| Jan 27, 2015
| 11:15 PM
Charles Townes, the Columbia University physicist who transformed modern society with his invention of the maser and the laser, receiving the 1964 Nobel Prize in physics for his effort, has died. He was 99.
Townes, who had been in failing health, died...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 5:38 PM
The battle between two economic juggernauts is about to begin — and Newport News, Hampton Roads and Virginia may be in danger of falling behind.
New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced earlier this week that he plans to add $65 million to the...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 4:21 PM
As part of a research team studying galaxies, two University of Maryland scientists recently helped find a wild one.
It doesn't fit into the two main galaxy shape categories and is even a bit too odd to belong with those astronomers call "irregulars,"...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 4:40 PM
UC Irvine professor Norman Rostoker, a nuclear fusion pioneer who sought practical applications for clean energy, died on Christmas Day in Irvine. He was 89.
Considered the father of breakthrough nuclear fusion techniques, Rostoker pursued the use of...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 12:19 PM
Some serious groundwork has been laid. Some amazing instruments are turning on. Some incredible destinations are in sight. If you ask us, 2015 is going to be an awesome year in science.
From solar system exploration to new adventures in particle physics...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 3:27 AM
American scientists Eric Betzig and William Moerner and Germany's Stefan Hell won the 2014 Nobel Prize for chemistry for the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy, the award-giving body said on Wednesday.
The Royal Swedish Academy of...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 8:47 PM
Scientists say they may have discovered a possible dark matter signal coded in the X-rays emanating from two bright objects in the sky.
The findings, set to be published next week in Physical Review Letters, could offer tangible evidence for the...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 7:15 PM
They've thrilled visitors to Yellowstone National Park for well over a century -- simmering ponds of brilliant, rainbow colors with unforgettable names like Grand Prismatic Spring and Sapphire Pool.
Yet not all of Yellowstone's famed thermal pools...
| Dec 24, 2014
| 5:41 PM
It’s time to see the sun in a whole new light – X-ray light. NASA’s NuSTAR space telescope has taken a stunning portrait of our home star in high-energy X-rays.
The related research, presented at the American Geophysical Union...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 12:16 PM
CERN's Large Hadron Collider will be turned back on in March and a few weeks later will start smashing sub-atomic particles together again at nearly double its previous power, helping scientists hunt for clues about the universe.
The world's biggest...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 4:27 PM
President Obama is expected to nominate Ashton Carter, a physicist with extensive experience in the Pentagon’s leadership, as secretary of Defense to replace Chuck Hagel, according to administration officials.
If confirmed by the Senate, Carter...