Physics

A Gigantic Solar Flare Disrupted Radio Communications on Earth

Not to scare you, but if anything were to take out our means of worldwide communication, like, say, an enormous solar flare, we'd all...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 07 September 2017 - 7:27PM

Three Big Ways 'The Expanse' Does Science Right

Syfy's The Expanse has won praise from fans and critics for being one of the most scientifically rigorous sci-fi shows on TV, to the...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 01 September 2017 - 5:50PM

Black Holes Outside Our Galaxy are Moving in 'Weird and Exciting' Ways

Last year's discovery of gravitational waves rocked the field of astronomy, and since then, researchers have pored over the strange...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 23 August 2017 - 7:45PM

The Solar Eclipse Is Causing Weird Changes in the Sun's Magnetic Field

The day has finally come. August 21st, 2017, the great American total solar eclipse. Millions across the country are flocking to bear...

Chelsea Gohd
Monday, 21 August 2017 - 12:31PM

Watch the US Navy Test Out Their Giant, Long-Range Electromagnetic Railgun

The idea of electromagnetic projectile weapons that fire ammunition without the need of conventional gunpowder has shown up in...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 16 August 2017 - 11:00AM

Quantum Computers May Become Weapons of Mass Destruction, Claims Top Physicist

It's kind of fun that we're at the point now that binary computers are being called "classical computers" by industry experts.A recent...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 14 August 2017 - 10:08AM

Titan's Alien Lakes Might Be Perfect Landing Spots for Colonization Probes

Titan, Saturn’s largest Moon, has the potential to be an ideal location for human colonization and exploration within our Solar...

Chelsea Gohd
Wednesday, 12 July 2017 - 2:52PM

Watch What Happens When Lightning Misses the Earth

If you sat down to draw a lightning bolt, it would probably look like it’s facing down, reminiscent of Harry Potter’s scar. But...

Chelsea Gohd
Wednesday, 28 June 2017 - 12:31PM

Scientists Discover That Light Can Behave Like a Liquid

It's no secret that light is made up of waves, specifically electromagnetic waves. It has also been known for some time now that...

Chelsea Gohd
Friday, 09 June 2017 - 2:43PM

Top Questions From Our "Science of Star Wars" Panel at Silicon Valley Comic-Con

When you wade into the Star Wars fandom and ask the hard-hitting questions (Why does C-3PO have a red arm in TFA? What's Palpatine's...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 26 April 2017 - 3:30PM

Top 5 Science Videos From This Week: Bill Nye, Black Holes, and Robots

Let's be honest here: science is always better in video form. Whether it's watching a glowing nuclear reactor or checking out a...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 21 April 2017 - 1:43PM

Watch What Happens When a Star Meets a Black Hole

Ever since Soundgarden's hit song, people have wondered what a "black hole sun" would look like. And the answer is actually pretty...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 17 April 2017 - 12:21PM

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

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