Archivo: Cosmos

The universe is a lot more complicated than many people think. Paul Davies explains.

Twinkling termite mounds and sparkling acacia trees could mark the spot where veins of gold can be found in a region of Western Australia.

Geraint F. Lewis’ day job involves creating synthetic universes on supercomputers. They can be overwhelmingly bizarre, unstable places. The question that compels him is: how did our universe come to be so perfectly tuned for stability and life?

Particle physics is petrolhead science – a particle-revving, high-octane demolition derby near the speed of light. Cathal O’Connell looks ahead to new ‘Higgs factories’ on teraelectronvolt, megawatt and gigadollar scales.

Charles Darwin learnt a lot from finches, but the little birds still have much to teach us

How a global network of radio telescopes will image, for the first time, the event horizon of a black hole.

This species of ant and the six species of plant it cultivates are entirely dependent on each other for survival.

Hybrids could have had anatomical problems – or were simply too ugly to snare a mate.

A new study from the US suggests Zika infection may interfere with a man’s ability to have children – but long-term observations are needed to definitively say that’s the case.

But the 2011 Nobel physics laureates shouldn’t return their prize just yet …