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I Just Need Some Spacetime — Separating Twins with Special Relativity

I Just Need Some Spacetime — Separating Twins with Special Relativity

The twin paradox shows how approaching the speed of light alters both time and space

By | Posted January 11, 2017

A twinkle of light in a microscope’s eye

A twinkle of light in a microscope’s eye

Researchers are using biological glow sticks and finely-tuned cameras to look deeper within cells.

By | Posted December 21, 2016

Physicists are in the dark on dark matter

Physicists are in the dark on dark matter

We know it’s out there, but experts don’t know what makes up the invisible dark matter that accounts for most of our universe.

By | Posted December 14, 2016

Planetary turntables

Planetary turntables

An exoplanet holds its massive rings together with a backwards-spinning mechanism

By | Posted November 7, 2016

The F-Block: Thulium

The F-Block: Thulium

A useless element

By | Posted April 27, 2016

The F-Block: Americium

The F-Block: Americium

The radioactive element that keeps your home safe

By | Posted April 13, 2016

The F-Block: Fermium

The F-Block: Fermium

A new element created from destruction

By | Posted March 30, 2016

The F-Block: Neodymium

The F-Block: Neodymium

The f-block’s clingiest partner

By | Posted March 23, 2016

How did Stephen Hawking get so famous?

How did Stephen Hawking get so famous?

An explanation of the theory that sparked the physicist’s career

By | Posted March 16, 2016

Making Pi

Making Pi

How a computer program calculated 13 trillion digits of pi

By | Posted March 14, 2016

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