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SHAKING UP THE DARK UNIVERSE: THE DARK HORSES OF DARK MATTER

09/22/16See Comments

Forget what you think you know about dark matter. After a 30-year search for a single, as yet unidentified, species of dark matter particle that...[Read More]

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Juno’s Mission to Jupiter [Infographic]

09/08/16See Comments

On July 5, NASA’s Juno spacecraft slid into orbit around the gas giant Jupiter, our solar system’s largest planet. It’s the latest in a 30-year...[Read More]

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Have Humans Ushered In A New Geological Epoch? [Infographic]

08/31/16See Comments

Next time you chow down on a chicken wing, pay special attention to where you discard the bones. You just might be telling future archaeologists—human...[Read More]

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Video: WSF Participant and Neuroscientist Miguel Nicolelis Helps Paralyzed Patients Learn to Move Again

08/11/16See Comments

With the advent of technologies connecting human brains to computers, robotics, and even other brains, scientists are making strides toward a goal long thought impossible:...[Read More]

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Moral Math of Robots: Can Life and Death Decisions Be Coded?

07/26/16See Comments

A self-driving car has a split second to decide whether to turn into oncoming traffic or hit a child who has lost control of her...[Read More]

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Mind Melds and Brain Beams: The Dawn of Brain-to-Brain Communication

07/08/16See Comments

Music students download the technique of their favorite pianist or singer directly into their brains. Medical students download the skills of a seasoned surgeon or...[Read More]

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Gravitational Waves: A New Era of Astronomy Begins

06/23/16Comments off

On September 14th, 2015, a ripple in the fabric of space, created by the violent collision of two distant black holes over a billion years...[Read More]

Photo by Greg Kessler.

A Festival Full of Memorable Moments Comes to a Close

06/05/16See Comments

In a year that began with an inspiring reminder that human ingenuity, persistence, and collaboration makes it possible to do things like successfully detect gravitational...[Read More]

Photo by Greg Kessler.

Gallery: Robots, Stars, and Symmetry

06/04/16See Comments

Day 4 of the World Science Festival offered a full slate of Apprentice events for students, in-depth conversations about gravitational waves and symmetry, and a...[Read More]