The atom’s nucleus has a lopsided count of seven protons but just two neutrons
After identifying interlocking symmetries in mammalian cells, scientists can describe some tissues as liquid crystals — an observation that lays the groundwork for a fluid-dynamic theory of how tissues move
Hungarian scholar Gábor Domokos aims to understand the physical world by describing its forms in the simplest possible geometry
The quantum astrochemist’s work offers clues to what distant objects are made of
Something may be missing from current theories about the strong nuclear force
In experiments involving bouncy balls, plastic bottles and a high-speed camera, researchers in Chile discovered that it’s possible to control the height of a container’s bounce by swirling the water inside.
A new look at lenticular galaxies suggests a tweak to galaxy evolution theory
The discovery hints that auroras on all planets except Neptune have a common explanationr
By treating molecules as geometric tessellations, scientists devised a new way to forecast how 2D materials might self-assemble.
Physicists finally understand why heating a supercold quantum fluid freezes it into a solid
The strange phenomenon of quantum tunneling has been observed in a chemical reaction that defies classical physics