Latest Charles Hard Townes Stories
Fifty years ago Sunday, a man named Theodore Maiman built the first working laser.
What would life be like without the laser?
A massive bright reddish star in the Orion constellation has mysteriously shrunk by over 15 percent in the last 15 years.
Word of the Day
- Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.
The word 'marcescent' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to wither'.