Most people who make an early morning commute probably know that they're more likely to spill their coffee than their latte. But why does that happen? Scientists have taken a closer look at the physics involved and have found that it all has to do with foam.
The Large Hadron Collider is almost ready to be up and back in action after its shutdown nearly two years ago. So what's in store for the most powerful particle accelerator on Earth? That's a good question.
In March of last year, scientists announced that they had observed the portion of cosmic background radiation, which is the fossil radiation from the Big Bang, generated by gravitational waves. Now, scientists have announced that more evidence is needed.
A newly proposed particle may be able to explain why no one has managed to detect dark matter. Scientists have found that this particle, if it exists, would interact strongly with normal matter and may solve the mystery of dark matter.
Scientists may have just managed to slow down the speed of light traveling in free space. The new feat is one that, before now, was thought to be impossible.
Sounds waves passing through the air are considered "elastic waves." They travel at the surface or through a material without causing any permanent changes to the material's makeup. Now, though, scientists have developed a material that has the ability to control these waves.
Is glass a solid, or a liquid? Watching a glass blower at work, you can see the liquid nature of hot glass. Now, scientists have combined computer simulations and information theory to show that glass is, in reality, a true solid.
According to the predictions of quantum mechanics, microscopic objects can take different paths at the same time. In fact, researchers have found that Caesium atoms can take two paths at the same time.
There's nothing like the smell after a rainstorm. Now, scientists have uncovered exactly why the outdoors smell so good after rain falls. It turns out that raindrops release aerosols upon impact.
In theory, if you sweep a laser pointer across the moon fast enough, you can cast spots that move faster than light across the surface. Now, scientists have reported that this theoretical curiosity may be practically useful out in the cosmos.
Astronomers may have succeeding in measuring the space-time warp in the gravity of a binary star. They've managed to determine the mass of a neutron star just before it vanished from view in a race against time.