The first-ever image of a black hole
This week, scientists released the first-ever picture of a black hole, compiled over the last two years using data from eight telescopes around the world. It is a major landmark in the history...
Cosmos may be expanding faster than we think
We know that the universe is expanding and accelerating — but recently physicists have begun to disagree about the speed. Now some say that they could be missing a major piece of the puzzle.
Winston Churchill: alien life is out there
A newly-found article shows the man who led Britain to victory in the second world war arguing life may exist on other planets. Most scientists agree. So what are the chances they are right?
The ‘Second Earth’ orbiting our nearest star
Meet Proxima b, a newly discovered exoplanet just four light years from Earth. Scientists say it could be rocky, watery, and habitable. Should we be optimistic about finding alien life there?
Black holes, big bangs: 100 years of relativity
Exactly 100 years ago, Albert Einstein gave a lecture which changed how we think about the universe forever. It was an extraordinary moment. What did he say? And why does it still matter?
Parallel universes are real, say physicists
Physics professor and TV presenter Brian Cox says he believes we live in just one of an infinite number of parallel universes. Is there any evidence for that and should it change how we think?
Physics on stage in ‘multiverse’ love story
A hit play seeks to explain cutting edge quantum physics through a love story with infinite variations. Audiences love it. What happens when science meets the arts?