Articles by

Emily Conover

Enormous X-ray bubbles balloon from the center of the Milky Way

Two giant, mysterious bubbles spew from the Milky Way’s heart, and now it appears the bubbles may...

The new light-based quantum computer Jiuzhang has achieved quantum supremacy

A new type of quantum computer has proven that it can reign supreme, too. A photonic quantum computer,...

Newton’s groundbreaking Principia may have been more popular than previously thought

Isaac Newton’s 17th century book, the Principia, gave the famed English scientist a reputation: “here goes the...

Supercooled water has been caught morphing between two forms

Supercooled water is two of a kind, a new study shows. Scientists have long suspected that water at...

Giant lasers help re-create supernovas’ explosive, mysterious physics

When one of Hye-Sook Park’s experiments goes well, everyone nearby knows. “We can hear Hye-Sook screaming,” she’s...

LIGO and Virgo’s gravitational wave tally more than quadrupled in six months

Earth is awash in gravitational waves. Over a six-month period, scientists captured a bounty of 39 sets of...

Galileo’s famous gravity experiment holds up, even with individual atoms

According to legend, Galileo dropped weights off of the Leaning Tower of Pisa, showing that gravity causes...

A documentary and a Bollywood film highlight two disparate paths in mathematics

There’s no one way to be a mathematical genius. Shakuntala Devi had little formal education. Maryam Mirzakhani attended...