Physics

  1. Planets

    Mercury’s magnetic twisters

    The planet's strange atmosphere may have a lot to do with the sun.

    By
  2. Chemistry

    The memory of a material

    A popular polymer can remember what shape it was in.

    By
  3. Physics

    The hottest soup in New York

    A quark-gluon plasma reaches the highest temperature ever measured in a lab.

    By
  4. Health & Medicine

    Making light of sleep

    Teens are prone to sleep problems, but a little sunshine could help.

    By
  5. Tech

    The science of disappearing

    Invisibility cloaks and other new materials that play with light are in the works.

    By
  6. Physics

    Small but WISE

    A new telescope will scan the entire sky and see (infra)red.

    By
  7. Physics

    Scientists explain mystery of triangular snowflakes

    A snowflake's fall helps determine its shape.

    By
  8. Physics

    See Comet Lulin

    By
  9. Physics

    Earth from the inside out

    An invisible particle sheds light on the mysterious interior of the Earth.

    By
  10. Physics

    Hold on to your stars, ladies and gentlemen

    Our galaxy is heavier and spinning much faster than scientists thought.

    By
  11. Tech

    Lighting goes digital

    Brighter and more efficient, LED lights are on the horizon.

    By
  12. Physics

    Explainer: The particle zoo

    Various subatomic particle types are compared to how they oddly relate to animals in a zoo.

    By