Our section of the Milky Way might be much bigger than previously thought
September 29, 2016, 1 a.m. by Bryan Nelson
Nobody knows exactly what our galaxy looks like, but new details have emerged that offer surprising hints.
Ancient Greek algorithm could be used to find inconceivably large prime numbers
September 28, 2016, 4:43 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
The sieve of Eratosthenes is an ancient tool for finding primes, but it might get a boost by modern computing.
'Hangover-free' alcohol gives you the buzz without the headache
September 23, 2016, 6:18 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
A synthetic form of alcohol called 'alcosynth' that doesn't cause hangovers could replace normal booze by 2050.
Scientists have just teleported quantum information over a record 7 kilometers
September 20, 2016, 2:26 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
It's not quite the same as the technology from 'Star Trek,' but it's pretty magical nonetheless.
First wave energy station in U.S. generates power in Hawaii
September 19, 2016, 6:44 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
Wave power has the potential to supply 25 percent of the nation's energy.
Video gamers beat scientists and computers in discovering complex protein shape
September 19, 2016, 4:47 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
Using a puzzle game called Foldit, gamers prove their worth by besting the experts.
Time crystals might be a real thing, according to new study
September 13, 2016, 7:14 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
There might exist some crystals that extend into the fourth dimension.
Astronomers witness a star collapsing into a black hole for the first time
September 12, 2016, 5:01 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
Researchers watched as a red supergiant star 20 million light-years away suddenly went dark.
Astronomers discover 'fossil' galaxy that looks like the ancient Milky Way
September 7, 2016, 10:21 a.m. by Bryan Nelson
A bizarre globular cluster 19,000 light-years away appears to be a remnant of the universe's epoch of galaxy formation.