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Electrons Are Getting Exciting New Properties in This Weird Superconducting Crystal

Totally bizarre.<p>When they're just hanging out in most metals, electrons are pretty chill. They move about individually and freely to conduct heat and …

Here's Why These Horribly Deadly Poison Dart Frogs Never Poison Themselves

Evolution, you clever.<p>The most poisonous animal in the world is difficult to quantify, but one of the most deadly is, without question, the golden …

Massive black hole discovered near heart of the Milky Way

Astronomers find evidence of enormous black hole one hundred thousand times more massive than the sun in a gas cloud near the galaxy’s centre<p>An enormous black hole one hundred thousand times more massive than the sun has been found hiding in a toxic gas cloud wafting around near the heart of the …

Wandering in the Void, Billions of Rogue Planets without a Home

Not all planets have a home. For decades, astronomers and science fiction authors alike have speculated about orphaned orbs cast adrift from their …

Researchers Found Evidence for a Particle That’s Its Own Antiparticle

“This discovery concludes one of the most intensive searches in fundamental physics, which spanned exactly 80 years."<p>In 1937, the Italian physicist Ettore Majorana made a bold prediction: He claimed that certain particles that are their <i>own</i> antiparticles should exist. The first antiparticle had been …

Physics

Scientists Learned a Surprising Thing About Dark Matter's Shape

Makes you wonder.<p>Filed Under Data & Quantum Mechanics<p>It’s strange to think about how much research has gone into characterizing dark matter when …

Dark Matter

Google’s Quest To Develop A Plant-Based “Power Dish” More Popular Than Meat

In an attempt to reduce the company’s carbon footprint, Google is making changes to the food it serves its employees: everything from blending burgers with mushrooms to a data-driven quest to create the most delicious vegan taco.<p>If you work at Google’s Sunnyvale campus–like its other offices–lunch …

Two Minutes Of Darkness With 20,000 Strangers

A historic astronomical phenomenon is bearing down on the United States, and towns in its path are hustling to get ready. For a few hours on Aug. 21, …