From the Dark Ages to Silicon Valley, the ice knows all. One of the most unlikely keepers of humanity's history lies in the frozen Arctic. In a new study, scientists say that particles of lead trapped
Incredible photos show multiple species pollinate the rare and enigmatic flower, which is good news for the endangered species. Deep in remote Florida swamps, a team of researchers and photographers have
"I cannot define the real problem, therefore I suspect there's no real problem, but I'm not sure there's no real problem." The American physicist Richard Feynman said this about the notorious puzzles paradoxes
Grown from hundreds of seeds that went to the moon on Apollo 14, the arboreal oddities were almost lost to history. Since 1977, a stately sycamore has greeted visitors to NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center.
Someday engineered organisms might help us do a better job of recycling polymers. Molecular biologist Christopher Johnson was schmoozing at a party not long ago, talking with another guest about his research,
The observations contradict long-held theories on how elements melt and freeze. Long-held theories about how materials melt, freeze and evaporate may need to be tweaked thanks to some breakthrough research.
If you want to fully describe how the Universe works at a fundamental level, you have to look at it in two different — and incompatible — ways. To describe the particles and their electromagnetic and interactions,
A team of scientists from Yokohama National University recently became the first researchers to teleport a photon into the vacuous space inside of a flaw within a diamond. In other words: physicists just
Nothing can move faster than the speed of light. When Einstein set forth his theory of relativity, this was his inviolable postulate: that there was an ultimate cosmic speed limit, and that only massless
Research shows key proteins in disease can spread from gastrointestinal tract to brain Evidence that Parkinson’s disease may start off in the gut is mounting, according to new research showing proteins
If you wanted to understand how our Universe operates, you’d have to examine it at a fundamental level. Macroscopic objects are made up of particles, which can only themselves be detected by going to scales.