A phenomenon called "proton tunneling" may explain some DNA mutations, the study authors suggest.
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
The hypothetical Planet Nine may not be a planet but rather a small black hole that might be detectable from the theoretical radiation emitted from its edge, so-called Hawking radiation.
The most remote particle detector on Earth has detected the most energetic antimatter neutrino ever, confirming a 51-year-old prediction.
The experiment could be a trial for many more even smaller ones probing the long-kept secrets of quantum scale gravity.
Astronomers have found the farthest known source of radio emissions in the universe: a galaxy-swallowing supermassive black hole.
If you live in Vermont and heard an explosion just before dinnertime Sunday (March 7), there's a good chance that was a shockwave from an incoming meteor exploding over the state.
Astrophysicists have a wild idea to explain the bizarre abundance of super-high-energy radiation shooting from the center of our galaxy: gravity portals.
Like mad scientists, researchers are creating miniature black holes in their laboratories. Their mission? To see if a mysterious form of radiation predicted by Stephen Hawking exists.
Astronomers spot two highly delayed signals from two different black holes tearing apart stars in their vicinity.
Cosmologists simulated 4,000 versions of the universe in order to understand what its structure today tells us about its origins.
Scientists have spotted the first evidence of a rare Higgs boson decay, expanding our understanding of the strange quantum universe.
There's a dwarf planet in our solar system, far beyond the orbit of Pluto, that swings so far away from the sun that from its perspective Earth and Saturn look like neighbors.
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.
The mystery at the heart of an unexplained, bright point of gamma-ray light in the sky has been solved: a violent, whirling redback.
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.
Scientists are finally figuring out how much dark matter — the almost imperceptible material said to tug on everything, yet emit no light — really weighs.
In 2018, one of the brightest X-ray lights in the sky went dark, and scientists still aren't sure why.