Physics

Mysterious Origin of the Moon Finally Explained by Strange New Synestia Theory

Plenty of planets have moons, but our Moon is special for a couple of major reasons--including the fact that it's proportionally...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 28 February 2018 - 12:11PM

Universal Expansion Is Speeding Up and It's Blowing Scientists' Minds

The universe is expanding; we've known this for almost a century. (Edwin Hubble is usually given credit for that.) But let's...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 23 February 2018 - 11:29AM

Scientists Discover Black Holes That Erase Your Past

In season five of the modern Doctor Who, The Doctor comes across a crack in space and time that absorbs people, objects – even...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 - 9:09AM

Interview: Jack Murphy Discusses Nikola Tesla's Death Ray and Mysterious Death

On January 8, 1943, inventor Nikola Tesla was found dead in room 3327 in Manhattan's New Yorker Hotel where he spent the last years...

K.S. Anthony
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 - 3:04PM

SpaceX's Falcon Heavy Could Mine Thousands of Distant Asteroids

Elon Musk recently checked an item off the bucket list when his commercial space company, SpaceX, launched the enormous Falcon Heavy...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 19 February 2018 - 11:11AM

Astonishing Image of a Single Atom Wins Student UK Photo Prize

The invisible world of electrons, protons, and neutrons is frustratingly difficult to grasp--most of us probably stopped thinking...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 14 February 2018 - 11:43AM

Why Scientists Can't Find a 'Theory of Everything'

Scientists have been trying to create a unified theory of everything for the past couple centuries, but it seems like the best...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 08 January 2018 - 11:42AM

Scientists Just Found Proof of a Fourth Dimension

What is the fourth dimension?   It depends on who you talk to--some people think it's the dimension of time, like in Donnie Darko....

Chris Mahon
Monday, 08 January 2018 - 10:39AM

There Was No Big Bang—A Black Hole Created Our Universe, Scientists Claim

Between Elon Musk's claim that we're all living in the Matrix and the idea that the inside of the Earth is populated by aliens, there...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 03 January 2018 - 10:35AM

Elon Musk Trolls Californians Who Were, Like, Totally, Confused By SpaceX Launch

Elon Musk took to Twitter last night to poke fun at the scores of Californians baffled by the launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.

K.S. Anthony
Saturday, 23 December 2017 - 10:54AM

Cronus Rising: This Blinking Star May Keep Eating its Planets

Star RZ Piscium is garnering attention for odd behavior that suggests it might be devouring its planetary babies,

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 22 December 2017 - 10:25AM

Is This Unidentified Cosmic String In Milky Way Actually a Star Gate?

Last year, scientists discovered a mysterious, snake-like filament was probing a giant black hole at the center of our galaxy. Now the...

Justin Joffe
Friday, 22 December 2017 - 10:04AM

Harbinger Of Doom? Asteroid Looks Like Human Skull

Three years ago on Halloween, a 2,100-foot-wide asteroid came just within 300,000 miles of Earth—the closest an object of that size...

Justin Joffe
Thursday, 21 December 2017 - 10:41AM

We Just Discovered an Entirely New Form of Matter

When it comes to scientific discoveries, kids of the future have it rough. Right now, students have to memorize three or four states...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 11 December 2017 - 10:10AM

How a Watch Saved the Apollo 13 Mission

Everyone remembers "the scene." Ever since Apollo 13 hit theaters in 1995, everyone remembers the moment when the team has to fire...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 29 November 2017 - 11:18AM

This Could Be the Breakthrough Black Hole Research Has Been Waiting For

One of the most mysterious phenomena in the universe, black holes are the subject as much debate as they are fascination for science....

Ian S.
Wednesday, 22 November 2017 - 2:27PM

This Solar Storm Could Cause $10 Trillion in Damage

It's not a question of if--it's a question of when. As our technology continues to advance, we're becoming increasingly vulnerable to...

Ian S.
Monday, 13 November 2017 - 2:16PM

This Is When 'Star Wars' Took Place, According to Physics

For over 40 years now, fans have been entranced by the simple story framing the beginning of every Star Wars movie. The assurance...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 07 November 2017 - 10:37AM

We Just Discovered Time Travel May Actually Be Possible

For over a century now, mankind has debated whether or not time travel is possible — now, we may have an answer. We'd all love the...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 01 November 2017 - 11:01AM

YouTuber Creates Plasma Coil Bottle Launcher And Now We Want One

YouTuber NightHawkInLight has created an insanely cool-looking, propane-powered plastic soda bottle launcher, that, predictably, is...

K.S. Anthony
Tuesday, 10 October 2017 - 2:39PM