This everyday electrical phenomenon had no widely accepted scientific explanation — perhaps, until now.
For the first time, light that comes from behind a black hole has been spotted.
Scientists look to erupted sea glass — lava that erupted in the ocean and was instantly chilled by the surrounding water — to take Earth's temperature.
When Olympic athletes perform dazzling feats of athletic prowess, they are using the same principles of physics that gave birth to stars and planets.
What was the universe like one-trillionth of a second after the Big Bang? Science has an answer.
The eastern inner core located beneath Indonesia's Banda Sea is growing faster than the western side beneath Brazil.
While we can see many solar storms coming, some are "stealthy." A new study shows how to detect them.
Information may not seem like something physical, yet it has become a central concern for physicists. A wonderful new book explores the importance of the "dataome" for the physical, biological, and human worlds.
The great theoretical physicist Steven Weinberg passed away on July 23. This is our tribute.
Scientists do not know what is causing the overabundance of the gas.
A new government report describes 144 sightings of unidentified aerial phenomena.
Strange underwater icicles form in the Earth's coldest regions and freeze living organisms in place.
Using image analysis tools developed for astronomy, researchers are predicting cancer therapy responses.
Trees store carbon dioxide, have a cooling effect in cities, and reduce flood risks.
If you truly want to understand modern astrophysics, knowing how to read this graph is essential.
Jupiter's mysterious auroral events are caused by vibrating waves of plasma.
A new artificial intelligence method removes the effect of gravity on cosmic images, showing the real shapes of distant galaxies.
If the laws of physics are symmetrical as we think they are, then the Big Bang should have created matter and antimatter in the same amount.
Astronomers find a third type of supernova and explain a mystery from 1054 AD.
Reduction is an approach that has been successful in science but is not itself synonymous with "science."
A new study proposes that Hawking radiation could be used to find dark matter in places like primordial black holes.
The Younger Dryas impact hypothesis argues that a comet strike caused major changes to climate and human cultures on Earth about 13,000 years ago.