Cosmology

  1. Earth’s atmosphere
    Cosmology

    ‘Voyage of Time’ is Terrence Malick’s ode to life

    With “Voyage of Time,” director Terrence Malick brings the history of the universe — and the evolution of life on Earth — to the big screen.

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  2. shockwave simulation
    Cosmology

    After Big Bang, shock waves rocked newborn universe

    Shock waves in the early universe could explain the generation of magnetic fields and the predominance of matter over antimatter.

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  3. Cosmology

    A cosmic quandary, risks of hatching early and more reader feedback

    The cosmos, tadpole escape artists, vehicle collisions and more in reader feedback.

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  4. Earth

    Science finds many tricks for traveling to the past

    Our editor in chief discusses what science can tell us about the past.

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  5. spiral galaxy UGC 9391
    Cosmology

    Debate accelerates on universe’s expansion speed

    A puzzling mismatch is plaguing two methods for measuring how fast the universe is expanding.

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  6. LUX detector
    Particle Physics

    Latest search for dark matter comes up empty

    Scientists continue to come up empty-handed in the search for dark matter. The latest effort from the LUX experiment found no evidence for dark matter.

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  7. people throwing a ball on a carousel
    Astronomy

    Stephen Hawking finds the inner genius in ordinary people

    Ordinary people wrestle with big questions in science and philosophy in Genius, a new television series hosted by Stephen Hawking.

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  8. Dwarf galaxy Reticulum II
    Cosmology

    Ancient dwarf galaxy was heavy-element factory

    A rare event in an ancient galaxy left traces of heavy elements in its stars.

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  9. illustration of a black hole's accretion disk
    Cosmology

    How to make gravitational waves ‘sing’

    A rapidly spinning black hole would make a unique pattern of gravitational waves when it sucks in a smaller companion.

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  10. gamma ray map
    Cosmology

    New sky map charts previously unknown gamma-ray sources

    A new map of the sky from the High-Altitude Water Cherenkov Observatory charts the cosmic origins of high-energy photons.

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  11. illustration of a blazar
    Astronomy

    Possible source of high-energy neutrino reported

    Scientists may have found the cosmic birthplace of an ultra-high energy neutrino: a blazar 9 billion light years away.

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  12. Agriculture

    Readers debate GMOs

    Genetically-modified food, nuclear fusion, black holes and more reader feedback.

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