Fermilab's TeVatron just released the best mass measurement of the W-boson, ever. Here's what doesn't add up.
The surface of asteroid Bennu is more like a plastic ball pit than the Moon.
One single plot of data embodies the most profound thing we know about the stars.
The neutrino is the most ghostly, rarely-interacting particle in all the Standard Model. How well can we truly make "beams" out of them?
The Standard Model may or may not be in trouble, but particle physics definitely needs saving. Here's what the new LHC can do.
If you think ‘particles are matter’ and ‘antiparticles are antimatter,’ think again. In this Universe, there are certain rules that have never been observed to be broken. Some of these […]
The photometric filters for the Vera Rubin Observatory are complete and showcase why they are indispensable for astronomy.
For the cosmos, it’s all too easy being green. Stars come in a wide variety of colors, but never green. Stars form in a wide variety of sizes, colors and masses, […]
“Think defensively about how you can protect yourself from an almost inevitable attack, rather than assuming you’ll avoid harm.”
The bizarre discovery could pave the way for advances in regenerative medicine for humans.
Why are the rest masses of fundamental particles related like this? When it comes to the nature of matter in the Universe, the Standard Model describes the known elementary particles perfectly […]
"It's kind of like a Fitbit in your skull with tiny wires," Musk said.
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The Baltic nation rolls out an unlikely tourist attraction: 47 weird ice cream flavors.
It peaks the nights of August 11–13, but it’s no longer the year’s most reliable meteor shower. Every year, beginning in mid-July, planet Earth commences passing through an enormous debris […]
You're always in control of your breath.
Planets are either rocky, like Earth, or gas-rich, like Neptune, with no in-between. What are the different types of planets that exist in the Universe? If all you could see […]
Every December, the Geminid meteor shower reaches its peak. Its 2021 show will be spectacular, but only if you do it right.
Most of us will never run a 4 minute mile. But on a bicycle, almost anyone can do it. As human beings, we often take for granted how our bodies work. […]
The way to understand the earliest moments of creation is to recreate those conditions and study them. Why would we stop now?
More energy means more potential for discovery, but we’re topped out. If your goal is to discover something completely novel, you have to look in a way that no one else […]
Find out the truth for yourself. If this past year has shown us anything, it’s how thoroughly we rely on high-quality expertise. As the COVID-19 pandemic swept the globe, it […]
When you mix science with speculation, you get speculation. But the underlying science is still real. Whenever you hear the phrase, “it’s just a theory,” it should trigger alarm bells in […]
Learning styles are supposed to help learners take ownership of their education, but research doesn’t back up this well-intentioned myth.
We need more and better data to know, but that’s exactly what’s coming. Over the past few decades, a number of important advances have helped revolutionize our picture of the Universe. […]
Migrating our planet to a safer orbit might be the only way to preserve Earth after all the ice melts.