Scientists captured high-speed footage of the moment before lightning strikes.
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
It's now possible to send uncrackable quantum messages through thin air, and the people who figured out how to do it are getting ready to send the messages into space.
A mysterious "kick" in the early universe may have produced more matter than antimatter. And that imbalance may have also led to the creation of dark matter, researchers now say.
Ever ridden a teacup ride at a state fair? If so, you might have a small taste of life in a whirling, twirling sextuply-eclipsing sextuple star system.
The universe may be filled with "mirror" particles — and these otherwise-undetectable particles could be shrinking the densest stars in the universe, turning them into black holes.
Particles called axions may be the reason the 'Magnificent 7' cluster of neutron stars emits extreme X-rays.
Data from the now-destroyed Arecibo radio telescope has revealed a bizarre new type of hybrid venomous-spider star.
NASA fired up the core stage of its massive new megarocket Saturday (Jan. 16) in a critical test that appeared to shut down early.
NASA is going to light up the most powerful rocket it's ever built Saturday (Jan. 16), though it won't go anywhere.
A rapidly twirling, ultramagnetic 500-year-old infant has been spotted zipping at never-before-seen speeds through the Milky Way. It belongs to a super-rare flavor of super-rare star.
NASA plans to ignite an absolutely mammoth rocket on Jan. 17, the largest it's built since the Apollo program
Similar to the bonds found in water, but way more powerful, this new bond could offer deep insight into the true workings of chemical reactions.
Medical discoveries dominated the news in 2020, but even under pandemic conditions, astronomers discovered amazing things in space in 2020.
From a colossal explosion to mystery burps deciphered, here were some of the top stories in physics in 2020.
This year saw a possible first detection of solar axions, and the possible death of the sterile neutrino.
There's a giant asteroid somewhere out there in the solar system, and it hurled a big rock at Earth that left behind meteorites unlike any scientists had ever seen.