Astronomers Have a New Way to Spot Earth-Like Worlds With Atmospheres

A new method might tell scientists whether or not a rocky exoplanet – the kind of exoplanet most similar to Earth – has an atmosphere. Read More >>

Mission to Study Asteroid-Spacecraft Collision Gets Official Go-Ahead in Europe

The European Space Agency has approved the budget of Hera, the European component of a mission to slam a spacecraft into an asteroid. Read More >>

Amazon Officially Enters the Quantum Computing Race

At its AWS re:Invent 2019 conference today, Amazon announced the launch of a quantum cloud computing platform. Read More >>

‘Infrasound’ May Soon Help Scientists More Accurately Predict Tornadoes

New research results show how sound below the range of human hearing can help scientists predict and track tornadoes. Read More >>

New Findings Show a Surprising Way Black Holes Could Affect Star Formation

Somewhere in the distant universe nearly 10 billion light years from Earth, an enormous black hole is spewing a powerful jet of energy that might be turbocharging star formation in galaxies a million light years from the source. Read More >>

Humans Alone Were Responsible For This Big Atlantic Seabird’s Extinction, New Evidence Shows

One of the northern hemisphere’s most famous extinct birds could have disappeared at the hands of humans and humans alone. Read More >>

NORAD Will Neither Confirm Nor Deny a Flock of Birds Caused White House Lockdown

On Tuesday, the US White House was placed under lockdown after it appeared that an aircraft was flying in restricted air space over Washington DC. But was it really an aircraft...or was it birds? Read More >>

CERN’s Oldest Particle Accelerator is Still Running, 60 Years Later

The oldest particle accelerator at CERN, home to the world’s most powerful particle accelerator, is celebrating its 60th birthday. It’s still running. Read More >>

Let’s Pump The Brakes On the So-Called “No-Brainer Nobel Prize”

Researchers in Hungary have published the exciting new claim that they’ve discovered a new subatomic particle, but it’s nowhere near time to start talking about Nobel Prizes as CNN (and now everyone who syndicates them) has done. Read More >>

Google Researchers Are Studying Wormholes With Quantum Computers

Google researchers are figuring out how to study some of the weirdest theorised physics phenomena, like wormholes that link pairs of black holes, using experiments in a lab. Read More >>

New Brain-Wave Study Shows How DMT Alters Our Consciousness

Scientists have completed the first ever placebo-controlled investigation of the effects of the hallucinogen DMT on resting brain activity, according to a new study. Read More >>

Scientists Find Sugar in Meteorites, Now Let Me Lick Them

Researchers found evidence of sugar molecules in primitive meteorites, according to a new study. Now, if you please, I would like to taste the rocks. Read More >>

I Have to Tell You Something Very Important About Honeybees

I simply must inform you of this crucial bee fact: When bees get trapped in water, they use their wings as hydrofoils to surf back to the safety of land. Read More >>

Gravitational Waves Could Uncover Missing-Link Black Holes

Scientists hope that the future of gravitational wave detection will allow them to directly observe a mysterious kind of black hole. Read More >>

How the 2010s Changed Physics Forever

This decade marked not just one but a series of turning points in the history of physics. Read More >>