Three American scientists have just been awarded the Nobel Prize for their space-time breakthrough, and LIGO team astrophysicist Gabriela González tells us about all the researchers, work and technology that contributed to it.

Here’s why should stop what you’re doing and look up at the sky on August 21, according to astrophysics researcher Jedidah Isler.

Theoretical physicist (and TED Fellow) Shohini Ghose shares 5 facts about female physicists.

Today’s round-up of need-to-know stories features a rare argument in favor of Google Glass, a lyrical take on the intelligence of worms and jellyfish, and a discovery that might help explain how galaxies work.