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The Mystery of Betelgeuse's Dimming Has Finally Been Solved

The Mystery of Betelgeuse's Dimming Has Finally Been Solved

Astronomers say a cold patch and a stellar burp are behind the star's strange dip...

What's With All This Ooey, Gooey Sea Snot?

What's With All This Ooey, Gooey Sea Snot?

A phlegmy film is coating the coast around Istanbul—and warmer water could be to...

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The Mystery at the Heart of Physics—That Only Math Can Solve

The Mystery at the Heart of Physics—That Only Math Can...

The full picture of quantum field theory has long eluded physicists. Calling in...

No, Covid-19 Vaccines Won't Make You Magnetic. Here's Why

No, Covid-19 Vaccines Won't Make You Magnetic. Here's Why

No matter how many videos you’ve seen of people sticking spoons to their faces,...

Northern Farms Are Releasing Massive Amounts of Carbon

Northern Farms Are Releasing Massive Amounts of Carbon

Humans have been draining peatlands to grow crops for centuries. It's a huge, underestimated...

Ranked Choice Voting Reveals the Weird Math of Elections

Ranked Choice Voting Reveals the Weird Math of Elections

The New York City mayoral race could show whether a new way of measuring voter desires...

An Observatory Spied on LA’s Carbon Emissions—From Space

An Observatory Spied on LA’s Carbon Emissions—From Space

The instrument reads sunlight intensity to determine carbon dioxide in Earth’s atmosphere....

Why Utilities Want to Control Your Smart Thermostat

Why Utilities Want to Control Your Smart Thermostat

Don’t mess with Texans’ air conditioning. Here’s why some customers in the state...

The Coelacanth May Live for a Century. That’s Not Great News

The Coelacanth May Live for a Century. That’s Not Great...

Scale markings reveal that this weird fish's lifespan is double what scientists...

Volunteers Digitized Centuries of Handwritten Rain Data

Volunteers Digitized Centuries of Handwritten Rain Data

As the UK went into lockdown, 16,000 volunteers put their spare time to good use,...

The Delta and Gamma Covid-19 Variants Are Taking Over the US

The Delta and Gamma Covid-19 Variants Are Taking Over the...

The two variants are threatening Alpha’s reign—and the country's path out of the...

Tiny Satellites Could Help Warn of the Next Big Hurricane

Tiny Satellites Could Help Warn of the Next Big Hurricane

A constellation of nanosats could improve our understanding of the world’s most...

How to Break Into the Hex From 'WandaVision'—With Physics!

How to Break Into the Hex From 'WandaVision'—With Physics!

Want to safely pass through the radiation field surrounding the town of Westview?...

US Vaccinations Slow, Americans Venture Out, and More News

US Vaccinations Slow, Americans Venture Out, and More News

Catch up on the most important updates from this week.

What the Pentagon’s New UFO Report Reveals About Humankind

What the Pentagon’s New UFO Report Reveals About Humankind

The document says less about the search for life in the universe, and more about...

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