A new paper strengthens the theory that black holes are like balls of space yarn and debunks the idea of "firewalls".
Wormholes might very well be a key feature to our cosmos.
The annual rite of February’s African-American History Month in America feels more and more like a mixed blessing with each passing year. On one hand, setting aside time to learn […]
In 1974, Hawking showed that black holes aren't stable, but emit radiation and decay. Nearly 50 years later, it isn't just for black holes.
From forgotten Hollywood movies to Frank Herbert’s "Dune," science fiction illustrates some of our deepest fears about technology.
Yes, "the laws of physics break down" at singularities. But something really weird must have happened for black holes to not possess them.
The odds are slim, but the consequences would be literally world-ending. There really is a chance of a black hole devouring the Earth.
Psychedelics mess with our prior beliefs, and could help us see what forms these beliefs in the first place.
That scary swirling void from which nothing can escape is our perfect universal translation tool.
When supermassive black holes merge, they emit more energy than anything else to occur in our Universe except the Big Bang.
Queen Calafia seems like she could have sprung from the pages of a modern fantasy novel.
Since its observation discovery in the 1990s, dark energy has been one of science's biggest mysteries. Could black holes be the cause?
Slimy biofilms made up of bacterial and eukaryotic life forms have taken over an abandoned, flooded uranium mine in Germany.
Is the dumpster in the alley worthy of a poem?
We'll never be able to extract any information about what's inside a black hole's event horizon. Here's why a singularity is inevitable.
Surely they can't be worse...can they?
At 1,600 light years away, the black hole is practically in our cosmic backyard.
In 1974, Stephen Hawking showed that even black holes don't live forever, but emit radiation and eventually evaporate. Here's how.
We are tearing ourselves apart over gender issues, with the result that the problems of boys and men are left untreated.
Bring not a bagpipe to a man in trouble.
The neutrino is the most ghostly, rarely-interacting particle in all the Standard Model. How well can we truly make "beams" out of them?
Such massive, early supermassive black holes have puzzled astronomers for decades. At last, we've finally figured out how they form.
With two different black hole event horizons now directly imaged, we can see that they are, in fact, rings, not disks. But why?