Our August 1991 cover story, in honor of Harry Kroto's passing
Dark energy, gravitational waves, and black holes may be just the beginning
We've rounded up 2014's most mind-blowing images for your viewing pleasure
These 10 people have signed up to die on Mars, in order to live there.
How a mild-mannered children's celebrity plans to save science in America—or go down swinging.
Dark matter makes up much of the cosmos, yet no one knows exactly what it is. Soon, physicists may finally solve one of science's biggest mysteries.
Also, the universe's age has now been measured at 13.8 billion years old.
Earth's biggest astronomy machine, inaugurated last week, will see farther into the past than ever before.
Star formation is now 30 times lower than at its peak 11 billion years ago.
Ever want to cancel out a laser beam? Now you can
One of the biggest mysteries of physics could end with what scientists find 4,850 feet below the Black Hills of South Dakota
Discoveries and disappearances in the world of science
The science behind a soon-to-be-obsolete trick
The most powerful and complex science experiment in the history of the universe is finally—after 14 years and $10 billion—about to begin. There's no telling what it may find, and that's entirely the point
Meet the extraordinary scientists whose innovations are bringing us robot cars, new cures and vaccines, the fastest-ever computer animations, and much, much more
Classic TV, Science Division
Awed at the pace of technological advances, a faction of geeky writers believes our world is about to change so radically that envisioning what comes next is nearly impossible.
We patrolled the halls of academe. We eavesdropped on the research grapevine. We asked scientists: Whose work is just plain brilliant?
According to the laws of physics, the world should not exist. To explain why we're here, scientists are recreating the universe's fiery beginnings by pitting matter against antimatter and watching them annihilate.
Physicists are praying that their 4-mile-long machine will detect a tiny bit of matter so elusive that some consider it practically divine.