Learn how physics rule the world (and everything beyond it) with explainers on Earth's geological processes, quantum and particle physics, robotics, and more.
Latest Physics Stories
Does antimatter fall down or up? We now have a definitive answer.
The mathematical theory that connects swimming sperm, zebra stripes, and sunflower seeds
A massive detector in China will try to find a supernova before it happens
What is matter? It’s not as basic as you’d think.
Nature generates more data than the internet … for now
This record-breaking X-ray laser is ready to unlock quantum secrets
The Tonga volcanic eruption reshaped the seafloor in mind-boggling ways
Seismic sensors reveal the true intensity of explosions in Ukraine
India just landed on the moon. Now it’s headed for the sun.
How the world’s biggest particle accelerator is racing to cook up plasma from after the big bang
The surprising strategy behind running the fastest marathon
A fleeting subatomic particle may be exposing flaws in a major physics theory
When two stars orbit each other, gravity gets weird
How a US lab created energy with fusion—again
Colorado is getting a state-of-the-art laser fusion facility
Featured In Physics
What the heck is a time crystal, and why are physicists obsessed with them?
Physicists just gifted us ‘quantum spin liquid,’ a weird new state of matter
Why the quadruple axel jump is nearly impossible to land
Light Photographed As A Wave And A Particle For The First Time
The world’s worst conductor could be a game changer in the climate crisis
The insides of pro bowling balls will make your head spin
A key part of the big bang remains troublingly elusive
Snapping your fingers is a move worthy of a professional athlete
The most precise atomic clocks ever are proving Einstein right—again
Why is space cold if the sun is hot?
When light flashes for a quintillionth of a second, things get weird
We finally have a working supersolid. Here’s why that matters.