Omid Kokabee, who became seriously ill while serving time on controversial treason charges, will be allowed to leave the country
Labs are vying to build ever-bigger colliders against a backdrop of uncertainty about particle physics
A bursting science project
A black hole analogue, which traps sound instead of light, generates "Hawking radiation," a key prediction by the theoretical physicist. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Could mirror molecules in space help explain why life prefers molecules with a single-handedness?
Excitement rises over chance of new physics from particle du jour
IceCube observatory reports null result in search for particle
A curious signal of a potentially revolutionary new particle detected last year turned out to be a fluke
The science of Luke Aikins’ 7,600-meter free fall into a net
A thermal spike linked to the solar system’s largest storm explains weather on gas-giant planets
Jim Papadopoulos has spent a lifetime pondering the maths of bikes in motion. Now his work has found fresh momentum
Experiment hints we sense light’s tiniest specks “at the threshold of imagination”
A model of the dolphin vocal apparatus shows that they need a coating of mucus to produce their distinctive sounds.
A fun robotics activity—powered by vibration
Before it died barely a month after launch, the Hitomi spacecraft spied interesting effects of black holes on the Perseus cluster of galaxies
The enhanced ultrafast camera is three billion times faster than the one on an iPhone, the researchers say
After a do-or-die engine burn the second spacecraft ever to orbit Jupiter is preparing to revolutionize our view of the giant planet
Poised to enter Jovian orbit on July 4, the NASA spacecraft is set to probe the gas giant’s deepest mysteries
A buzzworthy science activity
LIGO researcher Nergis Mavalvala talks about measuring spacetime shifts from the gravitational superpowers at the center of galaxies