Some physicists think we live in a multiverse, surrounded by universes not quite like our own. What does that mean for life?
To date, we have not heard from any aliens. Nor have we seen any – but here are the fascinating projects working to change that.
The discovery of massive, early galaxies could force scientists to rethink how the first galaxies formed after the Big Bang.
Astronomers have detected a radio glow caused by shockwaves in the gigantic filaments between galaxy clusters in the ‘cosmic web’ which pervades the Universe.
Astronomers have found that mysterious dark energy may originate in black holes.
While we can’t see inside a black hole, we can spot the intensely bright glowing disc that surrounds one. Now, we might better understand why these discs appear to ‘twinkle’.
Our galaxy should be full of traces of dead stars. Until now, we have found surprisingly few of these supernova remnants, but a new telescope collaboration is changing that.
To understand this question, we need to travel back in time.
A year on since the historic launch of the most powerful infrared telescope in human history, we admire and explore some of the best images it delivered in 2022.
There may be ways to check if our universe is just simulated entertainment for an advanced, alien species.
The theory of gravity may need to be altered.
There’s a curious 200-million-year rhythm to Earth’s crust production. Now, it seems like our very place in the galaxy is tied to it.
There’s a perfectly good alternative to dark matter, but most scientists aren’t keen on the idea.
The jazz star says he wants his piano to speak in his isiZulu language, and that his music is born from spiritual concerns.
Scientists have come up with a number of theories about the multiverse.
A new result from the MicroBooNE neutrino experiment has dashed hopes for a neat resolution to several puzzles for physicists.
If God could break the laws of physics, why haven’t we seen any evidence of the laws ever being broken in the universe?
Many societies in Africa still draw heavily on their traditional beliefs and cultural heritage. Therefore it’s important to take these into consideration when psychology is taught and practised.
These results might lead us to revise our understanding of how galaxies stop forming their stars.
A collaboration between Australian and German scientists gives an unrivalled view of the structure of the Universe.