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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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The Science Nobel Prizes Explained in 3 Minutes

The Nobel Prize committee gives awards to those who provide – “the Greatest Benefit to Mankind” and a handful of dedicated scientists make the cut every year. This year’s winners tinkered with evolution in the lab, developed therapeutics that fight cancer and created lasers so powerful that they can peek inside an atom. They’re investigating […]

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The Existence of White Holes May Settle One of Physics’ Biggest Debates

The Existence of White Holes May Settle One of Physics’ Biggest Debates

Longtime viewers of this channel know that we talk about black holes a lot. We just can’t seem to get enough of them. We give them so much attention but today we’re going to talk about their bizarro twins, white holes. Basically, a white hole is the hypothetical opposite of a black hole. Now I’d […]

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WTF is Quantum Retrocausality? (ft. Physics Girl)

WTF is Quantum Retrocausality? (ft. Physics Girl)

We all know, if Marty travels back into the past, and messes with it, he makes the Biff timeline. Casual. We all get it. Moral of the story: If you time travel and mess with anything in the past, you automatically mess with your future, but if Marty was a quantum particle? Maybe not so […]

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Weed Is Everywhere, So Why Is It Still a Medical Mystery?

Weed Is Everywhere, So Why Is It Still a Medical Mystery?

A couple hours outside London, thousands of cannabis plants are growing in this enormous glasshouse. Scientists here are testing different strains, processing raw plant matter, and converting it into potent medicinal extracts. But this isn’t your typical grow house, it’s a pharmaceutical research operation in the U.K. — which as it turns out, is the […]

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New Hair Loss Treatment Could Mean the End of Baldness

New Hair Loss Treatment Could Mean the End of Baldness

(Image source: Columbia University / Claire Higgins) BY STEVEN SPARKMAN Scientists might have just taken a big step toward curing baldness. A new technique has been used to grow completely new hair in human skin samples. The research focuses on a type of cell called dermal papilla cells, which have the ability to grow new […]

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The Real Science Hidden in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

The Real Science Hidden in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

In Marvel’s Black Panther, the fictional metal vibranium is a wonder material of epic proportions. It stores and releases large amounts of kinetic energy, and cloaks the country from outsiders. While Vibranium doesn’t actually exist, the inspiration for its design came straight from real scientific labs that are exploring: acoustic levitation, ferrofluids, and cymatics. Behind […]

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Neuromorphic Computing Is a Big Deal for A.I., But What Is It?

Neuromorphic Computing Is a Big Deal for A.I., But What Is It?

We often talk about how traditional computing is reaching its limit–there’s a threshold we can’t move past without making some seriously big changes to the way we structure computers. One of those exciting ways is by making physical computers a little more like human brains. We introduced this concept in more detail here, but a […]

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How Scientists Found the Universe’s First Type of Molecule

How Scientists Found the Universe’s First Type of Molecule

Scientists just detected the universe’s first molecule using a telescope that we fly around the world on a plane…and that’s a real sentence. Just let that sink in a little bit. That’s the world we live in these days. The molecule in question is called helium hydride and the fact that we’ve finally detected it […]

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How Close Are We to Terraforming Mars?

How Close Are We to Terraforming Mars?

WITH TOWERING VOLCANOES, SWIRLING DUST STORMS, AND PLUMES OF SUBLIMATING DRY ICE AT ITS POLES, THE SURREAL LANDSCAPE OF MARS HAS CAPTURED THE EARTHLY IMAGINATION FOR CENTURIES. BUT WHAT WOULD IT TAKE TO MAKE IT HABITABLE? AS IN, A PLACE WHERE WE COULD BREATHE, WALK AROUND WITHOUT OUR BLOOD BOILING, OR EVEN GROW CROPS AND […]

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