Physicists can use bright, hot lasers to slow atoms down so much that they measure -459 degrees Fahrenheit.
The laws and principles of chemistry seem pretty set in stone. But as a chemist explains, the field is always evolving, including such fundamental principles as what is a chemical bond.
The movies make it seem like someday we'll be able to make people and objects grow really big or shrink really small. Whether this will be possible comes down to the smallest of things.
Electricity happens when electrons move from one atom to another.
Entanglement is the mysterious relationship between two connected atoms. This relationship is the basis of quantum physics, but what is it exactly?
There are three ways heat can be shared: conduction, convection and radiation. Find out which one lets heat travel through space.
Left off publications due to Nazi prejudice, this Jewish woman lost her rightful place in the scientific pantheon as the discoverer of nuclear fission.
Alongside their famous dangers, radioactive materials have many beneficial uses. With as many more predicted as have already been discovered, nuclear physicists are searching for more isotopes.
Chemists sure know how to party. And here is the proof. On October 23rd they celebrate their hallowed unit: the mole. Find out what that's all about.
Put simply, it's the outcome of a chemical reaction, which humans learned how to make some 400,000 years ago.
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.
Canada is a world leader in the field of neutron scattering, winning a Nobel Prize in 1994 for its invention. But the looming shutdown of facilities at Chalk River puts us on the sidelines.
How do anesthetics work, and what makes for an ideal anesthetic? It's not as mysterious as once believed, and there's a gas that ticks all the boxes for a perfect anesthetic: xenon.
Work to develop a single-atom magnet that works at room temperature has just taken a big leap forward.
It's like one great big distillery up there.
Atoms blown up in the right way could signal when a gravitational wave is passing through.
The reason you feel things as solid is all to do with electrons.
Atoms manipulated to be 4000 times larger than usual may be the tool dark-matter hunters have been waiting for.
With current modes up against their limits, we need new data storage solutions. Tiny defects in diamonds' atomic structure might turn them into a new medium for memory.
New elements found in the reactions of nuclear tests during World War II sparked the hunt for additions to the periodic table.