Prof Séamus Davis of Cornell University.

The search for the superconductor of the future has taken a significant step forward following a breakthrough by six research teams in the US and Euro(...)

Runner Ed Whitlock at his home in Milton, Ontario, Canada. Photograph: Ian Willms/The New York Times.

It was a day for talking, not running. Snow was piled along the streets. The driveway was icy. Ed Whitlock’s shoulder hurt. His face had been puffy. (...)

This aerial photo shows a massive 45 feet diameter sinkhole on Friday  September 16th, 2016, in Florida that opened up underneath a gypsum stack at a Mosaic phosphate fertilizer plant. Tens of millions of gallons of reprocessed water from the fertilizer plant in central Florida are likely to have seeped into the Floridan aquifer. Photograph: AP

More than 200m gallons of contaminated wastewater from a fertilizer plant in central Florida leaked into one of the state’s main underground sources o(...)

Cathy Tobin with her daugher Ciara: ‘We explicitly raised her to leave; it was all part of the plan. But just for now I’m indulging my sadness about losing the company of one of the people I love the very most from my daily life.’

When my first-born, Ciara, was four I enrolled her in a half-day programme at a local Montessori school here in Orlando. I was a Montessori teacher so(...)

Permanent partying: from Frat Boys: Inside America’s Fraternities

If you’ve seen any of those Hollywood comedies set on US campuses (think the National Lampoon franchise – or, better still, don’t) you know a little a(...)

Hulk Hogan, whose given name is Terry Bollea walks out of the courthouse on Friday in St. Petersburg, Florida. Photograph: Eve Edelheit/The Tampa Bay Times via AP

A Florida jury on Friday awarded celebrity wrestler Hulk Hogan $115 million with the possibility of more after finding the Gawker website violated hi(...)

 Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton pauses in front of a television camera after scoring a touchdown against the Arizona Cardinals in  January. Photograph: Erik S Lesser/EPA

‘How long have you been a black quarterback?” asked a reporter from Mississippi when the Washington Redskins’ Doug Williams faced the media before Su(...)

Florida-based Grooveshark had some 35 million users of its music streaming service at its peak. Photograph: Facebook

Joshua Greenberg, the 28-year-old co-founder of the music streaming website Grooveshark, was found dead in his home in Gainesville, Florida, over the (...)