How did complex systems emerge from chaos? Physicist Sean Carroll explains.
Everything you ever wanted to know about the Universe, explained by physicist Sean Carroll.
If we are wreaking havoc on ourselves and the world, it is because we have become mesmerized by a mechanistic, reductionist way of thinking.
The big-picture physics is simple – let gravity do its job.
Mathematically, it is a monster, but we can understand it in plain English.
Philosophers and scientists spent millennia arguing about the nature of light. It turned out to be stranger than anyone imagined.
Surrounding Earth is a powerful magnetic field created by swirling liquid iron in the planet’s core. Earth’s magnetic field may be nearly as old as the Earth itself – and […]
This everyday electrical phenomenon had no widely accepted scientific explanation — perhaps, until now.
For the first time, light that comes from behind a black hole has been spotted.
When Olympic athletes perform dazzling feats of athletic prowess, they are using the same principles of physics that gave birth to stars and planets.
The eastern inner core located beneath Indonesia's Banda Sea is growing faster than the western side beneath Brazil.
The non-contact technique could someday be used to lift much heavier objects — maybe even humans.
Information may not seem like something physical, yet it has become a central concern for physicists. A wonderful new book explores the importance of the "dataome" for the physical, biological, and human worlds.
If the laws of physics are symmetrical as we think they are, then the Big Bang should have created matter and antimatter in the same amount.
Theoretical physicist Geoffrey West explains the science behind a unique hypothesis.
Astronomers find a third type of supernova and explain a mystery from 1054 AD.
A new study proposes that Hawking radiation could be used to find dark matter in places like primordial black holes.
An analysis of the gravitational wave data from black hole mergers show that the event horizon area, and entropy, always increases.
Astronomers possibly solve the mystery of how the enormous Oort cloud, with over 100 billion comet-like objects, was formed.
Can one equation unite all of physics?
A new AI-generated map of dark matter shows previously undiscovered filamentary structures connecting galaxies.
The eclipse season is starting with a bang.
A thought experiment from 1867 leads scientists to design a groundbreaking information engine.