Three physicists won a $3 million Breakthrough prize for a series of experiments that began using cheap equipment on a tabletop in Seattle and ended up hunting dark matter.
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
Tracy Slatyer, known for hunting dark matter in our galaxy and discovering evidence of an ancient Milky Way explosion, has won a $100,000 prize funded by tech billionaires.
Two large black holes crashed together and formed a massive new one — the largest of its kind ever detected, so large that physicists weren't sure it could exist at all.
There's a strange sphere of mass at the outer reaches of solar space. Did another star help put it there?
A small, soft smacked into Costa Rica on April 23, 2019. And it carried dust older than our sun, as well as clues regarding how life formed on Earth.
Astronomers have bounced lasers of mirrors left by Apollo astronauts on the lunar surface for decades. But this is the first time bouncing one off a lunar orbiter — after a decade of trying.
Astronomers might detect black holes falling into wormholes via ripples in space-time called gravitational waves, a new study finds.
A team of physicists has devised a simple way to measure the duration of a bizarre phenomenon called quantum tunneling.
A new experiment on ultra-rare astatine could open the door to cancer treatments and new research into super-heavy atoms.
Tens of thousands of planets like Earth and Neptune might orbit the giant black hole at the center of the Milky Way.
Telescopes all over the world watched a bright flash light up space around a distant, supermassive black hole. And then, within hours, it was gone.
The United Arab Emirates' probe Hope is on its way to Mars, marking the first planetary science mission led by an Arab country. Here's why.
New research re-examining old data showed that 28 objects previously described as distant galaxies or dim black holes are in fact bright, shrouded supermassive black holes.
One of the most important controversies in physics remains unresolved after a major new study. But at least we have a new precise number for the universe's age.
Physicists are step closer to understanding where the largest black holes in the universe came from. But new data reveals even deeper mysteries around their creation.