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Scientists Just Fit Our Universe in a Box…Wait What

Scientists Just Fit Our Universe in a Box…Wait What

This is the universe in a box. Dark matter, supermassive black holes, galaxies, stars, magnetic fields—our universe, trapped in a cube. Well some of it, anyway. What this really is is our most advanced simulation of the universe and its evolution ever. This very impressive feat is the result of a project called Illustris—The Next […]

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The Crazy Way Scientists Launch Rockets From Balloons

When you think of leaving the Earth, you probably think of something like this: This is the Saturn V launching Apollo 11 to the Moon. It was a chemical rocket, burning a mixture of kerosene and liquid oxygen to get its payload — the Apollo astronauts — off the Earth. Chemical rockets are basically an […]

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Everything Scientists Could Learn By Looking At Your Skull

Everything Scientists Could Learn By Looking At Your Skull

I find it incredible that scientists can look at a skull, just the skull… and determine almost exactly who that person was. Skulls hold clues to our race, age, and sex. For example, just from a skull found in the woods in 1988. Police were able to solve the case of a young Asian woman […]

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The Ozone Layer Was Doomed Until a Handful of Scientists Stood Up to Power

Getting every nation on Earth to agree on an environmental issue is tough, but it has been done before. The Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer — or just the Montreal Protocol — is the most successful step we’ve taken to protect our planet to date, but getting there wasn’t easy. When […]

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New Subatomic Particles Are Shifting the Standard Model of Physics

The Large Hadron Collider is just as exciting as it sounds—it’s the world’s largest and most powerful particle accelerator. It helps us discover brand new subatomic particles! One of the most recent newbies is called uhhhhhh…this. And it’s a…pentaquark, which is a kind of exotic hadron…which means what, exactly? And how does it fit into—or […]

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Jellyfish Lasers Are Revolutionizing Quantum Physics

Jellyfish Lasers Are Revolutionizing Quantum Physics

I am in the middle of a huge dilemma, I really don’t like jellyfish, they freak me out, but I love lasers… they’re so cool! And this new science is making lasers with jellyfish!? AHHH!! Hey photonic reflectors, Trace here for DNews. When lasers were first invented, they were called “a solution looking for a […]

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Scientists Accidentally Discovered Quark Fusion, Could It Be the Future of Energy?

What’s ten times stronger than nuclear fusion!!? QUARK FUSION!! The particles that make up the neutrons and protons inside of atoms are known as quarks. And researchers found that when quarks bind together, energy is produced. Scientists have already been smashing together particles at the Large Hadron Collider but that’s been with hydrogen atoms, not […]

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Can One Mathematical Model Explain All Patterns In Nature?

Can One Mathematical Model Explain All Patterns In Nature?

You may have heard of Alan Turing, father of computer science and the mathematical genius who cracked the German Enigma Code during World War II — a feat that Winston Churchill once remarked was “the secret weapon that won the war.” But what you probably didn’t know was that during his short lifetime, Alan Turing […]

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Scientists Just Witnessed the Birth of Two Stars in Stunning Detail

Scientists Just Witnessed the Birth of Two Stars in Stunning Detail

Ladies and gentleman, a star is born! Or rather, two stars. This transfixing image features two circumstellar disks in which baby stars are growing, taking in material from their surrounding disk. This is the first time ever that we’ve witnessed the complex birth of binary stars in such vivid detail. Stars are one of the […]

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