New research may upend our understanding of the brain, showing that travelling waves of neuronal excitation dominate the activity associated with our thoughts and feelings.
Upgrades to the hardware and software of the advanced observatory should allow astrophysicists to detect much fainter gravitational waves than before.
Studying the brief and tiny quantum effects that drive living systems could one day lead to new approaches to treatments and technologies.
A mechanical engineer explains why you need to go with the flow. The TSA pronouncement that peanut butter is a liquid is scientifically sound.
Not all lunar eclipses are alike. An astronomer explains the science behind the slight dimming of the Moon on May 5, 2023.
In a new book, On The Origin of Time, Belgian physicist Thomas Hertog unravels Stephen Hawking’s last theory, which focuses upon one of the biggest questions of all.
Each rainbow is personal – the rainbow you see isn’t exactly the same rainbow the next person sees. It’s all in the eye of the beholder.
For decades physicists have argued over the nature of the elusive dark matter that pervades the Universe. A clever new study uses gravitational lensing to bring new evidence to the debate.
Our two best theories of nature, quantum mechanics and general relativity, are incompatible with each other in many ways – leaving physicists to dig deeper.
Scientists analyzed 100,000 baseball games, from the days of Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays to Aaron Judge. Here’s what they learned about the climate’s growing role.
The key to understanding why life is not explainable in current physics may be to reconsider our notions of time and information.
In an update of one of the most famous experiments in physics, scientists have used ‘slits in time’ to explore the properties of light and ultrafast optical materials.
According to a school of thought known as QBism, quantum mechanics is a guide to action.
Some physicists don’t believe that quantum mechanics is a perfect description of objective reality.
Superconductors are materials that can transmit electricity without any resistance. Researchers are getting closer to creating superconducting materials that can function in everyday life.
Your experience of time is relative because it depends on motion – more specifically, your speed and acceleration.
Some physicists think we live in a multiverse, surrounded by universes not quite like our own. What does that mean for life?
People expect to brave brutally cold landscapes if they want to catch sight of the aurora borealis. So people were stunned to see the ethereal light display as far south as Cornwall.
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NBA player Mac McClung may have just ‘saved’ the annual dunk contest, but scoring methods could still be improved, a dunking expert says.