For the first time, scientists found that a bizarre, subatomic quasiparticle called a skyrmion is capable of reproducing itself in an unusual way. A skyrmion is considered a quasiparticle because...
Scientists think that they’ve taken a step toward finally understanding one of the biggest mysteries of the universe: why it exists in the first place. When the universe formed, it created both...
After a year of experimentation at Japan’s SuperKEKB particle accelerator, physicists say they’re getting close to finding a yet-undiscovered elementary particle. The team, a group of scientists...
Antimatter, the opposite of matter on the sub-atomic scale, has been puzzling scientists for almost a century. Its nature and the way it interacts with other types of matter remains largely unknown...
The key to finally finding dark matter may be hiding in antimatter, the weird inverse version of the matter that we can see and touch. The longstanding assumption among physicists has been that...
Goliath It’s hard to imagine anything that could kill a black hole. The ultra-dense celestial vacuums consume everything in their path, but that cosmic appetite could theoretically be their undoing...
Mirror Image The Big Bang didn’t just result in our familiar universe, according to a mind-bending new theory — it also generated a second “anti-universe” that extended backwards in time, like a...
STAR POWER The star system SS 433 is something of a celebrity in the world of astronomy. It’s the first known example of a microquasar — a black hole that feeds off a nearby companion star and...
Last night, SpaceX tweeted something we already knew: the company has signed the first private passenger to fly around the Moon. More new information is on the horizon — we’ll get to find out who...
A COOL NEW LEAD. We’re still figuring out what the heck antimatter even is, but scientists are already getting ready to fiddle with it. Physicists at the European Organization for Nuclear Research...