The Webcomic Guide to Black Body Radiation and the Colors of the Stars

Earlier this year, Jorge Cham of the webcomic PhD Comics explained the Higgs Boson by combining narration from physicists with his own artwork. In his latest video, The Fingerprint of Stars, Jon Swift, Ben Montet, and Melodie Kao of CalTech's John Johnson Exoplanets Laboratory explain why different stars appear to… » 12/15/12 10:30am 12/15/12 10:30am

Forests, fog and light make these long-exposure photographs look like…

Here's a little five minute vacation for your brain. Check out these gorgeous images from Polish photographer Boguslaw Strempel, who rises early to catch the stunning morning scenes pictured here. Captured in the rolling mountains of Poland and the Czech Republic, jaw dropping doesn't begin to describe them. » 11/20/12 10:43am 11/20/12 10:43am

Scientists twist light to transmit an astounding 2.5 terabits of…

Researchers in the United States and Israel have created infinite-capacity wireless vortex beams that can carry 2.5 terabits per second – that's enough to transmit seven full Blu-ray movies every second. This may be the fastest wireless network ever created, a breakthrough that could revolutionize the development of… » 6/25/12 1:30pm 6/25/12 1:30pm