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How cold is space, and how hot is the sun?
We live in a universe of extremes.
We finally have a working supersolid. Here’s why that matters.
Scientists have come one step closer to bringing this exotic state of matter into our world.
Scientists genetically engineered prehistoric proteins to detect diseases
How a curious ancient protein could be the next frontier of imaging.
What the heck is a time crystal, and why are physicists obsessed with them?
Some of today’s quantum physicists are tinkering with an esoteric phase of matter that seems to disobey some of our laws of physics.
There’s no such thing as an expanding bullet
You can't bull**** ballistics.
This California company wants to make modern AC obsolete
Nanoscience dusts off a quirk of physics to optimize air conditioning. Can it help save the planet too?
Are all track lanes created equal when it comes to winning gold?
Data from past Olympics show that lane advantages aren't definite.
The world’s worst conductor could be a game changer in the climate crisis
By combining two materials, researchers have made a solid that conducts heat like a gas.
Why the Virgin Galactic spaceship didn’t reach orbit last weekend
It's like throwing a baseball really, really far through the atmosphere.
We finally know what sparks the Northern Lights
It took researchers more than 20 years to figure out this light show mystery.