From high school through the professional ranks, physicists never tire of Newton's 2nd Law.
As particles travel through the Universe, there's a speed limit to how fast they're allowed to go. No, not the speed of light: below it.
Previously, only the brightest and most active galaxies could pierce the obscuring wall of cosmic dust. At last, normal galaxies break through.
No matter how controversial or politicized our world becomes, science remains humanity's best tool for figuring out how things work.
Just 13.8 billion years after the hot Big Bang, we can see 46.1 billion light-years away in all directions. Doesn't that violate...something?
The majority of the matter in our Universe isn't made of any of the particles in the Standard Model. Could the axion save the day?
The most unique interloper into our Solar System has a natural explanation that fits perfectly — no aliens required.
We once thought the Moon was completely airless, but it turns out it has an atmosphere, after all. Even wilder: It has a tail of its own.
Many still cling to the idea that we live in a deterministic Universe, despite the nature of quantum physics. Now, the "least spooky" interpretation no longer works.
We haven't seen a partial eclipse lasting this long since 1440, and won't again until 2669. North America is perfectly positioned for 2021's.
Although most of the Universe's mass is dark matter, which gravitates just as well as normal matter, it still can't make black holes.
The latest gravitational wave data from LIGO and Virgo finally shows us the truth: there are no "gaps" in the masses of black holes.
Based on the atoms that they're made out of, the innermost planet should always be the densest. Here's why Earth beats Mercury, hands down.
It had long seemed impossible that supermassive black holes could grow to such enormous sizes. But the biggest problem is now solved.
There are over 100 known elements in the periodic table. These 8 ways of making them account for every one.
Big dreams and big telescopes are back at last, but everything depends on sufficiently funding NASA, the NSF, and the DOE.
There's a big difference between the notions of 'false vacuum' and 'true vacuum' states. Here's why we don't want to live in the former.
In 2006, Pluto was demoted in a very controversial decision. Unless you ignore nearly all of planetary science, it'll never be one again.
Quantum physics isn't quite magic, but it requires an entirely novel set of rules to make sense of the quantum universe.
Named M51-ULS-1b, it's certainly a curious astronomical event. But the evidence is far too weak to conclude "planet."
The first world that humans should inhabit beyond the Earth is the Moon, not Mars. Here's why terraforming our lunar neighbor is so appealing.
As the first Friedmann equation celebrates its 99th anniversary, it remains the one equation to describe our entire universe.
The universe is filled with unlikely events, but is also full of ways to fool ourselves.
It's been precisely 13.8 billion years since the Big Bang occurred. Here's how we know.
An unprecedented number of new satellites threatens the night sky as we know it. Will we act in time to save it?
Put two grapes close together in a microwave and you'll get an electrifying result, all because of the physics of plasmas.