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
A bouncing project from Science Buddies
New techniques reveal how supermassive black holes shred entire stars
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