Scientists may have found a new crack in our understanding of the universe.
How they huddle is so mathematically perfect that mathematicians can’t design a better way themselves.
Scientists first theorized about the waves 220 years ago. In June, they finally found solid evidence.
“It’s like if they had a cow and a giraffe make a baby.”
A new theory of the universe’s structure might offer the most plausible alternative yet to dark matter.
Organisms that don’t follow the herd may not be stragglers, but nature’s way of hedging its bets.
Microbes are turning up deep beneath the ocean floor, a sign that life might have fewer limits than scientists once thought.
What happens when you stack logs in a fireplace and drop a match? Some of the smartest machines have no idea.
Microbes in our gut are key to staying healthy, but scientists are coming to realize that isn’t the case for all animals.
The Swiss physicist Nicolas Gisin is using an old form of math to rethink the very basics of what we know about time.
Your bedroom mirror does the trick in the morning, but for scientists studying gravitational waves, even the tiniest of imperfections can make a huge difference.
Scientists have struggled to develop new antibiotics. Enter: the machines.
How scientists plan to set up two black holes and a wormhole on an ordinary tabletop
A surprising star collision is making scientists rethink what they know about the universe.
AI excels at following human commands. That may be a problem.
Some seismologists think two massive anomalies under Africa and the Pacific are made of ancient, smoldering rock.
Describing neutrino oscillations is notoriously tricky. The search for a shortcut led to unexpected places.
Google says it has reached a major computational milestone. IBM says not so fast.
Filtering out distractions might be more important for the brain than highlighting important information.
The object might be as massive as 100 suns—if it even exists.