This Football-Shaped Planet Is Leaking Heavy Metal

Artist’s impression of WASP-121b.Image: NASA, ESA, and G. Bacon (STSci This hot Jupiter is so close…

How Did This Egg Get ‘Bigger Than Before’?

How did this egg get so big, bigger than before, even? This 5-minute craft is, perhaps…

A New Coating Promises to Make Fingerprints and Grease Stains Invisible on Stainless Steel Appliances

I’ve warned my family that if I ever go missing, it’s probably because I was committed…

80-Year Quest to Create Metallic Hydrogen May Finally Be Complete

The sample taken at different stages of compression. The center is the metallic hydrogen, but the…

These Little Silica Hexagons Are Like Super-Advanced Lego Bricks

The big atoms, or silica hexagons.Image: Smalyukh lab The problem with atoms is that they’re small.…

Scientists Are Stuck on the Mystery of Tape

Electron microscope image of pulled sticky tape.Image: Julien Chopin There’s a certain patience required for studying…

Beyond the Hype of Lab-Grown Diamonds

Billions of years ago when the world was still young, treasure began forming deep underground. As…