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Breaking limits in science and life

Breaking limits in science and life

A woman astronomer’s 20-year quest to find 100 Earth-like planets is within reach

By | Posted January 18, 2017

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

Loosening up under pressure

Loosening up under pressure

A mineral’s strange properties may explain the rift between the earth’s layers

By | Posted December 27, 2016

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

Not just a dream

Not just a dream

Space hibernation could make long-haul space travel cheaper and safer

By | Posted December 14, 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.

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What’s inside my pumpkin spice latte?

What’s inside my pumpkin spice latte?

Despite the name, the flavoring often has little in common with actual pumpkins.

By | Posted December 9, 2016

Getting ready for a real-life “The Martian”

Getting ready for a real-life “The Martian”

Interplanetary travel requires tackling the same problems Matt Damon did — only better

By | Posted November 21, 2016

Where the hell is everybody?

Where the hell is everybody?

The Universe is probably devoid of life, but experts say we may never be sure

By | Posted October 17, 2016

The Circle Constant

The Circle Constant

Or what’s the matter with π

By | Posted June 27, 2016

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