Space agency takes a hard look at plans for its next big space observatory
Once thought to be a “supervoid” this anomalously cold region of the sky mystifies scientists, who continue to develop wild new explanations
A heat-trapping science project
New results from the gravitational wave observatory hint that black holes move in mysterious ways
Findings could improve scanning of proteins, viruses and bacteria
Verizon’s director of network planning, Sanyogita Shamsunder, talks with Scientific American's Larry Greenemeier about the coming 5G and EM-spectrum-based communications in general.
A new study sheds light on how damaging black holes can be to the habitability of planets throughout the Milky Way and the universe
Most of the Milky Way’s antimatter may come from the explosive collisions of white dwarf stars
A new observing campaign aims to understand a star that some have suggested might even host an alien civilization
A zippy science activity
A surprising connection between cosmology and quantum mechanics could unveil the secrets of space and time
After learning how the waterway transports a billion tons of sediment into the sea each year, scientists built a tool that may help predict the inundations that impact some 80 million people.
Scientist and author Gregory Benford discusses his latest book, The Berlin Project
When tiny particles of space debris slam into satellites, the collision could cause the emission of hardware-frying radiation. Christopher Intagliata reports.
The winner of the 2017 Discovery Prize discusses his work watching electrons moving through molecules
A novel system could provide more reliable, localized landslide-risk estimates and thus more trustworthy warnings to residents
Weapons-grade fuel in a nuclear reactor emits a steady rate of telltale antineutrinos that could be detected by a newly designed portable device
A series of odd findings have theorists hoping for new particles
An earthshaking science activity
A new experiment to measure the behavior of muons in magnetic fields could reveal unknown particles