Apparently a molecule under pressure violates the laws of classical physics
In the future, the exotic particle could go into quantum computers.
Researchers are still at odds over what mechanisms really lend us our olfactory sense.
The 2012 Nobel Prizes have thus far inspired only snores.
The quantum trick helps illustrate how atomic mass can affect chemical reactions
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A three-year study will explore the nature of death and consciousness
He peers into the most mysterious materials using home-built, one-of-a-kind microscopes
As the Large Hadron Collider readies to be fired up in Geneva, Physicist Brian Cox explains what it might reveal about the workings of the Universe—and why the grandest scientific instrument ever built is well worth the $6 billion investment
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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.
Just in case you didn't have enough to worry about, think about this: A random fluctuation of the vacuum of space anywhere in the universe could flip the cosmic light switch to "off."
Next year, a new tunnel under Lake Mead will begin delivering water to Las Vegas. The project is massive, expensive, politically fraught—and a harbinger of things to come.
Our August 1991 cover story, in honor of Harry Kroto's passing
"A Boy and His Atom" is the must-see film of the year.
New technology breaks the theoretical limit on how small we can see
Here's how that steam-powered boom could happen.