Science

Ask Ethan: Can We Find Out If Gravitons Exist?

They’re not just a theoretical prediction of quantum gravity. They should be detectable, too.Continue reading on Starts With A Bang!...

Why Is The Universe Fundamentally Left-Handed?

The weak interactions only couple to left-handed particles. And we still don’t know why.Continue reading on Starts With A Bang! »

Why Are There Only 8 Gluons?

With three colors and three anticolors, there aren’t actually nine gluons; only eight.Continue reading on Starts With A Bang! »

Please do not touch the Australian stinging tree

Stinging-tree leaves look soft and inviting, but one touch delivers agony. Structurally, the plant's painful chemical looks a lot...

Quantum Fluctuations Were Experimentally Proven Way Back...

Often viewed as a theoretical, calculational tool only, the Lamb Shift proved their existence.Continue reading on Starts With A Bang!...

There’s water on sunny parts of the moon, scientists confirm

The new observations were made by a telescope on board a jet in Earth’s atmosphere. They confirm the presence of water on sunlit areas...

Third major vaccine shows great promise against COVID-19

This vaccine, which may be easier to get to the public, appears to be 90 percent effect at halting disease and maybe spread of the...

What Are The Real Odds Of ‘Doomsday’ Asteroid Apophis Striking...

And if it does strike us, how much damage will it cause?Continue reading on Starts With A Bang! »

The diabolical ironclad beetle is nearly unsquishable

The diabolical ironclad beetle is an incredibly tough little creature. A peek inside its exoskeleton reveals what makes it virtually...

Scientists Say: Puberty

Puberty is a time when hormones surge and people develop the ability to have children. But it’s so much more than that.

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