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The 39 most awe-inspiring scientific discoveries of the decade include the 'God particle,' the first image of a black hole, and the ability to edit the human genome

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

Here's why some scientists think Pluto should still be a planet

We tried out the SpillNot to see if it can carry drinks without spilling a drop

EA made a series of videos meant to showcase its 'next-gen' video games, and the results are accidentally horrifying

MIT researchers discovered a way to move objects as heavy as a great white shark with your bare hands. Take a look.

The Hubble telescope spotted an asteroid that has grown two tails — and scientists think it's ripping itself to pieces

The first day of spring is finally here — for about 90% of us. Here's why equinoxes mark the changing of seasons.

Earth's air supply may reach nearly 400,000 miles into space — so far that the moon constantly flies through it

Elon Musk says SpaceX is developing a 'bleeding' heavy-metal rocket ship. Making it work may be 100 times as hard as NASA's most difficult Mars mission

A 'ridiculous' yet simple animation by a NASA scientist shows how long it takes light to reach Pluto. If you plan to watch it, take a day off work.

The world's oldest Nobel Prize winner, a 96-year-old physicist, says his new invention will give everyone in the world clean, cheap energy