The thunder cracked and the professor’s heart began to beat with excitement. The meeting at the Academy of Sciences in St Petersburg could wait; there were more important matters at stake. Georg Wilhelm Richmann hurried home, accompanied by his engraver, Sokolaw. His noble intention was to capture the lightning storm ...
For a number of years, this lab in a cavern has hosted the UK’s search for dark matter, along with super-sensitive radio-isotope testing equipment for environmental and climate studies, for example. But today I’m accompanying 20 scientists who are on a quest to find exotic signs of life.
Quantum corrections combined with Einstein's Theory or Relativity suggest an infinite universe
Today at the Identification of Dark Matter conference in Sheffield, UK, the LUX team announced their final 20-month run, from October 2014 to May this year, ended without a single dark matter detection. That means LUX has ruled out a large number of possible cross sections and masses for WIMPs – to the point where some physicists argue it might be time to abandon the idea all together.
Philosopher Alva Noë explains why neuroscientists assume the answer to an old philosophical question that really can’t be resolved.
Climate scientists likely spent the first half of this year in a mixed state of fascination, bewilderment, and horror. Last year was the warmest year on record, both overall and for the January-June average. But the first half of 2016 “has blown that out of the water,” said Schmidt.
Scientists are studying Dolly the sheep's "siblings" in order to study the health of cloned animals.
MIT physicists have found that subatomic particles called neutrinos can be in superposition, without individual identities, when traveling hundreds of miles. Their results, to be published later this month in Physical Review Letters, represent the longest distance over which quantum mechanics has been tested to date.
Just as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth have ushered in an increasingly wireless world for devices, advances in brain imaging and mapping are allowing for ambitious experiments and achievements in the effort to wirelessly connect the mind with the body and more.
Scientists feel their work is being hijacked by perverse incentives.
For millennia, the Eye of the Sahara was hiding in plain sight.
Here's what happens to your brain when it's surrounded by the noise of nothingness.
Archaeologists excavate cashew-crunching tool sets that have been used by capuchin monkeys in Brazil for a hundred generations.
Call it a crisis. Researchers are finding it harder to replicate each other’s findings, while the rate of retractions of published studies is rapidly rising. But why is this happening?
Auditory hallucinations are typically associated with schizophrenia and psychosis. But the latest research shows hearing voices is far more commonplace.
Scientific revolutions have turned a long list of impossibilities into everyday possibilities. And science is far from finished transforming absurd fantasies into everyday realties. Nowhere is this more true than with neuroscience.
While this year’s powerful El Niño is known for causing extreme weather events around the world, researchers say The Blob drove most of the impact seen in productivity just off the West Coast.
Geoscientists have much to learn about mysterious blobs of hot rock deep in the Earth's mantle, such as exactly what they're made of and how they formed.
Fifty years ago, there was a seismic shift away from the longstanding belief that Earth's continents were permanently stationary.
In 2009, Oregon State University chemists were attempting to create new materials from manganese oxide that could be used in electronics, according to an OSU release. After mixing the black manganese oxide with a variety of other chemicals and heating the combinations to about 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit (1093 Celsius), one of the samples came out a bit different than expected—as in brilliant, impossibly blue.