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Scientists capture the first image of light behaving as both a particle and a wave

Researchers have achieved the first ever pictorial evidence that light can simultaneously behave as a particle and as a wave.

By March 3, 2015


Physicists prove Einstein's 'spooky' quantum entanglement

Multiple research teams claim to have conclusively demonstrated quantum entanglement, which had been disdainfully dubbed "spooky action at a distance" by Albert Einstein.

By November 19, 2015


Working Lego particle accelerator finds the Minifigs Boson

Have you ever wondered what the building blocks of the universe might be? Perhaps they're Lego bricks.

By November 25, 2014


Stephen Hawking: God particle could wipe out the universe

In a preface to a new book, the famed physicist fears the Higgs Boson becoming unstable and causing a "catastrophic vacuum decay." But how likely is that really?

By September 7, 2014


Farewell to hope of life on Kepler-438b

One of the most Earth-like planets located by the Kepler mission is uninhabitable after all, due to its very active star.

By November 18, 2015


Watch swirling magnetic loops on the sun in mesmerizing NASA video

An entrancing set of swirls on the sun's surface gets even brighter thanks to a perfectly placed eruption.

By November 18, 2015


These 5 tips will change the way you brew coffee at home

Even a drip coffee machine can brew a cup with an artisanal flavor.

By November 4, 2015


A working Lego combination safe: Know the code or break the bricks

Safe crackers will get their skills tested with a functioning combination safe made from Lego parts.

By October 20, 2015


What happens when a giant hole opens on the sun?

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory has photographed a massive coronal hole gaping across the face of the sun. Here's what it means.

By October 18, 2015


Physicists win Nobel for finding neutrinos, burdened with mass, aren't so fleeting after all

For decades, physicists thought the hard-to-detect fundamental particles were massless. Not so, Takaaki Kajita and Arthur McDonald discovered, opening new research into the universe's past and present.

By October 6, 2015