Top stories of 2017

Shoe-string theory: Science shows why shoelaces come untied

A new study by mechanical engineers at UC Berkeley finally shows why your shoelaces may keep coming untied. It's a question that everyone asks, often after stopping to retie their shoes, yet one that nobody had investigated ...

Apr 11, 2017

Two new massive planets detected around the star HD 27894

Gas giant planet HD 27894 b appears to have at least two massive companions, according to a new study published June 1 in a paper on One of the newly discovered alien worlds is a Saturn-mass planet, while the other ...

Jun 12, 2017

Fuel shortages, bottlenecks hamper Florida mass exodus

With Hurricane Irma aiming squarely at Florida, up to a million people were told to evacuate coastal areas in the Sunshine State and neighboring Georgia Thursday, amid worries that fuel shortages and traffic bottlenecks could ...

Sep 07, 2017

Astronomers piece together first image of black hole

After training a network of telescopes stretching from Hawaii to Antarctica to Spain at the heart of our galaxy for five nights running, astronomers said Wednesday they may have snapped the first-ever picture of a black hole.

Apr 12, 2017

Archaeologists find 12th Dead Sea Scrolls cave

Excavations in a cave on the cliffs west of Qumran, near the northwestern shore of the Dead Sea, prove that Dead Sea scrolls from the Second Temple period were hidden in the cave, and were looted by Bedouins in the middle ...

Feb 08, 2017