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An Alka-Rocket is a rocket powered by effervescent tablets — and some impressive physics and chemistry
Exhaust fumes from oceangoing vessels lead to an almost doubling of lightning activity over shipping lanes compared to adjacent areas of the sea.
Spacetime ripples from a stellar cataclysm in a distant galaxy help explain the cosmic origins of gold, and chart the course for a new age of “multi-messenger” astronomy
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Physicist Erik Verlinde will discuss his and others’ groundbreaking gravitational theories during a live webcast tonight at 7 P.M. Eastern time
The Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded today to Rainer Weiss, Barry Barish and Kip Thorne for their contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves.
Fully opening this new window on the universe will take decades—even centuries
The Nobel Prize in Physics goes to Rainer Weiss, Barry C. Barish and Kip S. Thorne "for decisive contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves".
Three physicists who lead the LIGO experiment, which made the first detection of gravitational waves, will share this year's award
Submerged electric eels lose current to water, so they apparently leap into the air to minimize their contact with water and maximize their shock value.
Astronomers have a new model for the origin of these impossibly primitive cosmic monsters
Physicist Gil Lonzarich has sparked a revolution in the study of phase transitions driven by quantum fluctuations
Black hole merger pinpointed with record accuracy by the LIGO and Virgo observatories
Coffee is unique among artisanal beverages in that the brewer plays a significant role in its quality at the point of consumption
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