How much force must a penguin apply in order to blast a flying poop projectile, and how far can it travel? Fortunately for us all, scientists now have answers.
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
Physicists have discovered a new, exotic kind of tetraquark, made up of four charm quarks. They say it's a major breakthrough.
A big black hole gobbled up a mystery object. It emitted no light detectable from Earth. What was it?
How fast is this nearby black hole spinning? A new measurement offers clues that could solve the old mystery.
An experiment buried underground in Italy has turned up a mysterious result, and a never-before-seen "axion" particle seems like the most likely explanation.
Scientists have generated an exotic form of matter in the unique microgravity environment aboard the International Space Station and are using it to explore the quantum world, a new study finds.
The world's largest atom smasher has "given birth" to a set of four ultraheavy particles — called top quarks.
This Wednesday, thousands of scientists will #ShutDownAcademia, #ShutDownSTEM and #StrikeforBlackLives.
Aerodynamic slats newly installed on the Golden Gate Bridge produce a loud hum on windy days, as San Fransiscans learned this past weekend.
A physicist proposes that the moon is a great place to build a particle collider and conduct high-energy physics experiments.
Physicists set a new record by linking together a hot soup of 15 trillion atoms in a bizarre phenomenon called quantum entanglement.
Some scientists suspect Martian moons sometimes break up into rings. A new piece of evidence from the surviving moon Deimos' orbit supports that theory.
Eleven billion years ago, a hot, active, eyeball of a galaxy glared across space. It formed in a violent collision, and could help explain the Milky Way's spiral.
Using gravitational waves to approximate pi, physicists see no problem with Einstein's theory of general relativity.
A new paper used an advanced "Bayesian" model to show that the emergence of intelligent life on Earth was probably a lucky break.
What if one of the strangest, most unsettling findings in particle physics turned out to be an illusion? A new study suggest a simple physical explanation for a mysterious event.
There's a microwave power experiment heading to space Saturday (May 16) aboard the Air Force's secretive X-37B spaceplane. Researchers hope it could lead to a new global power source.
Two entirely different ways of "weighing" the cosmos are producing disparate results. The discrepancy could be a sign that physicists will need to revise the standard model of cosmology.
The 19.6 ton (17,800 kilogram) body of a Chinese rocket slammed into the planet's atmosphere today (May 11). It was the biggest such incident since 1991.