Crazy about comets!

Crazy about comets!
Are comets omens of doom? Not. What do these voices from the early solar system tell us about their birthplaces? More »

China visits moon!

China visits moon!
As scientists find new surprises in Apollo’s 40-year-old rock collection, gravity studies by an over-achieving satellite duo provide a More »

Typhoon flogs Philippines

Typhoon flogs Philippines
As scientists try to understand the biggest storms in a warming earth, we try to make sense of what’s known, and what’s not. Does More »

Understanding the Russian asteroid

Understanding the Russian asteroid
The biggest asteroid to strike land in 105 years sheds light on where space rocks come from, how many more might hit us, and what we More »

Horrific Hurricanes

Horrific Hurricanes

How do hurricanes form? How do we predict their paths? How can we improve predictions? More »

Boasting about the boson

Boasting about the boson

Award follows last year’s sighting of elusive boson at world’s largest atom smasher. At last, matter can have mass, and physics can More »

Pitching the biomechanics

Pitching the biomechanics
The fate of baseball teams valued at millions of dollars and followed by millions of rabid fans can come down to the elbow. More »

Ocean fish in hot water

Ocean fish in hot water

The ocean’s most valuable fish are caught in a vise. Areas known as dead zones are encroaching on their living zones and pinning them More »

The importance of being Einstein

The importance of being Einstein

Experiment: Earth “drags” spacetime, as Einstein predicted. What else did Einstein get right? (Hint: Lots and lots!) More »