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I Have to Tell You Something Very Important About Honeybees

I simply must inform you of this crucial bee fact: When bees get trapped in water, they use their wings as hydrofoils to surf back to the safety of land. Read More >>

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Gravitational Waves Could Uncover Missing-Link Black Holes

Scientists hope that the future of gravitational wave detection will allow them to directly observe a mysterious kind of black hole. Read More >>

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How the 2010s Changed Physics Forever

This decade marked not just one but a series of turning points in the history of physics. Read More >>

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Deep-Sea Vents Might Solve Mystery of Ancient Ocean Carbon

Scientists have found deep-sea graphite that might help solve a deep-sea carbonaceous mystery, according to a new study. Read More >>

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What Makes AI So Weird, Good, and Evil

Artificial intelligence has changed the way we roam the internet, buy things, and in many cases, navigate the world. At the same time, AI can be incredibly weird, such as when an algorithm suggests “Butty Brlomy” as a name for a guinea pig or “Brother Panty Tripel” as a beer name. Few people are more familiar with the quirks of AI than Janelle Shane, a scientist and neural network tamer who lets AI be weird in her spare time and runs the aptly named blog AI Weirdness. She also built an AI astrologer for Gizmodo. Read More >>

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Astronauts Have Been on a Spacewalk Today to Repair a Crucial Dark Matter Experiment

This afternoon, astronauts Andrew Morgan of NASA and Luca Parmitano of the European Space Agency were outside of the International Space Station (ISS). The duo were taking a space walk to fix a key dark matter experiment. You can watch the stream, which was recorded live, here: Read More >>

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‘Arrokoth’ Is a Great Name for This Weird, Lobey Space Rock

The New Horizons team announced yesterday that MU69's official name would be “Arrokoth.” Read More >>

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Could Antimatter Be the Portal Into the Dark Universe?

A new paper asks: What if antimatter is the portal into the dark universe? Read More >>

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DNA Could Be One of a Million Possible Genetic Molecules

There could be a million different structures with the ability to store genetic information, according to a recent paper. Read More >>

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Curiosity Finds Mysterious Oxygen Fluctuations on Mars

NASA’s Curiosity rover sniffed out an unexpected seasonal variation to the oxygen on Mars, according to new research. Read More >>

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The Nile Could Be a Window Into the Underworld

Some scientists think the Nile river might be revealing the mysteries of the mantle beneath it. Read More >>

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The Future of Particle Physics Is Bright, Bleak, and Magical

Scientists at the Large Hadron Collider triumphantly announced the discovery of the Higgs boson back in the summer of 2012. Nicknamed “the God particle,” it was the last new undiscovered particle predicted by the backbone theory of particle physics. Read More >>

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Crikey, Mercury Is Going to Transit the Sun

Mercury will transit the Sun for the first time since 2016 this coming Monday. It won’t do so again until 2032. Read More >>

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10-Year Proton Measurement Mystery Is Probably Solved

A precise new measurement of the size of the proton shows a decade-long problem may now have a solution. Read More >>

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The Universe May Be Round – and That Would Be Bad News for Physicists

Scientists analysing data from a defunct satellite say we should all consider that our universe might be round, rather than flat. The consequences, they explain in a new paper, could be crisis-inducing. Read More >>