Latest Physics Stories
What makes one pair of headphones better than another?
These infrared images show just how alive butterflies’ wings are
IBM’s latest quantum chip breaks the elusive 100-qubit barrier
Snapping your fingers is a move worthy of a professional athlete
Physicists want to create energy like stars do. These two ways are their best shot.
When light flashes for a quintillionth of a second, things get weird
NASA images show the sun has had a rough week
X-rays are revealing new clues about a shipwreck from 1545
Amazon’s venture into the bizarre world of quantum computing has a new home base
Chaos is more predictable than you think
A key part of the big bang remains troublingly elusive
Use physics to pull off gravity-defying surfing moves
This year’s Physics Nobel honors work on the complex systems underlying climate change
A centuries-old magic trick is helping us make holograms we can feel
The technology behind Shrinky Dinks can make better robots
We finally have a working supersolid. Here’s why that matters.
What the heck is a time crystal, and why are physicists obsessed with them?
Scientists genetically engineered prehistoric proteins to detect diseases
Are all track lanes created equal when it comes to winning gold?
The world’s worst conductor could be a game changer in the climate crisis
The Physics Of Usain Bolt’s Record-Breaking Sprint
The Crab Nebula’s electron launcher is so powerful, it almost shouldn’t exist
Arctic Report: What Are the Northern Lights, Really?
What Makes A Boomerang Come Back?
We finally know what sparks the Northern Lights
We finally know why the Betelgeuse star dimmed—and it’s not what you think
What the heck is a quantum network?
Gravitational Waves: Einstein Was Right, Again, Maybe
How sticky balls give major league pitchers an advantage
Exclusive: Listen To ‘Alchemy,’ Simonne Jones’ Song Made From Physics Data
In photos: a rare glimpse inside the heart of a quantum computer
Why baseball players ‘bone’ their bats
How To Create Vortex Rings In Your Swimming Pool
The quest to build a cozier LED lightbulb
How lightsabers went from a DIY project to culturally iconic
Understanding the weird Biden-Carter photo could help you take better selfies
Warp speed space travel just got a tiny bit more realistic
Inside the discovery that could change particle physics
Callaway designed its Supersoft golf balls to spin, but not break
Sorry, even Mariah Carey can’t twist bottle caps off with her voice
What’s The Point Of A Quantum Computer?
Why snow doesn’t melt when you set it on fire
Nerf’s newest blaster shoots spinning balls for dramatic curves
In perfect conditions, rainbows can come alive at night
The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade has one star that always rises to the top
How scientists keep ancient shipwrecks from crumbling into dust
How one Turkish astronomer discovered a completely new kind of galaxy
These boulders seemed to move on their own—until one scientist figured them out
Glimpse the gold mine where scientists are searching for dark matter
The Nobel Prize in physics honors insights on black holes—including the one in our own galaxy
This DIY-er found a boat he liked in the PopSci archives. Then he built it.
Hitting a baseball is the hardest skill to pull off in sports. Here’s why.
The insides of pro bowling balls will make your head spin
What did the universe look like just after the big bang?
Why are big neutron stars like Tootsie Pops?
Half the matter in the universe was missing. We found it hiding between galaxies.
This video demo shows just how impressive next-gen game console graphics will be
You can now buy this 25-pound fisheye camera lens that can see behind itself
Theoretical physicist Freeman Dyson dies at 96
The physics behind iconic NBA slam dunks
Samsung’s 100x zooming smartphone camera requires a fancy lens and impossibly steady hands
When it comes to food, sound is as important as taste
Ranked: the loudest sounds ever measured
For better coffee, start with fewer beans