Physics

Incredible Footage From These Atomic Blasts Was Almost Lost Forever

Imagine dropping 44 million tons of radioactive dynamite on a piece of ocean, watching the 8-mile-high mushroom cloud rise into the...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 16 March 2017 - 3:25PM

Astronomers Have Discovered a Tatooine-Like Star System

It looks like Star Wars may not have taken place so far, far away after all. Scientists have just announced a star system that is...

Johnny Brayson
Monday, 27 February 2017 - 9:47PM

CERN's Large Hadron Collider May Have Just Disproved the Existence of Ghosts

Even before Bill Murray and his friends broke into the scene with proton packs and a hit theme song, scientists have struggled to...

Devin Klos
Friday, 24 February 2017 - 1:22PM

Check Out the Trailer for Bill Nye’s New Netflix Show, "Bill Nye Saves the World"

Bill Nye is back, and he’s out to save the world! If you, like many modern grown-ups, owe your love of science and critical...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 08 February 2017 - 12:18PM

New Evidence Persuades Scientists That the Universe Is a 'Hologram'

Though the 3-D TV may be dead, understanding how 3D works might be the key to understanding the origins of our universe. According to...

Devin Klos
Monday, 30 January 2017 - 4:21PM

Scientists Just Discovered a New State of Matter, Called 'Time Crystals'

In what may represent a unique breakthrough in how we understand the universe, scientists have uncovered the existence of a new form...

Devin Klos
Monday, 30 January 2017 - 2:04PM

Top 12 Coolest Science Moments From 2016

People complain about it being 2016 and not having hoverboards yet, but there's no question anymore: we're living in the future....

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 27 December 2016 - 5:15PM

CERN Scientists Directly Interact with Antimatter for the First Time

Today, after 20 years or research, CERN's ALPHA collaboration has announced the very first measurement of a spectral line in an...

Noelle Phansalkar
Monday, 26 December 2016 - 11:41AM

Superluminous Supernova Found to Be a Black Hole

ASASSN-25lh, a massive explosion detected in 2015, was first classified as a superluminous supernova - more specifically, the...

Noelle Phansalkar
Thursday, 15 December 2016 - 5:13PM

A Dying Star Foreshadows Earth's Demise

A spectacular celestial event might may foreshadow an ominous fate for Earth. Leen Decin, professor at the KU Leuven Institute of...

Noelle Phansalkar
Tuesday, 13 December 2016 - 3:51PM

Researchers Claim Parallel Universes Interact with Each Other

Parallel universes are generally understood as just that: parallel. By definition, they don't impact each other, because they never...

Noelle Phansalkar
Monday, 28 November 2016 - 5:20PM

TED Ed: How Einstein Revolutionized Our View of The Universe in One 'Miracle Year'

What made Albert Einstein a synonym for "absolute genius"? You've no doubt heard the phrases "special relativity" and "E equals MC...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 25 November 2016 - 3:33PM

Is the Death Star Big Enough to Create Its Own Gravity?

If you didn't make it to Outer Places' panel on the science of Star Wars this year at Comic-Con, here's the next best thing: a video...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 04 November 2016 - 2:15PM

The James Webb Space Telescope is Finally Complete

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) was conceptualized two decades ago and has faced setbacks that have changed it’s estimated...

Zain Charkawi
Thursday, 03 November 2016 - 7:37PM

According to Two PhDs, Scientists Already Have the Genophage from Mass Effect

We've spoken in the past about Mass Effect's use of quantum entanglement to create a communicator that can transmit messages securely...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 10 October 2016 - 2:05PM

A New Experiment Just Teleported a Particle and Pioneered the Quantum Internet

Before we're flooded with quotations of "Beam me up, Scotty" (and the obnoxious people who know it's actually "Scotty, beam me up"),...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 27 September 2016 - 1:29PM

Could The Flash Launch a Rocket Out of Earth's Atmosphere?

Ridiculously nerdy question of the day: if The Flash acted as rocket fuel by literally running out the back of a rocket, could he...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 05 September 2016 - 2:20PM

Juno’s First Flyby Reveals Jupiter’s North Pole is Like Nothing We’ve Ever Imagined

NASA has just received the first data and images of Jupiter’s north pole from the Juno spacecraft, and what they’ve found is...

Zain Charkawi
Friday, 02 September 2016 - 3:15PM

The Observable Universe is 320 Million Light-Years Smaller Than We Previously Believed

The Planck satellite has recently gathered data that has led to some new calculations regarding the size of the observable universe....

Zain Charkawi
Saturday, 27 August 2016 - 4:06PM

Here's Why Lightsabers Don't Burn Your Hands Off

As we all know, in the Star Wars universe people get their hands cut off--a lot. So much, in fact, that it's become more of a running...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 26 August 2016 - 2:15PM