When the plasma of the Van Allen belts drops in density during a solar storm, it can set up the perfect conditions for electrons to travel nearly as fast as light.
A weird, super-powerful particle that's not truly a particle could have dominated the universe when it was just a second old, releasing a flood of ripples that permeated all of space-time.
Particles called axions may be the reason the 'Magnificent 7' cluster of neutron stars emits extreme X-rays.
If the Higgs boson really is decaying into pairs of muons in the Large Hadron Collider, that's a big deal for particle physics.
Researchers have found a way to trap and study elusive particle trios called trions at room temperature.
Two experiments hunting for a whisper of a particle called a dark boson that prevents whole galaxies from flying apart recently published some contradictory results.
A new experiment on ultra-rare astatine could open the door to cancer treatments and new research into super-heavy atoms.
Sign up for the Live Science daily newsletter now
Get the world’s most fascinating discoveries delivered straight to your inbox.