It’s 2018. Here Are Six Scientific Mysteries We Still Haven’t Solved.

Science has come a long way. But we still don't understand everything about our universe — or ourselves.

January 2, 2018

Dust Collisions Could Transport Microbial Life to Other Planets

"What my calculations show is that one would need just a vanishingly small concentration [of life] at 150 kilometers altitude for my mechanism to work."

December 30, 2017

New Device Lets Scientists Explore Physics Near Absolute Zero

Pushing physics to its absolute limits.

December 28, 2017

Researchers Stumble Upon a New Type of Quantum Material

Researchers were working on a completely unrelated set of problems when they noticed the mass went from "1,000 times the mass of an electron to zero."

December 27, 2017

Rethinking Aliens: We Found Life in a Place Once Considered Sterile

Could frozen planets host hardy alien life under the polar ice?

December 27, 2017

Fourteen Ways Our Perception of the Universe Changed Forever in 2017

The universe will never be the same.

December 26, 2017

Physicists Have Discovered a Way to Track Unobserved Quantum Particles

Welcome to the "forbidden domain" of quantum mechanics.

December 24, 2017

Scientists Demonstrate One of the Largest Quantum Simulators yet, With 51 Atoms

A new technique manipulates atoms into antiferromagnetic state.

December 23, 2017

Physicists Overturn a 100-Year-Old Assumption on How Brains Work

This is how neurons actually fire.

December 22, 2017

New Superconducting Magnet Smashes World Record

"This is a transformational step in magnet technology, a true revolution in the making."

December 19, 2017
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