The strange behavior of a nearby, young, sun-like star could help solve one of the outstanding mysteries in astronomy.
The rate of tweeting about a movie accurately predicts its box office revenes, say researchers. But only after a film has been released.
NeuroPhone is the first step toward hands-free phone operation.
The powerful technique behind DNA sequencing can now be used to mine video databases. The key is a new idea known as the video genome.
In a surprise ruling, Myriad's controversial patents on breast and ovarian cancer susceptibility genes are struck down.
How can nonconducting sand particles transfer the huge amounts of charge needed to generate spectacular lightning displays? A new model finally explains this phenomenon.
Six people will lock themselves in a Russian-built Mars simulator for 520 days.
Rather than emitting light, a time-reversed laser absorbs it. Perfectly.
The best of the rest from the Physics arXiv this week
The new role that quantum information plays in gravity sets the scene for a dramatic unification of ideas in physics.