The best duck experiment ever conducted by physicists

There is an old wives' tale that a duck's quack has no echo. This has been proven not to be true in what can only be described as the best duck experiment ever. But the rumor has a basis in truth. » 10/16/12 12:20pm 10/16/12 12:20pm

Yes, Todd Akin, victims of 'legitimate rape' get pregnant - here's…

If you haven't heard yet, it's time you did: yesterday afternoon, U.S. Senate nominee Todd Akin said in a televised interview that women rarely get pregnant following instances of "legitimate rape," because the female body has ways to "shut that whole thing down." » 8/20/12 9:00am 8/20/12 9:00am

What Caused This Galaxy's Power Surge?

The galaxy 3C 454.3 is located 7.2 billion light years away, but it's suddenly become the brightest source of gamma rays in the sky. Its particle jet has increased 10 times since the summer — and it's aimed at us. » 12/15/09 12:40pm 12/15/09 12:40pm