The radio bursts are energetic enough to suggest that they are triggered by extremely powerful astrophysical events. Evaporating black holes or supernovae might be possible sources.
IRIS, the new NASA space telescope, is being sent aloft to study a region of the sun's atmosphere physicists previously had little interest in, so much so the region was dubbed the 'ignorosphere.'
Researchers have devised a new way to prevent neighboring quantum bits from interfering with each other, bringing large-scale quantum computing one step closer to reality.
This 50-foot-wide magnet is going nowhere fast: It will take more than a month for scientists to roll the magnet across land and sea to its new home.
Poring over 13 years worth of X-ray telescope data, scientists have discovered 26 black holes in a neighboring galaxy.
A newly discovered group of 36 stars seems to be pulsating regularly, but only once every 2 to 20 hours – many times slower than any known pulsar.
Scientists have long thought that the outer Milky Way is dotted with improbably lightweight galaxies - but until now, they haven't been able to find one.
A duo of physicists at Vanderbilt University have proposed a straightforward model that could explain dark matter in terms of known phenomena.
A new study suggests that planets form from dust that gathers in vortexes in the disk of dust and gas surrounding a young star.
A new report indicates that Amazon is working on a smart phone – possibly dubbed the 'Kindle Phone' – with a holographic display.