Computer simulations have become so accurate that cosmologists can now use them to study dark matter, supermassive black holes and other mysteries of the real evolving cosmos.
An experiment at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory near Chicago has detected far more electron neutrinos than predicted — a possible harbinger of a revolutionary new elementary particle called the sterile neutrino, though many physicists remain skeptical.
When a crystallographer treated prime numbers as a system of particles, the resulting diffraction pattern created a new view of existing conjectures in number theory.
A roundup of some of the most important discoveries gleaned so far from the Gaia space observatory’s new map of the galaxy.
In new computer experiments, artificial-intelligence algorithms can tell the future of chaotic systems.
The statistician Donald Richards lives to uncover subtle patterns hiding in real-world data.
The amount of energy infusing empty space seems too small to explain without a multiverse. But physicists have at least one alternative left to explore.