Tagged With Physics

Physicist breaks down the science of 11 iconic DC movie scenes


Physicists made a superconductor that works at room temperature. It could one day give rise to high-speed floating trains.


Time travel is theoretically possible, new calculations show. But that doesn't mean you could change the past.



A collision in space revealed a black hole that physicists thought could never exist. The observatory that detected it cracked a 100-year-old mystery posed by Einstein.


NASA patented a faster, cheaper route to the moon. The first spacecraft to use it could make Nobel Prize-winning discoveries about the universe.


The Beirut explosion created a huge mushroom cloud and visible blast wave, but nuclear-weapons experts say it wasn't an atomic bomb. Here's why.



An underground dark-matter experiment may have stumbled on the 'holy grail': a new particle that could upend the laws of physics


Astronauts on the space station are helping to forge a bizarre 5th state of matter that disappears in seconds on Earth


Legendary mathematician and physicist Freeman Dyson has died at the age of 96


An incredible animation by a planetary scientist shows how fast each planet spins by putting them in one giant globe


The most awe-inspiring scientific discoveries of the 2010s include the first image of a black hole, an exoplanet with water, and a hidden continent


There is no permanent dark side of the moon, and this simple animation by a former NASA scientist explains why



Coin flips aren't actually random. An app called Universe Splitter is, though — here's how it works.


The moon has been drifting away from Earth for 4.5 billion years. A stunning animation shows how far it has gone.


The first day of fall has arrived. Here's how the equinox marks the changing of seasons.


Yes, a physicist once lit his cigarette with a nuclear-bomb explosion. Here's how it worked.



How NASCAR's banked turns help cars go faster


A 'spooky' effect of physics that Einstein couldn't believe has been photographed for the first time


Here's what would happen if you tried to dig to China


A professional drifter explains the physics behind drifting