John Hendrix is an illustrator and author of the book Drawing is Magic: Discovering Yourself in a Sketchbook.
Tiny Jets on the Sun Power the Colossal Solar Wind
A new analysis argues that ubiquitous eruptions in the sun’s corona explain the vast flow of charged particles seen streaming out through the solar system.
The Electron Is So Round That It’s Ruling Out Potential New Particles
If the electron’s charge wasn’t perfectly round, it could reveal the existence of hidden particles. A new measurement approaches perfection.
How Our Reality May Be a Sum of All Possible Realities
Richard Feynman’s path integral is both a powerful prediction machine and a philosophy about how the world is. But physicists are still struggling to figure out how to use it, and what it means.
Giant Zombie Atoms of the Cosmos
In neutron stars, astrophysicists see a form of matter like none other.
What Is Scientific Discovery Worth?
The quest to detect neutrinos has physicists—and society—asking hard questions.
From the first cells to unique minds, in the editor’s note from Print Issue 46.
How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Uncertainty
I now realize Heisenberg and Schrödinger are less like physicists and more like therapists.
They Probed Quantum Entanglement While Everyone Shrugged
This year’s winners of the Nobel Prize in Physics were driven by curiosity, skill, and tenacity.
Are We Getting the Real Stuff in Popular Science?
When it comes to physics, says Sean Carroll, you need the math.
Lose Weight the Slow and Incredibly Difficult Way
Trying to answer a silly question can take you through some serious science.