Exotic subatomic particle confirmed at Large Hadron Collider after earlier false sightings
Early magnetism could have helped create conditions to support life
A new experiment releases more energy than is pumped into fuel—a major milestone—but a long journey still remains for sustainable energy from fusion
Tricks common to animals ranging from whales to insects could inspire designs for air and water vehicles
Change ringing, in which a band of ringers plays long sequences of permutations on a set of peal bells, is a little-known but surprisingly rich and beautiful acoustical application of mathematics
Maybe unifying the forces of nature isn't quite as hard as physicists thought it would be
Increasing atmospheric carbon from burned fossil fuels will make historic dating more difficult
We've put robots on both the moon and mars, but scientists have never tried to soft-land a robot on a comet--until now. In this episode of The Countdown, we cover everything you need to know about the European Space Agency's groundbreaking Rosetta mission.
Scientists in Singapore have discovered a way to make objects disappear from view by bending light around them. The technology has potential for use in the military and for surveillance, but could also be applied for other purposes such as disguising unsightly objects on buildings.
The grandson of the great physicist Niels Bohr describes the scientist’s life and work
Upgrades to the Large Hadron Collider during its long shutdown will hopefully give it the power to discover new physics
These particles should not have mass, but they do. By sending neutrinos through the ground from Illinois to Minnesota, physicists hope to learn why
We take for granted that we exist as 3-D beings in a 3-D universe, but physicists suggest that our world is just the projection of a reality written in 2-D. Scientific American editor Michael Moyer explains.
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Astronomers just spotted auroras on a brown dwarf for the first time, but this is just the latest case of known extraterrestrial auroras
Nature Video finds out how to levitate objects using sound waves. Scientists can float objects in mid-air, using just the power of sound. Now, using ultrasonic speakers, they can levitate things with more control than ever before, moving small objects in three dimensions even with the whole array turned upside down. They have also developed virtual ‘holograms’ to visualise how the shapes made by the sound waves can ‘grab’ objects.This article was reproduced with permission and was first published on Oct 27, 2015. It is a Nature Video production.
A young science writer undertakes a quest to discover the underpinnings of what’s real in the universe through encounters with London rats and ontic structural realists