Scientists have been on the hunt for dark matter for decades. A new hypothesis now suggests that the strange invisible stuff could be made of microscopic, or quantum, black hole atoms.
A theoretical physicist at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) has developed a mathematical model for trapping light — even at room temperature.
The Milky Way is a spiral galaxy — but what exactly does it look like? Does it have two, four, or more arms? Astronomers think that now they’re one step closer to the answer.
Money, gadgets and credit cards could soon have tiny, invisible anti-counterfeiting "fingerprints" embedded into them, making it pretty much impossible to falsify such objects, say scientists.
Theories have long predicted the existence of teensy particles that might make up the Higgs boson, and research suggests such pip-squeakes, dubbed techni-quarks, are likely lurking in the universe.
Air conditioners, cars and other machinery may soon be free of vibrations and thus much quieter than they are now, thanks to new so-called adaptive phononic crystals.
Dinosaurs that roamed the Earth 250 million years ago had five times more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere than we have today
Inside black holes dwell quantum remains of the stars from which they were formed, say a group of scientists, who also predict that these stars can later emerge once the black hole evaporates.
Scientists say climate change may be to blame for the current heavy downpours that have led to widespread flooding in the United Kingdom.
Alien microbes might have been crawling around on exoplanets just 15 million years after the Big Bang — and 10 billion years before life popped up on Earth.
Dark matter — the elusive stuff that is thought to make up most of the known universe — is almost certain to reveal itself during the next decade, says a researcher.