New study reveals why dandelions are among the best fliers — they take to the air in a unique way

We have a lot to learn from the humble dandelion.

Mathematicians solve old mystery about spaghetti breaking

Here’s a question you never knew you wanted to answer.

Why a spinning hard-boiled egg always faces up

Try it at home.

Scientists design $100 muon detector

It’s a unique chance to do some top notch science from the comfort of your own home.

Why wheelie suitcases wobble out of control and what you can do to stop them

Ah, wheeled luggage — a necessary evil.

Why clouds don’t fall

They never fall but they pour.

World’s tiniest race will pit nanocars against each other in Toulouse this April

The stakes have never been so tiny.

NASA wants to create the coolest spot in the universe

It’s cool, and it’s totally out there!

Czech researchers turn graphene sheets into the first stable non-metallic magnets

Is there anything graphene can’t do?

Light-bending material could bridge quantum and classical physics

We’re closer than ever to a Theory of Everything.

In 1975, a physicist co-authored a paper with his cat. He did it for a very good reason

F.D.C. Willard, also known as Chester, is a cat who co-authored a high-quality physics paper in 1975

Squished-booms: looking at the behavior of underwater explosions

Explosions behave quite differently underwater than what you’d see on the surface.

The 2016 Nobel Prize in physics awarded to trio of topological experts

Bagel physics begets a prize.

Physicists think they might have found a dark boson — a dark matter particle

It could be the key to understanding dark matter.

New measurement of a proton leaves us with more questions than answers

We just can’t seem to determine exactly how tiny they are.

The LHC is back – and it’s stronger than ever

After the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) took a 2 year hiatus to up its power, it’s finally back, and it’s stronger than ever – strong enough to uncover some of physics best kept secrets. Today, June 3, the LhC started delivering physics data for the first time in 27 months.

Richard Feynman’s Lectures on Physics released for free online

Feynman was at times called “The Great Explainer” because of his skill at making complex subjects accessible to students, and while still a professor at Caltech he released his now famous Feynman Lectures on Physics. The three-volume collection has since become the most popular physics text book. Now, the whole collection is available for free, online for your personal consideration.

The history of physics in a short, neat animation

Physics is a branch of science that interestingly enough developed out of philosophy, and was thus referred to as natural philosophy up until the late 19th century – a term describing a field of study concerned with “the workings of nature”. Here’s a short, very interesting and nice animation showing a short history of physics, from Galileo to Einstein. Hope

Richard Feynman explains the scientific method in 10 miuntes

Richard Feynman is one of the most known and loved physicists to ever walk the face of the planet. He is known for his research in path integral formulation of quantum mechanics, the theory of quantum electrodynamics, and the physics of the superfluidity of supercooled liquid helium, as well as in particle physics. But perhaps for the most of the

New, great open-access deal for particle physics

Fantastic news for physics lovers: pretty much all particle physics articles will now be open-source, thanks to a deal between a consortium and 12 journals. In the most remarkable attempt to make hard, peer-reviewed science available to readers, the Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics (SCOAP3) is close to securing all particle-physics articles — about 7,000 publications