Plans for thorium reactors have been around since the 1940s, but Chinese scientists believe they are finally close to creating a working prototype.
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
Astrophysicists say our universe might be shaped like a three-dimensional donut, meaning you could point a spaceship in one direction and eventually return to where you started.
Originally built to speed up calculations, a machine-learning system is now making shocking progress at the frontiers of experimental quantum physics
The researchers believe their new bendy ice strands could give us some important hints into how water ice behaves in its natural state.
Dark matter could be even weirder than anyone thought, say cosmologists who are suggesting this mysterious substance could interact with itself in a higher dimensional universe.
The thinner size allows electrons to move across the device much faster, which could lead to the development of much quicker computers.
Astronomer Wendy Freedman suggests that the latest observations of red giant stars could be closing the gap on the Hubble tension.
Astronomers think the undead husk could transform into a neutron star — a totally new way for it to evolve.
The researchers hope to use their apparatus to probe why large objects do not exhibit quantum effects.
Physicists analyzed data from the first ever gravitational waves detected to prove Hawking's theory, and think that even more could be discovered from studying the ripples in space-time.
The researchers say that they want to use the survey to better understand our own place in the universe.
The Dark Energy Survey just released its most comprehensive results. But did they really prove Einstein wrong?
A new map of the local universe created with machine learning reveals filaments of dark matter connecting galaxies.
The supermassive black hole in the center of our galaxy may not be a black hole at all, but rather a fluffy ball of dark matter called darkinos.
A letter written by Albert Einstein to a rival physicist, including a rare example of the famous E=mc2 equation in his own hand, has sold at auction for $1.2 million.