One idea for the origin of gamma-ray bursts, the brightest events, is that they are somehow emitted by massive astrophysical objects, such as black holes.
D. Shanti Priya, head of the astronomy department in Hyderabad’s Osmania University, studies the evolution of binary stars.
At the centre of the definition of a liquid is an action: A material must be able to modify its form to fit within a container.
Scientists cannot take a moral ground about blind beliefs and superstition until they also focus their criticism on their own practices.
They will join two NASA astronauts and a Russian cosmonaut on board the station, effectively doubling the amount of time that can be spent on research.
The Mandela effect is a fascinating case study in the quirks of human memory. For those who love thinking about how the mind works, it is perhaps even an example of the truth being stranger than fiction.
Jackson Pollock’s art elicits a certain mental state from the viewer, which can be attributed to the fact that they are fractals.
Our understanding of rainbows is very robust now, but not complete.
It’s important to appreciate why a future in biological discovery for a student with no appreciation of mathematics seems somewhat bleak.
One of the great mysteries of the universe is why there is so much more matter than antimatter. Now a new experiment is helping us understand the nature of antimatter better than ever before.