Instead of pulling us to the top or bottom, the force of gravity pulls us to the middle of the Earth.
Whether or not you’ve ever used the word flutter, you’ve encountered the phenomenon – in flags, airplanes, bridges and more. Mathematicians are still figuring out exactly why and how this happens.
The famous cosmologist was closely identified with black holes due to his revolutionary theoretical work explaining some of their mysterious properties.
Hawking's most famous book, A Brief History of Time, sold 10 million copies and was translated into 40 languages, skyrocketing to the top of the bestseller lists in the US and UK.
To stay up, the bird must overcome gravity with a force called 'lift'.
A basketball computer program simulates millions of trajectories in search of the ideal shot.
Through abstraction, the underlying essence of a mathematical concept can be extracted.
By figuring out fission, physicists were able to split uranium atoms and release massive amounts of energy. This Manhattan Project work paved the way both for atomic bombs and nuclear power reactors.
Deep underground, scientists research subatomic particles from space in a bid to understand the building blocks of our universe.
Packed venues, rock star status. What makes some scientists so damned marketable?
Ig Nobels reward research that first makes you laugh and then makes you think. Investigating the internet meme of fluid felines fits the bill – and adds to the physics field of rheology.
Marie Skłodowska Curie was born 150 years ago and is still the only female scientist many people can name.
Gathering data and testing teachers' knowledge allows researchers to develop scientifically-grounded advice for teacher education institutions.
Simulations in a special chamber suggest how the Mars landscape could have been shaped under certain conditions.
Hawking proved that the Big Bang was physically possible.
Cosmologists are heading back to their chalkboards as the experiments designed to figure out what this unknown 84 percent of our universe actually is come up empty.
A LIGO team member describes how the detection of a gravitational wave from a new source – merging neutron stars – vaults astronomy into a new era of 'multi-messenger' observations.
The gravitational wave itself is the least exciting part of the announcement from LIGO and Virgo. Observing this new source answers many longstanding questions.
We've all seen videos of satellites being blasted off into space - but once they're locked in orbit around the earth, how do we bring them back down?
The science behind why what your barista achieves at the cafe tastes better than what you can come up with at home.