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Astronomers Estimate Titan’s Largest Sea is 1,000 Feet Deep

Far below the gaseous atmospheric shroud on Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, lies Kraken Mare, a sea of liquid methane. Cornell astronomers have estimated Titan's...

New Horizons Spacecraft Answers Question: How Dark Is Space?

How dark is space? If you get away from city lights and look up, the sky between the stars appears very dark indeed. Above...

Mistaken Identity: A Presumed Supernova Is Actually Something Much Rarer

In a case of cosmic mistaken identity, an international team of astronomers revealed that what they once thought was a supernova is actually periodic...

Researchers at Brazil’s Space Institute Discover Why Lightning Branches and Flickers

Researchers at Brazil’s National Space Research Institute (INPE), in partnership with colleagues in the United States, United Kingdom, and South Africa, have recorded for...

The Three Treasures of Life: Integrity, Wonder, and Self-discipline

The old saying goes: "Only by knowing shame can we have self-esteem." Shame is not far from reproach. With a sense of guilt and...

Discovery of Quantum Behavior in Insulators Suggests Possible New Quantum Particle

In a surprising discovery, Princeton physicists have observed an unexpected quantum behavior in an insulator made from a material called tungsten ditelluride. This phenomenon,...

Studying Chaos With One of the World’s Fastest Cameras

There are things in life that can be predicted reasonably well. The tides rise and fall. The Moon waxes and wanes. A billiard ball...

Could We Harness Energy from Black Holes?

A new Columbia study indicates energy can be extracted from black holes through reconnection of magnetic field lines. A remarkable prediction of Einstein's theory...

What Happens When Your Brain Can’t Tell Which Way is Up or Down?

What feels like up may actually be some other direction depending on how your brain processes your orientation, according to psychology researchers at York...

Comedy News Programs Make Young Adults More Likely to Remember and Share

In the early decades of televised news, Americans turned to the stern faces of newsmen like Walter Cronkite, Tom Brokaw, and Dan Rather as...

Why Must We Improve IoT Security?

The Internet of Things (IoT) is one of the most disruptive technological advances in the modern world. By 2019, there were roughly 8 billion...

JUNA 400kV Accelerator Delivers First Intense Beam in Deepest Underground Laboratory

The JUNA (Jinping Underground Nuclear Astrophysics collaboration) 400kV accelerator installed at the China Jinping deep underground Laboratory (CJPL) delivered its first intense beam on December 26. The accelerator...

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