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This Week in Science: Unboiling Eggs, Listening to Glaciers, and Finding a ‘Super Saturn’

01/30/15See Comments

Seven days, lots of science in the news. Here’s our roundup of this week’s most notable and quotable items. Scientists figured out how to unboil an...[Read More]

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Could We Detect Parallel Universes?

01/27/15See Comments

Somewhere out there, there might be a different version of you—or maybe trillions of different yous. How could that be? String theory suggests that other universes...[Read More]

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Universe or Multiverse? – New WSU Master Class Available Now

01/27/15See Comments

Interested in learning mind-blowing science directly from leading experts? World Science U has you covered. Today we premiere the fourth installment of World Science U Master Classes,...[Read More]

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Smart Reads: Michael Shermer’s ‘The Moral Arc’

01/27/15See Comments

“The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” Martin Luther King Jr. quoted these words of 19th-century abolitionist Theodore Parker...[Read More]

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Snowpacalypse Now: The Science Behind Blizzards

01/26/15See Comments

If you’re among the approximately 29.5 million people in its path, you’ve probably heard: a storm is brewing. That’s right, the North American East Coast...[Read More]

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This Week in Science: Locking Up GMOs, Reading With X-Rays, and a Bat Feeding Frenzy

01/23/15See Comments

Seven days, lots of science in the news. Here’s our roundup of this week’s most notable and quotable items. Researchers inserted a self-destruct mechanism into...[Read More]

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#Deflategate Physics: Why Would the Patriots Want to Let the Air Out?

01/22/15See Comments

As Europe worries about the risks of deflation on the global economy, American football fans wonder about the ramifications of deflation on their beloved sport—and how...[Read More]

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We’ve Almost Wiped Out Another Species. That’s a Good Thing.

01/22/15See Comments

The Guinea worm is inching ever closer to extinction, but unlike just about every other endangered species, no one is going to try to save it,...[Read More]

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Scoring Science in Obama’s State of the Union Speeches

01/21/15See Comments

While “economy,” “jobs,” and “family” were the most-used, non-generic words in President Barack Obama’s 2015 State of the Union address, according to Mashable, scientific topics got...[Read More]

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Just How Small Is a Planck Length?

01/16/15See Comments

Famed physicist Max Planck found an interesting way to unite general relativity and quantum field theory when he calculated the Planck length, a distance that...[Read More]