Penalty-kick shootoutsthose nerve-racking ends to ties in World Cup elimination roundsgive the advantage to shooters, who kick the ball at speeds of up to 80 mph from 12 yards away. Here's how goalies can use physics to beat the odds.
The light emitted from quasars might help us find out.
The mathematics of cross-section.
Looking at a simple item can make you question the probabilistic nature of the universe.
A vaguely plausible thought experiment posits that every electron is one electron moving back and forth through time.
What is "dark flow," and how real is it?
The DUNE experiment will study neutrinos and anti-neutrinos and possibly unravel the secrets of the universe.
We need a new kind of kilogram, here's how we're making it.
Paul Dirac was trying to reconcile relativity with quantum mechanics and ended up predicting the existence of antimatter.
Here's a brief look at how strange these exotic particles really are.
Traveling faster than light is impossible. But if it weren't, what would it look like?
The pressure of the Earth's atmosphere is all around us, might as well use it.
It takes some clever geometry.
From brakes to spoilers and beyond.
The laws of physics specifically prohibit duplication.
Black holes, the Event Horizon, and what happens when you find yourself inside one.
Ok, it's more like a base that ties the other laws together.
The new clock will result in smaller, more portable atomic clocks that scientists around the world could use in their experiments.
Clearly, the answer is no, but this example shows us how the way we conceive of mathematical realities can change over time.
The classic double-slit experiment could be the key to uncovering a unified theory of everything.
Physicists created a new quantum theorem for entropy, and included is a possible exception.
A new theory proposes six new types of particles and could solve some of the biggest problems in physics.
But don't worry, scientists might be wrong.
Do the forces that we feel shape our lives really exist?