Karen Hayter

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Massive particles test standard quantum theory

In quantum mechanics particles can behave as waves and take many paths through an experiment. It requires only combinations of pairs of paths, rather …

Quantum Mechanics

Repairing Organs With the Touch of a Nanochip

This new device changes the function of cells by injecting them with synthetic DNA Photo: Wexner Medical Center at Ohio State University Researchers …

New Experimental Drug Reverses Memory Loss due to Brain Injury

A study recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that ISRIB, a new drug, even when used weeks after the …

The Brain

How Exercise Helps People with MS

Exercise, once taboo for people diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, is getting a lot of attention by researchers across the globe.<p>In a study out of …

Catching Up With Dawn, the Massive Spacecraft Exploring the Asteroid Belt

It’d be hard to invent a more <i>Star Wars</i>-esque spacecraft than Dawn. It’s 65 feet from tip to tip. It’s exploring the asteroid belt. And it’s got an …

The TRAPPIST-1 system had enough time for life to evolve as it is older than the solar system

In February 2017, NASA's Spitzer Space telescope discovered <b>seven Earth-sized planets in orbit around TRAPPIST-1</b>, an ultracool dwarf star about 40 …

Astronomy

Cosmic information: Scientists make breakthrough in dark energy research

The two physicists show that the maximum amount of cosmic information accessible to an observer in our universe, will be finite, only if the universe …

Dark Matter

Scientists discover huge galaxy that appeared out of nowhere

Scientists discovered a new galaxy called Crater 2 that orbits our milky way galaxy which seemingly appeared out of nowhere. Patrick Jones …

Time Travel Is Possible Through the Whorfian Time Warp

It's the next best thing to a time machine.<p>The long-hypothesized time machine still eludes scientists, but that doesn’t mean they don’t know how to</i> …

Physics

Voyager Spacecraft Sail On, 40 Years After Launch

Nearly 40 years after lifting off, NASA's historic Voyager mission is still exploring the cosmos.<p>The twin spacecraft launched several weeks apart in …

Understanding the "Schrodinger's Cat" Thought Experiment

Erwin Schrodinger was one of the key figures in quantum physics, even before his famous "Schrodinger's Cat" thought experiment. He had created the …

Stay up to date with the next big astronomical events with a new digital calendar

You can sync The New York Times Astronomy and Space Calendar to your phone or computer<p>Last week, <i>The New York Times</i> soft-launched a new feature called The New York Times Astronomy and Space Calendar, which previews some of the notable upcoming astronomical events. There’s a neat twist to this: you …

Perseid meteor shower 2017 - in pictures

Stargazers have been treated to a delightful display, as the Perseid meteor shower appeared in skies overnight.<p>The annual display has been seen since …

How to Watch the Perseid Meteor Shower

The Perseid meteor shower is peaking this weekend, but something big is poised to interrupt your view: the moon.<p>The moon will be about 80 percent …

What happens in Earth’s atmosphere during an eclipse?

The charged layer of Earth’s atmosphere gets uncharged during an eclipse, and that could have implications for everything from GPS accuracy to …

Why the Total Solar Eclipse Arrives from the West

<i>Paul Sutter is an astrophysicist at The Ohio State University and the chief scientist at COSI Science Center. Sutter leads science-themed tours</i> …

Massive Perseid meteor shower thrills stargazers

Meteors are small fragments of interplanetary debris and dust that enter the Earth's atmosphere at such a high speed that they usually burn up, …

Leukemia: Mushroom protein could be used in future treatments

A protein found in the edible mushroom known as "shaggy ink cap" might be able to kill a type of leukemia cell, new research suggests.<p><i>Coprinus …

There's A Scientific Reason for Why You Look Weird In Selfies

There are many reasons why you look weird in selfies. Sometimes it’s simply because you have a weird-looking face (sorry, guys.) Sometimes it’s …

Hubble snaps gorgeous photo of a pint-sized galaxy

Size is entirely relative, so to say that the galaxy named NGC 5949 is “small” is a bit of a joke, especially once you’ve gotten an eyeful of this …

Ancient Mars Lakes & Laser Blasts: Curiosity Rover's 10 Biggest Moments in 1st 5 Years

Photo Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech<p>Slide 1 of 21<p>Introduction<p>On the night of Aug. 5, 2012, NASA's most ambitious Mars rover to date pulled off a harrowing …

'Ghost particles' detected interacting with atom's nucleus for first time

Neutrinos are some of the most common particles in the universe, but they're also some of the most mysterious. They have (almost) no mass and no …

Physics

NASA's New Horizons to explore a mysterious Kuiper Belt Object: Here are top things to know

The Kuiper Belt Object 2014 MU69 is located beyond Pluto 1.6 billion kilometers (1 billion miles) from Earth.<p>NASA's New Horizons' next deep space …