It’s been more than 50 years since there was a female winner. We look back at the life and legacy of Maria Goeppert Mayer, the winner in 1963
Giant observatory announces long-awaited result
A new study hints that the most energetic particles ever seen come from far beyond the Milky Way.
Latest big tremor could be linked to major earthquake earlier this month
The largest experiment ever to probe these mysterious particles could point the way to new physics
A new, low-cost technique could reveal objects shrouded in mist or dust
A second jolt felt minutes after this month's detonation continues to confound researchers
A vaporizing science project
Tropical cyclones like Irene are predicted to be more powerful this year, thanks to natural conditions, but researchers disagree on how to rate that intensity
A star that appeared and then vanished in A.D. 1437 was an explosion in a binary star system—which now reveals clues about the life cycle of certain stars. Christopher Intagliata reports.
A noisy science project from Science Buddies
A mathematician and her collaborators figured out how to predict electrons’ behavior by studying the mathematics of waves
Warmer water boosts fishes' demand for oxygen—and their bodies may shrink in response. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Gossip over colliding neutron stars has astronomers in a tizzy
Simulations follow how swirls in a fluid transfer and dissipate energy
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
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