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Decoding the depths of the earth

Decoding the depths of the earth

Seismologist William Menke’s expeditions reveal what lies beneath

Seventeen years ago, William “Bill” Menke found himself in a car plummeting down the side of an Icelandic volcano. A former student, Bryndís Brandsdóttir, was in the driver’s seat when she became momentarily confused during a blizzard and accidentally drove off the main road. They fell 900 feet from the Grimsvotn volcano and caused a minor avalanche More…

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Smooth moves from repellant gel

Smooth moves from repellant gel

Scientists in Japan have created an inorganic material that mimics our own cartilage

Secret space plane lands in California

Secret space plane lands in California

The pilotless X-37B has returned. But, the Air Force isn’t telling anyone what this spacecraft has been up to

MOM is circling Mars

MOM is circling Mars

India’s Mars Orbiter has made it to the top, but is it a one-hit wonder?

The life of a bubble

The life of a bubble

There’s more to making a soap bubble than a breath and a wand

Pluto’s ongoing identity crisis stirs planet definition debate

Pluto’s ongoing identity crisis stirs planet definition debate

If you think this is just about Pluto, you’re thinking too small

The fashonista physicist

The fashonista physicist

Theoretical physicist Ágnes Mócsy teaches art students science

NASA opts out of new moon race

NASA opts out of new moon race

Did the U.S. make the wrong call in choosing an asteroid mission over a moon base?