Physics

Mysteriously Aligned Black Holes May Shed Light on the Structure of the Universe

We generally don't think of black holes as synchronizing with each other, but in a new study, scientists have found that about a dozen...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 25 April 2016 - 10:50AM

Light Burst from a Black Hole Merger Could Narrow Down Source of Gravitational Waves

In September 2015, two LIGO observatories detected gravitational waves emitted from the merger of binary black holes. Now, NASA is...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 20 April 2016 - 11:29AM

Captain America Would Need a Rocket to Power His Civil War Jump-Kick

In the international trailer for Captain America: Civil War, Steve Rogers does an awesome running jump-kick on top of a car. We've all...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 16 March 2016 - 1:22PM

Watch: The Science-Based Effects Behind Agent Carter's Zero Matter

Agent Carter went full-on hard sci-fi this season with the introduction of Zero Matter, an early version of Marvel's Darkforce, an...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 09 March 2016 - 2:11PM

Scientists Develop a "Death Star" Laser Weapon to Vaporize Killer Asteroids

The Death Star we all know has a tendency to destroy planets, but now scientists are attempting to create a Death Star weapon that...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 04 March 2016 - 2:32PM

Astronomers Pinpoint Source of Multiple Cosmic Radio Bursts

Scientists are getting closer and closer to discovering the nature of those mysterious fast radio bursts (FRBs) that occasionally ping...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 03 March 2016 - 2:45PM

Scott Kelly Is Already Showing Us the Effects of Long-Term Spaceflight on the Human Body

Scott Kelly just came back to Earth from his historic Year in Space, and he's set to undergo extensive medical testing in order to...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 03 March 2016 - 1:03PM

Watch: MIT Physicist Explains the Real-Life Science of the Ghostbusters Proton Pack

The Ghostbusters universe is coming back in full force with the new Paul Feig-directed reboot, and that includes all of the old...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 03 March 2016 - 12:40PM

The Universe May Look Like a Spiderweb of Galaxies Surrounding Massive Dark Voids

What does our Universe look like on a large scale? Multiple studies have found that galaxies make up an astonishingly low portion of...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 02 March 2016 - 5:20PM

Famous Scientists Get Special Powers in Awesome 8-Bit Style Animations

Scientists are already changing the world for the better, so they don't really need to be given superpowers to make them any cooler....

Kieran Dickson
Monday, 29 February 2016 - 4:55PM

Watch: Physicist Brian Greene Explains How Gravitational Waves Were Detected to Stephen Colbert on the Late Show

Perhaps the greatest scientific discovery to take place in the 21st century, the detection of gravitational waves has heralded the...

Zain Charkawi
Saturday, 27 February 2016 - 5:56PM

Scientists Observe Quantum Particles' "Surreal Trajectories" for the First Time

Einstein's "spooky action at a distance" is one of the most paradoxical and confounding aspects of quantum mechanics, but researchers...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 25 February 2016 - 2:34PM

Scientists Have Discovered the Largest Rocky Exoplanet to Date and It’s Even Bigger Than You'd Think

The Kepler Spacecraft has struck again. A group of scientists from the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile in Santiago recently...

Zain Charkawi
Saturday, 20 February 2016 - 8:11PM

A Black Hole in Five Dimensions Would Break Down the Laws of Physics

Scientists recently celebrated the discovery of gravitational waves, which confirmed a key tenet of Einstein's theory of relativity....

Janey Tracey
Friday, 19 February 2016 - 3:09PM

China Just Brought Us One Step Closer to Clean Energy With Huge Nuclear Fusion Breakthrough

One of the biggest problems facing mankind today is the need for clean energy. All of the issues with fossil fuels and other sources...

Zain Charkawi
Thursday, 11 February 2016 - 6:51PM

Watch LIGO's Dazzling Simulations of Merging Black Holes and Gravitational Waves

Today, scientists from the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO) made the historic announcement that they have...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 11 February 2016 - 2:15PM

Breaking: Physicists Confirm Discovery of Gravitational Waves

In one of the most significant scientific discoveries in recent memory, scientists from the the Laser Interferometer Gravitational...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 11 February 2016 - 10:34AM

Scientists Offer Compelling Evidence That Earth is the Result of a Collision Between Two Early Planets

The origins of the moon have been a rather interesting study over the years, as it’s been determined for quite some time that the...

Zain Charkawi
Thursday, 04 February 2016 - 7:00PM

Paul Rudd and Stephen Hawking Face-Off in a Game of Quantum Chess, Narrated by Keanu Reeves

Ant-Man just went up against one of the greatest minds on the planet in a game of quantum chess, in a hilarious and informative new...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 27 January 2016 - 12:55PM

New Theory Suggests Life Could Evolve on Planets Orbiting Black Holes

Even though the movie Interstellar depicted the possibility of habitable planets in orbit around a black hole, it’s been a known...

Zain Charkawi
Thursday, 21 January 2016 - 9:01PM