UNESCO has declared 2014 as the International Year of Crystallography. But why? Quite simply because the science of crystallography has revolutionised how we live – and yet few people know about it.
Pacific salmon may posses an inherent “magnetic map” that guides them through their thousands of miles of migration.
The same physics that gives tornadoes their ferocious stability lies at the heart of new University of Washington research, and could lead to a better understanding of nuclear dynamics in studying fission, superconductors and the workings of neutron stars.
Around 100 years ago a father and his son in north England conducted an experiment that would revolutionise the way scientists study molecules.
The word “pseudoscience” is used to describe something that is portrayed as scientific but fails to meet scientific criteria.
For thousands of years scientists have used mathematics to describe the physical properties of the universe. But if all of these properties are part of a mathematical structure, wouldn’t the universe be purely mathematical?
In acknowledgement of tomorrow's Super Bowl XLVIII, questions and concerns have been raised regarding "cold weather" stadiums as a venue for the big game. Oddly enough, based on information collected about the 31 National Football League stadiums in the United States, the location of the venue doesn...
Kawah Ijen is located on the island of Java in Indonesia. When it “erupts” it doesn’t send lava running down its slopes. Instead, it emits an electric-blue fire that’s captivating at nighttime.
An astronomer at the University of West Virginia believes he has discovered a never-before-seen hydrogen river that is flowing through space and streaming into the galaxy of NGC 6946. His discovery is attributed to the use of the National Science Foundation's Green Bank Telescope.
Results show a rupture of the San Andreas Fault could generate three times more shaking in Los Angeles than surrounding regions.
The discovery of what is essentially a 3D version of graphene -- the 2D sheets of carbon through which electrons race at many times the speed at which they move through silicon -- promises exciting new things to come for the high-tech industry, including much faster transistors and far more compact ...