be just the stuff of science fiction, but they probably couldn't be used for interstellar travel
A quantum leap in problem-solving is the only way out of a university’s new LabEscape scenario game
The Antarctica-based observatory has found hints of strange patterns in the ghostly particles' masses
Scientists discovered a frog’s ability to nab an insect in a fraction of a second depends on the fluid mechanics of its spit.
A drone will circle the world’s newest volcanic island, near Japan, to warn of devastating waves
The exit would deal a heavy blow to multibillion-dollar nuclear fusion experiments
A new study reports the compression of hydrogen gas to a metallic state, but skeptics are unconvinced
A speedy science project
Chemists have synthesized the most complex molecular knot ever, using a strand just 192 atoms long. The advance could lead to new tougher materials. Christopher Intagliata reports.
A new public-private partnership is supercharging the race to image habitable exoplanets
Despite a breakthrough discovery by radio astronomers, the decade-long puzzle of elusive “fast radio bursts” is far from being solved