Are molecules, chairs, genes and humans really just the sum of their physical parts? A team of philosophers are trying to find out.
A swarm of honeybees can provide valuable lessons about how a group of many individuals can work together to accomplish a task, even with no one in charge. Roboticists are taking notes.
There is a massive black hole in the center of the Milky Way galaxy. Measurements of star orbits near this black hole suggest that there may be a second companion black hole nearby.
Nobel Prizes in science are usually given for revolutionary ideas that change our perception of the universe. But this year's chemistry prize was awarded to inventors of a revolutionary device.
Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz thought it would take years to find a planet outside the solar system – they did it in months.
The 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics went to a cosmologist who helped unlock the secrets of the Big Bang's aftermath, and two astronomers who found a "hot Jupiter" orbiting a nearby star.
The Princeton cosmologist helped pioneer our current model of the universe and began a whole new branch of physics.
Nuclear fusion may power post-carbon societies – but it won't save us from climate change.
High speeds, the threat of dangerous crashes, the excitement of the crowd – and the laws of physics on full display. A physicist explains the science of NASCAR.
Recent changes to the ball seem to be juicing hitters' stats. But could other factors, like the climate and advanced analytics, also be playing a role?
How was superconductivity discovered? It all began in April 1911, in a Dutch laboratory...
All the buildings and the cars and the restaurants, and the phones and even everything that's inside of you... it all started with an exploding star, billions of years ago.
Even fridge magnets have magnetic fields approximately 200 times stronger than Earth's.
A physicist reflects on the show's made-up Nobel Prize-winning theory of 'super asymmetry' along with how the series showcased authentic science and role models for future STEM students.
Most people are familiar with lasers. But what about a laser made with sound rather than light? A couple of physicists have now created one that they plan to use for measuring imperceivable forces.
Why does the impact of rain in a puddle look different from when it falls elsewhere, like in a lake or the ocean? A 'puddle equation' dives deep into the secret math of ripples.
Thanks to new trading technology, sudden steep falls may become more common. A new program uses the principles of fluid dynamics to try to predict crashes before they happen.
North Korea is a major military threat to the US and its Asian allies, but exactly how powerful are its nuclear weapons? An earth scientist explains why it's hard to answer this question.
Once called 'the most important subject no one has heard of', tribology is now a key part of the fourth industrial revolution.
Quantum physics and its mysteries… And what if this supposedly incomprehensible science weren’t so difficult for non-scientists to understand?