Science

Videos reveal how invertebrates transport water and nutrients [...]
Thu, May 12, 2022
Source: Science / AAAS
Laws that ban gender-affirming treatment ignore the wealth of research demonstrating its benefits for trans people’s health -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Thu, May 12, 2022
Source: Scientific American News
In astronomy, broadly speaking, there are two kinds of Mysterious Objects: Ones we see and don’t understand, and ones we predict from our theories but we’re not sure what they look like in a telescope. It’s a pretty good day when you can point at one class of Mysterious Observed Objects [...]
Tue, May 10, 2022
Source: Bad Astronomy
Why is Bennu spitting rocks into space? [...]
Mon, May 09, 2022
Source: Bad Astronomy
In the deep past, Mars was wildly volcanic.  In some ways this is obvious. The Tharsis region, somewhat smaller than the continental U.S., boasts 12 large volcanoes, including Olympus Mons, the largest volcano known in the entire solar system. It’s 22 km high and 600 km wide, as wide as Colorado.  [...]
Tue, May 03, 2022
Source: Bad Astronomy
One of the most pernicious mysteries in astronomy right now is easy to state but proving ridiculously hard to answer: How do supermassive black holes form? [...]
Mon, May 02, 2022
Source: Bad Astronomy
I have being doing astronomy for a long, long time, and I still think one of the coolest things we can do now is see stars literally forming, coalescing from disks of gas and dust around them. Even cooler than that, we can see planetary systems forming around them. [...]
Tue, Apr 26, 2022
Source: Bad Astronomy
Europa is one of the most intriguing worlds in the solar system. [...]
Mon, Apr 25, 2022
Source: Bad Astronomy
I used to live on the East Coast, and one of the reasons I moved away was because of the summer humidity. I couldn’t take it. It always felt like I was slowly melting. Given that, I will be crossing WASP-178 b off my vacation spot list. The humidity there is [...]
Tue, Apr 19, 2022
Source: Bad Astronomy
How do galaxies in clusters behave differently then ones that are loners? In some ways this is pretty well understood. Some galaxies, like our Milky Way, exist in small groups, some are relatively isolated in space, and some are in enormous clusters: vast, sprawling collections of hundreds of galaxies that all [...]
Fri, Apr 15, 2022
Source: Bad Astronomy
The search for technological relics of extraterrestrial civilizations will inspire the public and attract talent to the field of astronomy -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Mon, Sep 06, 2021
Source: Scientific American Space
Ordinary human dilemmas are tougher to solve than the most difficult problems of physics and mathematics -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Fri, Sep 03, 2021
Source: Scientific American Space
A proposal plans to study how to build a giant spacecraft -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Thu, Sep 02, 2021
Source: Scientific American Space
Contrary to what we’ve long assumed, this reservoir of comets surrounding the solar system may have more visitors than permanent residents -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Thu, Sep 02, 2021
Source: Scientific American Space
Ions flowing through atom-thin stacks of carbon confirm classic theories but also yield new surprises -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Thu, Sep 02, 2021
Source: Scientific American Space
Economic inequality, an indulgent trip to space and an ongoing legal battle with NASA are putting the space company in the hot seat -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Thu, Aug 26, 2021
Source: Scientific American Space
Recent work has shown how “naked singularities” might defy the cosmic censorship conjecture -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Mon, Aug 23, 2021
Source: Scientific American Space
Years of weather monitoring suggest a high-altitude locale in Qinghai Province could host future telescopes -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Thu, Aug 19, 2021
Source: Scientific American Space
Fred Hoyle and George Gamow were brilliant iconoclasts who reached opposite conclusions about the expanding universe (for the record, Gamow was right) -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Wed, Aug 18, 2021
Source: Scientific American Space
A battle for the future of American stargazing is about to begin—and the stakes are sky high -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Wed, Aug 18, 2021
Source: Scientific American Space

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