Can science explain consciousness?

We have made a great deal of progress in understanding brain activity, and how it contributes to human behavior. But what no one has so far managed to explain is how all of this results in feelings, emotions and experiences.

A hidden phase of matter created by a burst of light

A pulse of laser light resulted in a stable "supercrystal" created by a team of U.S. researchers. The team's goal is to discover interesting states of matter that do not exist in equilibrium in nature.

Last of universe's missing ordinary matter

Until now, astrophysicists had only been able to locate about two-thirds of the ordinary matter. In the new research, an international team pinned down the missing third.

Could dark matter atoms explain a recent observation?

A tiny fraction of dark matter could have a charge, allowing it to interact with regular matter during the time between the Big Bang and formation of the Cosmic Microwave Background, some physicists say.

Physicists discovered a new form of matter, excitonium

A team of researchers have demonstrated the existence of an enigmatic new form of matter, which has perplexed scientists since it was first theorized almost 50 years ago..

The Mystery of the Universe's Missing ‘Normal’ Matter Has Begun to Unravel

Previously undetected matter was found in the form of gas filaments between galaxies, which is a major step toward explaining the structure of the cosmos.

Physicists might have just found a primordial state of matter in rare proton collisions

Physicists at CERN have reported an unexplained phenomenon in their giant ion collider device - for the first time ever, particles called 'strange hadrons' have been observed in rare proton collisions.

It's official: time crystals are a new state of matter, and now we can create them

Two separate research teams managed to create what looked an awful lot like time crystals back in January, and now both experiments have successfully passed peer-review for the first time, putting the 'impossible' phenomenon squarely in the realm of reality.

Scientists unveil new form of matter: Time crystals

Two teams built a time crystal, the first examples of a non-equilibrium form of matter.

Breakthrough in the quantum transfer of information between matter and light

From stationary to flying qubits at speeds never reached before... This feat brings us a little closer to the era when information is transmitted via quantum principles.

2016 Nobel Prize in physics awarded for revealing the secrets of exotic matter

Three scientists working in the United States were honored for discoveries of "topological phase transitions and topological phases of matter".

Much ado about nothing: Astronomers use empty space to study the universe

An international team of astronomers reports that they were able to achieve four times better precision in measurements of how the universe's visible matter is clustered together by studying the empty spaces in between.

The fourth state of matter, plasma

Tuning cold plasma can either promote or inhibit bone formation.

Antimatter, annihilation and a universe that shouldn't exist

Antimatter is at the heart of one of the great mysteries in modern physics — why our universe has stuff in it.