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Scientific American

5 Space Photos That Speak to Human Existence

5 Space Photos That Speak to Human Existence
From geoengineering in places like Dubai to the pollution visible from space in China and many more, these five images of Earth from space are at times sobering and others inspiring.

Big Bang Gravitational Waves: 5 Essential Facts

Big Bang Gravitational Waves: 5 Essential Facts
We've all heard about the recent, exciting discovery of gravitational waves and now Scientific American looks at five facts that make those waves that are so exciting.
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The Rosetta Comet Chaser: Five Things to Know

The Rosetta Comet Chaser: Five Things to Know
The Rosetta "Comet Chaser" is carrying out a mission that has never before been attempted: orbiting then landing on a comet; specifically, 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

Five Remarkable Facts About the Northern Lights

Five Remarkable Facts About the Northern Lights
There have been some remarkable Northern Lights recently, prompting Scientific American to look at some of the remarkable facts about the Aurora Borealis.

The Physics of Thor: How Does He Fly?

The Physics of Thor: How Does He Fly?
How can Thor wield a massively heavy hammer, yet Hulk cannot even budge it? And how does Thor use Mjolnir to fly? Scientific American looks at the theories and physics.

The Coldest Place in the Universe

The Coldest Place in the Universe
Welcome to the Boomerang Nebula, the coldest place in the universe with a temperature just 1 degree above absolute zero. As they say in Siberia: "Brrrrr!"

Beautiful Interactive Map of the Exoplanets

Beautiful Interactive Map of the Exoplanets
It's great fun to play with this interactive graph showing all known exoplanets and their position in the sky or, alternatively, their distance from the Sun.

Scientific American: Five Amazing Exoplanets

Scientific American: Five Amazing Exoplanets
Scientific American searches for the five most amazing exoplanets and they find some crazy ones to share.

Scientific American Quantum Shorts Video Winners

Scientific American Quantum Shorts Video Winners
These four videos were the winners of Scientific American's 2012 contest for a three-minute video "inspired by fundamental concepts in quantum physics." Enjoy.

5 Unsolved Space Mysteries: Scientific American

5 Unsolved Space Mysteries: Scientific American
Scientific American looks at five of the most amazing unsolved mysteries of space. From life on Mars to dark matter, check them all out. Scooby Doo, where are you?
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