Nobel-Winning Cal Tech Physicist Murray Gell-Mann Dies at 89Former Cal Tech professor Murray Gell-Mann, acclaimed as a giant of 20th century physics, a Nobel laureate who helped discover and classify subatomic particles such as the quark, has died at his Santa Fe home.
'MacGyver' Consultant Makes His Living As Physics ProfessorFans of the hit CBS Friday night show 'MacGyver' may wonder: how many of the title character's creative contraptions are based on real science? And can any of them be made at home?
Stephen Hawking's Final Research Paper Has Been Published, And It's Mind-BendingStephen Hawking may be among the stars now, but he has managed to gift the world one more research paper.
Scientists Use Lasers To Get First Glimpse Of Mysterious AntimatterScientists have used a laser to tickle atoms of antimatter and make them shine, a key step toward answering one of the great riddles of the universe.
Latest Search For Dark Matter Leaves Scientists Empty HandedA team of scientists that included a UC Berkeley phycisist have come up empty-handed in their latest effort to find elusive dark matter, the plentiful stuff that helps galaxies like ours form.
Scientists Discover Elusive Subatomic Particle - The Pentaquark - By AccidentAccidents happen, and in a recent scientific accident in Switzerland researchers stumbled upon one more subatomic piece of the mysterious puzzle known as matter -- the pentaquark.
How Science Helps Golfers Drain Those Tricky PuttsTips from physics, physiology, and maybe even music can help you improve your score...
What Would Happen If You Dropped A Super Ball Off The Empire State Building?The Super Ball is so ubiquitous even the Super Bowl was supposedly inspired by it, and now physics know exactly why and how it does its super things.
The Physics Of The Philadelphia Amtrak Derailment: What Happens When Steel Rails Do Battle With Steel Traveling At 106 MPHDouble the train's speed and you quadruple the centripetal force on the rails.
No April Fool's Joke: Physicists Have A Sense Of Humor, 'Confirm The Force Is Real'The folks running the Large Hadron Collider, the same multi-billion dollar, miles-long machine that found the Higgs Boson God Particle "confirmed" today, April 1st, that THE Force described in Star Wars exists and guides its physicists. Just ask lead scientist, Dr. Ben Kenobi.
Our Universe Is Ending Sooner Than We Thought, Scientists SayAccording to a new study, our universe is bound to be ripped to shreds in the next tens of billions of years -- a relatively short span of time in the cosmological scale of things.
Miracle Or Just Science? Physicist Explains Why SF Window-Washer Survived 11-Story FallA window washer survived an 11-story fall from the roof of a building in San Francisco's Financial District Friday. Witnesses, including the driver of the car he landed on, were astonished to find the victim landed on the ground, injured, but still alive.
Stephen Hawking: 'God Particle' Could Destroy Universe, If Higgs Boson Research Ever Got Big EnoughRenowned physicist Stephen Hawking believes the recently discovered Higgs boson, also known as the "God particle," has the potential to unravel the universe, at least theoretically, as he writes in the forward of a new book on space travel.
Physicist Analyzes A’s Outfielder Yoenis Cespedes' Spectacular Throw To Home PlateEvery now and then, the sports world gives us something that is truly hard to believe. A throw made by Oakland A’s outfielder Yoenis Cespedes during Tuesday night’s game has many people shaking their heads.
Lawrence Berkeley Lab Scientist Wins Nobel Prize In PhysicsSaul Perlmutter, head of the Supernova Cosmology Project at the University of California, Berkeley was awakened early Tuesday to learn he was one of three scientists awarded the Nobel Prize in physics.