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Photo Of The Day: A Mite Bigger

08/02/15See Comments

Scanning electron microscopy reveals the minute structures inside a mite’s eye. SEM uses a beam of electrons instead of light to create a magnified image....[Read More]

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Photo Of The Day: Totally Tubular

08/01/15See Comments

The European fan worm (Sabella spallanzanii) has feeding tentacles that retract into a tube-shaped body made from hardened mucus. Native to the Mediterranean Sea, it...[Read More]

For the first time, NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has detected little spheres of carbon, called buckyballs, in a galaxy beyond our Milky Way galaxy.

This Week in Science: Graphene Springs, Buckyballs in Space, and Stressed-Out Plants

07/31/15See Comments

Seven days, lots of science in the news. Here’s our roundup of some of the week’s most notable and quotable items. Materials scientists can turn sheets...[Read More]

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Spider Expert Linda Rayor Reviews ‘Lavalantula’

07/31/15See Comments

Seeking Employment: Skilled spider biologist seeking opportunities to serve as a scientific consultant on movies starring or utilizing spiders in the plot. Horror, adventure, or...[Read More]

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How the Army Learned the Hard Way Relative Motion Is Real

07/31/15See Comments

When the GPS system was first put into place by the U.S. military, they ran into an unexpected problem that only physics could solve. Theoretical...[Read More]

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Photo of the Day: Clean Machine

07/31/15See Comments

Two engineers clean a test mirror for the James Webb Space Telescope using carbon dioxide “snow”. The crystals knock off dirt and other contaminants without...[Read More]

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Imagining Other Universes

07/30/15See Comments

If parallel universes exist, would they be just like ours or different? World Science Festival co-founder and Columbia University physicist Brian Greene speculates about some of...[Read More]

Lobelia deckenii, Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

Photo of the Day: Kissed By a Rosette

07/30/15See Comments

Here we see the rosette (a botanical term for a whorl of leaves arranged at about the same height on the stem) of Lobelia deckenii,...[Read More]

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What Is Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle?

07/29/15See Comments

One of the foundations of quantum mechanics is Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle, which describes how we are limited in what we can know about particles at particular points...[Read More]

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Photo Of The Day: NASA Lifts Off

07/29/15See Comments

On this day in 1958, American lawmakers signed legislation creating the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. While NASA was created in response to the launch...[Read More]