4 million years ago, a burst of hot rock heated the planet, causing ocean acidification, massive storms, and extinctions. What can we learn from this early example?
How about some fun (and bouncity) physics puzzles to solve while you’re stuck at home?
Infectious diseases grow exponentially, not linearly. The number of cases seems small—until they’re not, and then it’s too late.
With high schools and colleges closing, the key to teaching is finding creative ways to make learning meaningful. A physics professor weighs in.
For decades, scientists have hoped to find or create ‘ideal glass,’ a perfect specimen that would help explain the nature of this enigmatic amorphous solid.
Take the Pi Day challenge: How many decimal places can you nail with this method?
If everyone went 100 percent geothermal today, Earth’s store of thermal energy would still outlive the sun.
Topological quantum computing has long been a beautiful dream. Two top scientists are now facing off over whether it will exist by 2030.
An advance in our understanding of quantum computing offers stunning solutions to problems that have long puzzled mathematicians and physicists.
Using just the technology in your pocket, you can gauge the velocity of the space station as it zips across the night sky.