Two camps of theorists are bickering in public—with one saying the others’ ideas don’t even qualify as science.
A system of seven Earth-like exoplanets appeared to be unstable. Now their orbits have been rewritten in the music of the spheres.
A new hydroelectric facility in Canada could push dangerous amounts of methylmercury into communities that rely on seafood.
For a flood-prone neighborhood on the front lines of climate change, officials are looking to nature for solutions.
The surprising discovery of a massive, Milky Way-size galaxy that is made of 99.99 percent dark matter has astronomers dreaming up new ideas about how galaxies form.
Astronomy has one of the worst diversity rates of any scientific field. This Harvard program is trying to change that.
Huge supercolliders aren’t the only way to search for new physical phenomena. A new generation of experiments that can fit on a tabletop are probing the nature of dark matter and dark energy and searching for evidence of extra dimensions.
A new Harvard-Smithsonian initiative will delve into places in the universe where spacetime sags around massive objects.
And not the ones in Earth's skies.
Until recently, the most careful measurements dated some stars to before the universe began.
Shaving crucial minutes off the time it takes to send tsunami warnings would give people more time to evacuate.
Some species work on their beach body. Others work on their pipes.
The marauding ants know just where to place living bridges to create shortcuts without sacrificing their food gathering prowess.
A thought experiment.