Articles by

Emily Conover

Antiprotons show no hint of unexpected matter-antimatter differences

It’s confirmed: Protons and antiprotons are well-matched. The two types of subatomic particles mirror each other in...

New high-speed video reveals the physics of a finger snap

It all happens in a snap. New high-speed video exposes the blink-and-you’ll-miss-it physics behind snapping your fingers....

A new particle accelerator aims to unlock secrets of bizarre atomic nuclei

Inscribed on an Italian family’s 15th century coat of arms and decorating an ancient Japanese shrine, the...

A stunning simulation re-creates how M87’s black hole launches plasma jets

From the maw of the supermassive black hole at the center of the galaxy M87, two enormous...

Neutron star collisions probably make more gold than other cosmic smashups

The cosmic origins of elements heavier than iron are mysterious. One elemental birthplace came to light in...

A rush to watch a supernova exposed its last gasp before exploding

A mad scramble to observe the moments after a star’s death is helping scientists understand how the...

Here’s the physics of why ducklings swim in a row behind their mother

There’s physics to having your ducklings in a row. By paddling in an orderly line behind their...

An atomic clock measured how general relativity warps time across a millimeter

A millimeter might not seem like much. But even a distance that small can alter the flow...