The Simulated Multiverse is a theory; we asked a theoretical physicist how real is it
A study from the Ohio State University looks into the physics of bouncing on trampolines.
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.
How long can you get ahead by screwing other people over?
A computer simulation found nearby islands can amplify the severity of a tsunami by as much as 70 percent.
A new theory suggests that unusual greenhouse gases might have kept the planet warm back before the sun was bright enough to do the job.
New study challenges the theory that an exploding star provided the impetus for our solar system.
New findings demonstrate how the moon could have been made from Earth parts, not kamikaze-planet pieces.
How 'Higgsy' is this particle? More work needs to be done
How a quilter ended up in the pages of a particle physics publication
An astonishing look at some of the universe's most violent events: supernovae, gamma-ray bursts, collisions between galaxies and more
What makes investors do the wrong thing, all together, pretty much all the time?
We visit operating rooms, observatories, and islands full of slightly-less-than-rational monkeys to find the young geniuses who are shaping the future of science
Invisibility is a staple of science fiction, from H.G. Wells to Romulans. Now scientists see a way to make objects disappear
Worms, planets, extra dimensions: just a few of the things that inspire the most creative young scientists of the year
To improve its virtual-reality simulators, the military wants to incorporate smell. For help, it's turning to Hollywood
Nerdy Mad Libs Fool the Experts
Los Alamos scientist Steen Rasmussen plans to one-up nature by cobbling together a brand-new creature that reproduces and evolves. Is he making a biotech marvel that will do our bidding, or a test-tube-size Frankenstein monster?
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.
Malaria kills an estimated 1 million people every year. Should scientists and policy makers attempt to genetically engineer the eradication of its prime carrier, the mosquito?