Short films about exploding stars and subatomic particles top the list of prizewinners from the annual Quantum Shorts contest
Researchers have trotted out data that show a combination of whipping and stomping forces is what causes laces to unravel without warning. Karen Hopkin reports.
A better understanding of this pedestrian problem could lead to improved surgeons’ knots and fibers
A light-scattering science project
Physicists try to rebuild the laws of heat and energy for processes at a quantum scale
The billion-solar-mass object is the largest runaway black hole ever seen
The ALMA radio observatory has seen young spiral galaxies in unprecedented detail from 12 billion light-years away
A spinning science activity
Researchers measured the intensity of the universe's ultraviolet background radiation, and say it may be strong enough to strip small galaxies of star-forming gas. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Hidden, impermanent balances in nature have shaped the history of physics, and could determine our universe’s future
Researchers used ancient climate cycles to confirm the solar system’s chaotic planetary orbits. An Earth–Mars collision is one distant outcome. Julia Rosen reports.
Two U.S. detectors will soon be joined by an instrument in Italy that could help solve the mystery of where gravitational waves originate
A new study finds the mysterious substance was at most a minor constituent of large galaxies in the early universe
Bizarre forms of matter called time crystals were supposed to be physically impossible. Now they’re not
Physicists demonstrate the first single-atom magnetic storage
What appears to be accepted science in the courtroom may not be accepted science among scientists.
Diamond-based imaging system uses magnetic resonance of electrons to detect charged atoms
The gravitational waves found last year were short compared with the monster waves that could be turned up by what's called Pulsar Timing Arrays.
A replica of the famous Lascaux Cave’s ice age artwork has opened after the original was closed to the public
The finding will help scientists more accurately model the planet’s geodynamic processes