Physics

The New Horizons Spacecraft Is Closing in on Ultima Thule for a 'Historic' Flyby

Earlier this year, NASA announced that the next stop for the New Horizons spacecraft after Pluto would be Ultima Thule, a distant...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 26 October 2018 - 1:43PM

Astronomers Have Found a Way to Spot Supermassive Black Hole Mergers

We've said this before, but we'll say it again: black holes are weird. Stephen Hawking once thought they were gateways to another...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 24 October 2018 - 1:59PM

Stephen Hawking's Last Paper Tried to Solve the 'Information Paradox' of Black Holes

Stephen Hawking apparently spent his last days sorting through some of the biggest, most mind-blowing problems in science, including...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 24 October 2018 - 1:22PM

Physicists Created A 'Mysterious Waveform' Matter To Study Gravitational Waves

There was a time when physics experiments could be carried out with two weighted balls and a tower in Pisa (although Galileo's famous...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 19 October 2018 - 12:51PM

Most Detailed View of Electrons Ever Captured Proves That They Are, In Fact, Round

If someone asked you to draw an electron, what shape would your masterpiece take? Physicists recently used lasers in an experiment to...

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 18 October 2018 - 11:13AM

'The Mountain' from 'Game of Thrones' Is Being Used to Test How Much Gravity Humans Can Withstand

In Westeros, Ser Gregor "The Mountain" Clegane is famous for being stupidly strong, but we didn't expect the real-life...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 02 October 2018 - 11:40AM

We Have A New Map Of Dark Matter In The Universe... But It Doesn't Match The Last One

A few years ago, the Planck survey gave scientists a picture of where dark matter might be lurking across the universe. That survey...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 01 October 2018 - 12:05PM

Mars For Sale: These Astrophysicists Are Selling Martian Dirt To NASA – But When Can We Expect To Buy Our Own?

You can walk into a store or museum right now and buy a meteorite for a couple bucks, but the odds of getting your hands on a pack of...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 01 October 2018 - 11:46AM

Flatter Earth: The Large Hadron Collider Could Shrink Our Planet To The Size Of A Football Field According To Martin Rees

One of the most-hyped fears about the Large Hadron Collider before it was first turned on was the theory that it might inadvertently...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 01 October 2018 - 11:07AM

Doctor Strangelove, Or: How We Learned That Bombs We Drop On Earth Can Be Felt In Space According To New Research

Los Alamos scientists joked about the Manhattan Project's nuclear bomb test setting the Earth's atmosphere on fire, but it turns out...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 28 September 2018 - 11:56AM

Mysterious Particles Coming From the Ground in Antarctica Have Physicists Puzzled

The most basic thing we know about cosmic rays are that they are supposed to enter the Earth from space, not the other way around....

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 27 September 2018 - 11:45AM

Astronomers Spot An 'Earth-Sized Clump of Matter' Hurtling Into A Black Hole At 30% Of The Speed Of Light

Whether it involves warping space-time so much that you can effectively time travel or bringing a 'dead' star back to life, black...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 21 September 2018 - 1:23PM

A New Study Claims the Strongest Material in the Universe May Be 'Nuclear Pasta'

When Stephen Hawking coined the term "spaghettification" to describe what happens when you're sucked into a black hole, we doubt he...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 19 September 2018 - 1:05PM

New Quantum Principle Suggesting Objects Can be Two Temperatures Simultaneously Rivals 'Schrodinger's Cat'

If Breaking Bad did anything for science literacy, it was introducing the name 'Heisenberg' into pop culture. For those of you who...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 18 September 2018 - 11:47AM

Neil deGrasse Tyson Defends Space Force on 'The Late Show', Saying Science and War Have Always Been Intertwined

To most people, Neil deGrasse Tyson is the cool uncle of popular science: he's humorous, wacky, and a little wise. In fact, he's the...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 13 September 2018 - 10:03AM

Quantum Physics Has Finally Solved the Chicken/Egg Debate

It's a quandary that seems to have been around since the dawn of time (though it has its actual origins in Ancient Greece), yet...

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 06 September 2018 - 1:44PM

A New Experiment Will Attempt to Find the Fifth Universal Force: the "Dark Force"

In 1977, Star Wars: A New Hope taught us about the Dark Side of the Force. Now, in a weird bit of synchronicity, The Guardian writes...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 04 September 2018 - 1:54PM

New Geological Evidence Suggests Earth's Magnetic Poles Could Flip at Any Time

For the past few years, scientists have waffled between warning that the Earth's magnetic poles could flip at any time (with...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 23 August 2018 - 11:46AM

MIT Scientists Finally Figure Out the "Spaghetti Problem" That Baffled a Nobel Prize-Winner

Ever since Richard Feynman spent an evening in his kitchen with a bag of spaghetti rods, the infamous "spaghetti mystery" has haunted...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 14 August 2018 - 12:17PM

Russian Physicists Prove The Great Pyramids Of Giza Can Focus Electromagnetic Energy Like An Ancient Egyptian Tesla Coil

Get ready to add more fuel to the conspiracists' campfire – scientists just discovered that the Great Pyramid of Giza has the...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 14 August 2018 - 11:31AM