Scientists Directly Manipulate Antimatter For The First Time

Antimatter, the mysterious antiparticles that exist with a hypothetical charge opposite that of matter (the building block of the known universe), has finally been directly manipulated by scientists. According to a paper published in the journal Nature, the Antihydrogen Laser Physics Apparatus (ALPHA) project, based at CERN in Geneva, slowed antihydrogen particles down by laser-cooling them toward absolute zero. This is a shocking breakthrough because …

Locating Half the Universe’s Missing Matter

We’ve long known that we could not account for all of the matter in the galaxy—with its evidence visible through gravitational force but its presence simply not observable. Now, two different groups have made a substantial discovery: half of it can be attributed to particles called baryons (rather than dark matter), which links galaxies together “through filaments of hot, diffuse gas,” according to New Scientist. …

City Guides Spotlight: New York City

Select recommendations for enjoying a city that has everything, from our City Guides series

Sponsored content: New York City takes its role as the “capital of the world” seriously, with unlimited food, culture and entertainment on offer 24 hours a day. Everyone and anyone has a recommendation for NYC—from restaurants to parks, galleries, cafes and museums. Our newly launched City Guide series—made possible by Lexus—profiles the best hotspots across the country, as well as a suggested road trip for …