Physics and society

Inside Science explores an emerging, quantum-powered technological revolution.
Catherine Meyers, Editor
In this interview, Nicole Yunger Halpern describes her effort to tie quantum physics to the retro-futuristic steampunk genre.
Chris Gorski, Editor
A new study looks at the tiny changes that happen when something goes from wet to dry -- and ponders bigger questions.
Katharine Gammon, Contributor
In this interview, James Poskett describes how knowledge spread around the world long before the advent of modern technology.
Chris Gorski, Editor
In this episode of Inside Science Conversations Hakeem Oluseyi talks about how he fell in love with science.
Chris Gorski, Editor
In this episode of Inside Science Conversations Lindy Elkins-Tanton discusses NASA's Psyche mission and what got her into science.
Chris Gorski, Editor
As the ancestors of penguins dived deeper, their wings became streamlined for swimming.
Joshua Learn, Contributor
The findings suggest current theories of how some volcanoes form may be too simple.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor
The decrease in lightning coincided with a drop in human activities that send aerosols into the atmosphere.
Will Sullivan, Staff Writer
Our coverage throughout another tough year has continued to explore how science influences daily life.
Chris Gorski, Editor
The running of the bulls in Pamplona, Spain, helped researchers study what happens when lots of people suddenly wish to move quickly.
James Gaines, Contributor
The self-powered machine kills dangerous bacteria with an electric field.
Zack Savitsky, Contributor