How do physicists reconstruct what really happened in a particle collision? Through calculations that are so challenging that, in some cases, they simply can’t be done. Yet.
The same problem that caused the 2007 financial crisis also tripped up the polling data ahead of this year’s presidential election.
So-called “analogue experiments” are becoming increasingly common in physics, but do they teach or mislead?
The results of this year’s presidential election made a mockery of analytical election forecast modelers.
A new look at the reasons why organisms missing pairs of genes sometimes do much better than normal.
The cell is equipped with multiple redundancies in case something goes wrong. Researchers have begun to map these systems.
Science is a constantly changing, self-correcting process. Why do we teach it as a collection of old, settled facts?
When divvying something up, there's more than one way to define what's fair.
Three physicists have been awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for rewriting our understanding of exotic quantum states on the surfaces of materials.
A camera lens often used by wildlife and sports photographers has helped astronomers learn about dark matter and galaxy formation.
The first star map from the ESA’s Gaia space telescope is poised to revolutionize our understanding of the Milky Way galaxy.
How do scientists react to major breaking science news? For astrophysicists after the big gravitational waves announcement, it was meeting for two weeks in Santa Barbara, California.
The infamous case of Typhoid Mary underscores the importance of tolerance in understanding disease.
An RNA molecule that can make copies of a variety of RNAs adds new support to the RNA-world theory.
The absence of supersymmetry particles at the Large Hadron Collider has settled a 16-year-old bet among physicists.
Researchers fired a laser at a gas of muonic deuterium in order to measure the size of its nucleus.