A newly created isotope of the silvery metal lutetium has a strange squashed nucleus and a half-life of just a few hundred nanoseconds.
From the forces that keep athletes twirling and sliding, to the weird laws governing the world of the very small, to the far-out concepts of time travel and alternate universes, physics covers a lot of interesting territory. Here, Live Science keeps you abreast of all the fascinating physics discoveries.Physics
Reference From the beginning of the universe to the present day, it's one of the few things we regard as regular and unchanging. But is it really so constant? We take a look at the physics of time.
The quantum state of a black hole's gravitational field may hold clues as to what is beyond the event horizon.
Reference Quantum mechanics is the body of scientific laws that describe the wacky behavior of photons, electrons and the other particles that make up the universe.
The Pacific Ocean Neutrino Experiment would turn a massive swath of the Pacific Ocean into nature's own neutrino detector.
The test chamber will enable scientists to test technologies and structures on Earth before sending them to the moon.
The three-body problem, which has plagued science since the days of Isaac Newton, is closer to being solved, scientists say.
Bizarre quantum objects called Q balls could explain why the universe if filled with matter and ultimately why we exist.
A new mechanism for dark matter creation could explain the current six-to-one ratio of dark matter to matter.
A 54-page document co-written with engineer Michele Besso sold for a record-breaking $13 million at auction on Tuesday, Nov 23.
A rare 54-page manuscript written by Albert Einstein and Michele Besso could earn a record sum at auction on Tuesday, Nov. 23
The effect, called Pauli blocking, has been predicted for 30 years. Scientists just proved it for the first time.