What do smoke rings, tornadoes and the Great Red Spot of Jupiter have in common? They are all examples of vortices, regions within a fluid (liquid, gas or plasma) where the flow spins around an imaginary straight or curved axis. Understanding how geophysical (natural world) vortices behave can be critical for tasks such as weather forecasting and environmental pollution monitoring.
Astronomers have shed further light on the mysterious process of how young stars and their planetary systems form.
The old adage, ‘two’s company three's a crowd’ could also be true for wide binary star systems.
University of Texas astronomers have discovered the most massive black hole to date.
The ice-filled continent on the southern edge of the planet is indeed warming up, but it isn't the first time.
A new study gives a lot more weight to the father when it comes to passing down genetic disorders to children.
A group of scientists have found a way to produce a solid-state maser that operates at room temperature.
In 1906, a Canadian schooner sailed Lake Ontario carrying 480 tons of coal. Unfortunately for the Queen of the Lakes, she would soon sink to the bottom, unseen for 105 years ...until now.
This is something straight out of every scientist's sweetest dream. Yes, researchers recently found three living rainbow toads that were previously thought to be extinct in the jungles of Borneo.
Science isn't an international language after all, according to a new survey. On the contrary, when people from different cultures read the same article, they can come away with completely different opinions.