For certain sweet treats, researchers found, patient indulgers can enjoy a single piece of candy for up to nearly half an hour - so long as they resist the urge to bite or chew
September 11, 2012 | By Rachel Nuwer
Does sleeping through physics - or math class for that matter - really make a difference to your life?
September 05, 2012 | By Rose Eveleth
Caltech scientists have created an ultra-sensitive device that can weigh an individual molecule for the first time
August 27, 2012 | By Joseph Stromberg
Nikola Tesla invented a device that uses lightning to play music. No, seriously
August 17, 2012 | By Colin Schultz
Martin Fleischmann, who in 1989 claimed to have discovered cold fusion, died in his home in England on Friday, August 3rd, following a long battle with Parkinson's disease.
August 08, 2012 | By Colin Schultz
Though much of the physics behind rainbows is still cloaked in colorful mystery, researchers have at last unlocked some of the secrets behind the peculiar optics of the twinned rainbow.
August 07, 2012 | By Rachel Nuwer
Lovell, of the Lovell telescope, made several advances in radio astronomy and physics.
August 07, 2012 | By Rose Eveleth
Landing a car-sized rover on a distant planet using a sky crane is really hard, and really awesome.
August 06, 2012 | By Rose Eveleth
Scientists are all atwitter over Enceladus, one of Saturn's moons and one of the most likely places in our solar system to harbor life.
July 30, 2012 | By Rose Eveleth
New findings indicate that effects of climate change could increase ozone depletion, UV exposure and skin cancer
July 27, 2012 | By Joseph Stromberg
Design innovation often seems like a path with no end, but in competitive swimwear, we've found the point where ingenuity fundamentally changes the nature of the sport
July 16, 2012 | By Sarah C. Rich
The seething rage over CERN's font choice drives the question: How would the world have reacted to Newton's world-changing tome had Comic Sans existed at the time?
July 05, 2012 | By Colin Schultz
Today, scientists announced that they have found a new type of sub-atomic particle. It is a claim that, up until just a few short weeks ago, no one was confident in making.
July 04, 2012 | By Colin Schultz
These iconic symbols of Independence Day celebrations are also a marvel of modern science and engineering
July 04, 2012 | By Joseph Stromberg
“One of the biggest debuts in the science world could happen in a matter of weeks: The Higgs boson may finally, really have been discovered.” Says Wired reporter Adam Mann. The hunt for the Higgs boson has been ongoing for decades, with the quest most recently tied up in the on again—off again status of the [...]
June 20, 2012 | By Colin Schultz
What ever happened to the Starport, the brainchild of Jim Starry that re-imagined the airport?
June 12, 2012 | By Sarah C. Rich
The Hubble Space Telescope shows that we're on a collision course with the nearby Andromeda galaxy—and set to crash in about 4 billion years
June 11, 2012 | By Joseph Stromberg
Venus' next transit of the sun isn't until 2117—so read about what to watch for and make sure to look to the skies
June 01, 2012 | By Joseph Stromberg
One of the most gifted singer-songwriters of our time talks love, science and the deep space between men and women
June 2012 | By Ron Rosenbaum
In Borderlands, the Chinese musician highlights the culture of the Uyghur people
June 2012 | By Aviva Shen