Stephen Hawking overcame the loss of his working limbs and voice to become the best-known theoretical physicist of his era, upending the scientific consensus that nothing escapes the intense gravity of black holes. Earning countless honors, he used his fame…
By Miles O'Brien
When skating on less than two inches of frozen water, plan ahead, be prepared and make sure it is the right kind of ice.
By Julia Griffin
An engineer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology wants to explore the cosmos with CubeSats and ion engines inspired by static electricity.
By Nsikan Akpan
On Monday, a team of scientists carted the mummy of a five-year-old girl off for a 24-hour session with a particle accelerator.
By Fedor Kossakovski
By Marc-Antoine Fardin, The Conversation
A liquid is traditionally defined as a material that adapts its shape to fit a container. Under certain conditions, cats seem to fit this definition.
Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson have won the 2017 Nobel Prize in chemistry for developing a way to image biomolecules at cold temperatures.
By Nsikan Akpan
For those unable to visit a spot on the 3,000-mile-long, 70-mile-wide path of totality, you’re in luck. In partnership with NOVA, NewsHour will be streaming the solar eclipse event all afternoon.
By Nsikan Akpan, Julia Griffin
If you plan to join the 5,000-year-old tradition of eclipse watching next Monday, here are five things you need to remember.
An international team has tipped the debate on the origins of the solar system with the discovery of one of the oldest known asteroid families.
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