Featured in helium
A rare gas is leaking from Earth’s core. Could it be a clue to the planet’s creation?
Escaping helium suggests our world may have formed quickly in a young solar system.
Rare ‘upside-down stars’ are shrouded in the remains of cannibalized suns
A rare type of star probably forms when two stars spiral around each other and smash together.
We’re running out of helium
This lab is trying to stop it.
The world isn’t light on helium, but mining it is no party
More scientists need to recycle this noble gas.
Balloon-Bodied Bipedal Bot Bounces Beautifully
For robots, walking on two legs is hard. Helium helps.
Researchers Just Found A Huge Underground Helium Pool In Africa
A life-saving discovery
Watch Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloons Inflated In 360-Degree Video
And learn the science of what it takes to control that much helium
Alligator On Helium Reveals The Secret Meaning Of Alligator Bellows
They bellow to communicate their body size to other gators
The Science And Engineering Of Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Balloons
28: The number of full-time employees it takes to make and maintain the balloons for their one day in the sun