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.
Physicists have proposed a new parallel universe theory that will boggle your mind.
This New Year's, people around the world will be popping open bottles of champagne to celebrate the stroke of midnight. But what's the best way to pour this bubbly beverage, and what gives it the bubbles in the first place?
Scientists may have detected a possible signal from dark matter. They've picked up an atypical photon emission in X-rays coming from space, which could be evidence for the existence of a particle of dark matter.
Soon, researchers may be dealing with a compact accelerator. Using one of the most powerful lasers in the world, physicists have accelerated subatomic particles to the highest energies ever recorded from a compact accelerator.
The intermittent light emitted from pulsars allows scientists to verify Einstein's theory of relativity. However, this theory could be analyzed more effectively if a pulsar with a black hole were found. Now, scientists have announced that this fact isn't the case in two particular instances.
Where is most of Earth's carbon located? It turns out that the majority of it can be found within our planet's inner core. This makes the core into the largest carbon reservoir on our planet, according to the new model created by scientists.
Forget about Kevlar; graphene may be the new bullet-proof material. Scientists have taken a new look at graphene's strength by shooting it with microbullets.
Why didn't the universe collapse immediately after the Big Bang? That's a question that physicists have been struggling with for years. Now, they may just have their answer.