New evidence that the Moon's explosive birth was weirder than we thought

Scientists have long believed that Earth's moon was born with a bang, in a colossal planetary collision commonly dubbed "The Big Splat." A study published in the latest issue of Nature all but confirms this violent hypothesis — but two additional studies published today in Science make the story of the Moon's origins… » 10/17/12 12:53pm 10/17/12 12:53pm

Physicists make Tibetan bowls sing, fizz, and spit

Tibetan singing bowls have been used to produce beautiful and eery sounds. Now physicists are using them when they're full of water to create a reverse-rainstorm. » 7/01/11 8:30am 7/01/11 8:30am