Matthew Dea

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We FINALLY Know What a Black Hole Looks Like

We FINALLY Know What a Black Hole Looks Like

Here it is. The moment you’ve all been waiting for. “We’re delighted to be able to report to you today that we have seen what we thought was unseeable. We have seen and taken a picture of a black hole.” The first ever photo of a black hole, more specifically the supermassive black hole 55 […]

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Scientists’ Crazy Plan to Power Solar Panels with E. Coli

Scientists’ Crazy Plan to Power Solar Panels with E. Coli

Solar panels have amazing promise, but serious limitations. They’re expensive to produce, and it’s in the name–you need sun to power them. What if there were a way to make solar panels cheaper AND functional even in places with limited sun? And what if I told you the key to this is…bacteria? I know! Color […]

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Earth’s Magnetic North Pole Is Shifting South… So What Now?

You may have heard that the earth’s magnetic poles tend to move around. I mean, so do the geographic poles, but magnetic North and South are really mobile…and magnetic North in particular is moving real fast. Like, way faster than we thought it would. And the scientific community is coming up with some really exciting […]

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What We Know About Gender Identity According to Science

What We Know About Gender Identity According to Science

How would you describe yourself in a few words? I’m a cis-man and I like fun shirts. Our gender plays a big role in how we define ourselves and others, but it’s not something science fully understands. And, funnily enough, we don’t really know why I like fun shirts, either, but no one questions that […]

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A New Laser Technology Can See Inside Our Bodies Like Never Before

A New Laser Technology Can See Inside Our Bodies Like Never Before

When you think about looking inside your own body, you may only be able to picture images like this or this. But an emerging technique gives us pictures that look like this…using laser-induced sound waves. Early technologies that use this technique seem to provide us with highly detailed, super clear images of the structures inside […]

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This New ‘Perfect’ Battery Has Experts Stumped

This New ‘Perfect’ Battery Has Experts Stumped

The Lithium ion battery has made our modern phones, laptops, and electric cars possible. The secret is its ability to cram a lot of power into a tiny package, but for its inventor John B Goodenough, that wasn’t good enough. Nearly 40 years after he helped create a battery that would change the world, Goodenough […]

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The Mystery of Our First Interstellar Visitor Just Got More Complicated

The Mystery of Our First Interstellar Visitor Just Got More Complicated

Just over a year ago, on October 19, 2017 astronomers saw an object from interstellar space flying through our solar system for the first time. It was dubbed Oumuamua — Hawaiian for “scout” — and almost as suddenly as it had appeared, it was out of sight again. Of course we at Seeker covered it […]

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Why We Want a Perpetual Motion Machine, But Still Can’t Get It

Why We Want a Perpetual Motion Machine, But Still Can’t Get It

A machine that can sustain motion forever with no energy input is the greatest dream in engineering. And while many have tried to invent a perpetual motion device, all have failed. Will we ever create such a machine and harness free energy forever? Short answer? Nope. Sorry to be a stick in the mud, but […]

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The Fourth State of Matter Could Scrub Viruses From The Air

The Fourth State of Matter Could Scrub Viruses From The Air

Getting sick and having absolutely no way to prevent it from happening: not ideal. While the medical community has made huge strides in understanding how pathogens cause disease and developing treatments to fight against infection, detecting airborne viruses and preventing them from entering our bodies remains unreasonably difficult. And by difficult, I mean virtually impossible, […]

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How Close Are We to Resurrecting Extinct Species?

How Close Are We to Resurrecting Extinct Species?

[TRACE] The passenger pigeon, the gastric brooding frog, the wooly mammoth, they all have one thing in common, they’re extinct…. dead as a dodo, if you will. In fact, scientists estimate that 5 billion species have come and gone off this planet. But what if we could bring them back? What if extinction didn’t have […]

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