Chemist Dr. Martyn Poliakoff from the University of Nottingham in the UK shows caesium reacting with water recorded with a high-speed camera, and discusses the reaction.
The atomic structure of a zinc-based material has a surprising amount in common with the tentacles of an octopus, Oxford University researchers have found.
The mystery of why star-forming hydrogen gas is undetectable in the farthest regions of the universe may have been solved by Australian astronomers.
Every Halloween, rather than just dumping the leftovers from hard-earned candy bags, author and freelance writer Loralee Leavitt suggests a fun way to use up these sugary [...]
By dark of night in an old graveyard, things rustle. At least if that cemetery is at London Grove Friends Meeting in Kennett Square, Pa.
NASA’s Curiosity “ingested its first solid sample” of soil on Mars for analysis, the U.S. space agency said Thursday.
Water trapped inside lunar soils probably comes from the solar wind—the steady stream of charged particles from the sun.
A new study has shown Jurassic Park couldn’t happen in real life, because fossilized DNA can’t survive for more than about 6.8 million years.
A recently discovered super-Earth orbiting a nearby star may be at least one-third diamond.
A scientist and an artist have teamed up with a metal-tolerant bacterium called Cupriavidus metallidurans to produce gold nuggets in a glass bioreactor.