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Surprising discoveries about black hole jets challenge existing theories

Scientists have made a remarkable breakthrough in understanding black hole jets, powerful streams of particles emitted by black holes.

Scientists find link between photosynthesis and fifth state of matter

Inside a lab, scientists marvel at a strange state that forms when they cool down atoms to nearly absolute zero. Outside their window, trees gather...

How to land on a planet safely?

When a lander descends toward the moon – or a rocky planet, asteroid, or comet – the exhaust plume of the rocket interacts with...

The first light in the universe helps build a dark matter map

In the 1960s, astronomers began noticing a pervasive microwave background visible in all directions.

A message to meteorite hunters: Put down your magnets!

MIT study shows that simple hand magnets erase a meteorite’s magnetic memory.

Scientists propose five Venus-like planets for James Webb Space Telescope to target

Scientists propose using James Webb to look at five planets in the Venus Zone, a search that could reveal valuable insights into Earth’s future.

Yale scientists prove a key theory of quantum physics

Scientists have for the first time, using a process known as quantum error correction, substantially extended the lifetime of a quantum bit.

Scientists use lasers to recreate twisted superconducting material

Scientists have created a way to use lasers to “simulate” a material that physicists have been drooling over for its potential technological applications for years.

Scientists open door to manipulating ‘quantum light’

Scientists have demonstrated the ability to manipulate and identify small numbers of interacting photons – packets of light energy – with high correlation.

Scientists detect neutrinos made by particle collider for first time

In a scientific first, a team led by physicists at the University of California, Irvine has detected neutrinos created by a particle collider.