Limitless power with virtually no greenhouse gases or radioactive waste. If that sounds too good to be true, that's because it is. For decades, researchers have looked for ways to control, confine and sustain fusion as an energy source. But…
By Igor Bray for The Conversation
The researchers at CERN managed to isolate several atoms of antimatter, which may clarify a puzzle dating back to The Big Bang.
By Kristin Hugo
Researchers have found an entirely new, extreme type of quasicrystal with an icosahedral -- 20-sided -- symmetry.
By Justin Scuiletti
How good are you at being random? Your unpredictability can aid in a worldwide Bell Test experiment Wednesday to test the laws of quantum mechanics.
By Kristin Hugo
It’s official--the coconut crab has the strongest grip of any animal. Researchers in Japan found that a coconut crab’s pinching power corresponds with its size -- and that force was tremendous.
By Nsikan Akpan
The 2016 Nobel Prize in physics is shared by three scientists -- David Thouless, Duncan Haldane and Michael Kosterlitz -- for theoretical discoveries of topological phase transitions and topological phases of matter. Here's what that means.
By Leigh Anne Tiffany
Nature features breathtaking patterns. Now, physicists based in China have found a way to recreate these natural motifs in 3-D -- using just a little electricity.
By Clara Moskowitz, Scientific American
The second confirmation of ripples in spacetime is announced by astronomers at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO).
Astronomers find a supermassive black hole that stifles star formation by causing galactic warming.
Radioactive stardust confirms the two closest supernovae to ever explode near Earth. The most recent of the pair may have altered human evolution.
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