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Bad air day: See my 'tornado in a bottle'

BySeanO'NeillVideo:Home-madetornadoripsoffaroof(Image:CourtesyofMaryamRefan)(Image:WindEEE/MaryamRefan)WhatistheWindEEEfacility?It’sawindresearchcentrethatisverydifferenttoconventionalwindtun

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Magic number makes acid fall apart in water

ITSOUNDSlikeabadphysicsjoke:howmanywatermoleculesdoesittaketochangeanacid?Butwhathappenswhenanacidfallsapartinwaterisamystery.Whenitsbondsfinallybreak

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Maths model suggests glass ceiling can be cracked from below

EQUALITYatthebottomofthecorporateladdermightbebetteratsmashingtheglassceilingthatholdsbackfemaleadvancementthanquotasintheboardroom

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Finding ET – we're gonna need a bigger dish

ByJesseEmspak(Image:LouiePsihoyos/Corbis)Thehuntforaliencivilisationsmayneedarethink.Anewpaperarguesthatthesignalswe’relisteningformightnotbetheonesETwouldchoose.Historically

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Eureka relived: Gunpowder blasts from the past

Video:Demo:HowtomakegunpowderexplodeGunpowderwasafavouritetoyofearlyscientificexperimenters.Sowewerekeentoseetheenigmaticexplosiveinactioninareplica17th-centurytestrigBehindananonymousdooratth

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The maths drive is like the sex drive

ByManyaRamanSundström(Image:LagunaDesign/Getty)MATHEMATICIANSarefamousforthelengthstheygotowhensolvingproblems.TocrackFermat’sLastTheorem

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If birds in a truck fly, does the truck get lighter?

ByColinBarrasVideo:HowabirdcanbecomeweightlessIt’sanurbanmyththathadUSTVshowMythbustersweighingatruckfullofpigeonsonascaleandgettingthemtofly.Nowitseemsthere’ssometruthtotheideathatatruckdrivercarry

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Mercury may be sole survivor of planetary pile-up

ByLisaGrossmaninSeattle(Image:NASA)Theinnersolarsystemmayoncehavebeenacrowdedandviolentplace–andMercuryitslonesurvivor.Anewmodelsuggeststhatmostyoungplanetarysystemsstartwithseveralclose-in

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Shapely photons break rules to fly slower than light

ByJacobAronAnyonestrugglingwithaNewYear’sfitnessregimeknowsthatyoumoveslowerwhenyou’reoutofshape.Nowitseemsthesameistrueevenforlight

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Wave function gets real in quantum experiment

ByMichaelSlezakItunderpinsthewholetheoryofquantummechanics

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永利皇宫app:Lava could have preserved the origins of life on the moon

ByMichaelSlezak(Image:NASA)Fossilsonthemoonmaybeourbestbetfordiscoveringtheoriginsoflifeinoursolarsystem.NewexperimentssuggestthatiftheprecursorstolifearrivedonEarthencasedinacometorasteroid

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Add a dash of quantum for secure cloud computing

ByJacobAronThesedaysit’seasytoaccessultra-powerfulcomputers:justborrowonefromAmazon

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See how sound radiates around a recorder

BySandrineCeurstemontVideo:HowsoundradiatesaroundarecorderManykidstakeatootonarecorderinschoolmusicclass.NowHiroshiYokoyamafromtheToyohashiUniversityofTechnologyinJapanandhiscolleaguesarerevealingh

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Half a dozen molecules cause vital acid break-up

ByRachelEhrenbergItsoundslikeabadphysicsjoke:howmanywatermoleculesdoesittaketochangeanacid?Atsomepointtheacidbreaksapart

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Model suggests glass ceiling can be cracked from below

ByJacobAronEqualityatthebottomofthecorporateladdermightbebetteratsmashingtheglassceilingthatholdsbackfemaleadvancementthanquotasintheboardroom

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Ancient planets are almost as old as the universe

ByLisaGrossmanVideo:Ancientplanetsarealmostasoldastheuniverse(Image:IAU/L.Calçada)TheOldOneswerealreadyancientwhentheEarthwasborn.Fivesmallplanetsorbitan11.2billion-year-oldstar

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Leak suggests big bang find was a dusty mistake

ByJacobAron(Image:Reuters)Lastyear’sbigbangbreakthroughhasfinallybittenthedust.InMarchlastyear

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Eureka relived: Alchemy that's more than magic

Morethanmagic(Image:DeAgostini/G.DagliOrti/Getty)Recreatingtheconvolutedpreparationsofalchemistsrevealsaworldofpainstakingchemicalexperimentationbeyondfunnyrobesandpointedhats“Thentakealltherestoft

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Crashing drops make mini-Armageddon craters

BySandrineCeurstemontVideo:Crashingwaterdropsformasteroid-likecratersAraindrophittingsandmaynotmakethedeepimpactofanasteroidstrike

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First stars get 150 million years younger overnight

ByJacobAron(Image:ESA)Thefirststarswerebornnearly150millionyearslaterthanwethought

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Cosmic inflation's 'smoking gun' goes up in smoke

(Image:Reuters)ByMaggieMcKeeITWASfunwhileitlasted.LastMarch

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Möbius strips of light made for the first time

ByKatherineKornei(Image:GreenshootsCommunications/Alamy)Twistatwo-dimensionalstripofpaperthentapeitsendstogetherandittransformsintoaone-sidedloop.It’snotmagic;it’saMöbiusstrip.Thesemathematicalstr

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Reliving five eureka moments lost in history

Recreatingthepast(Image:Collage:MichelleThompson.photographs:DeAgostini/G.DagliOrti/Getty

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永利皇宫app:You think there's a multiverse? Get real

DavidDimichele/GallerystockByLeeSmolinCOSMOLOGYisincrisis.Recentexperimentshavegivenusanincreasinglyprecisenarrativeofthehistoryofouruniverse

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Weird cosmic echoes may offer new glimpse of big bang

ByJacobAron(Image:HenningDalhoff/Getty)HEARthat?Echoesbouncingaroundtheuniversemightbecarryingmessagesfromshortlyafterthebigbang.Theearliestlightintheuniverseismorethan13billionyearsold

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July eclipse is best chance to look for gravity anomaly

ByPhilMcKennaFromremoteobservatoriesontheTibetanplateautoacaveinaShanghaisuburb

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Comets, not asteroids, to blame for moon's scarred face

ByHazelMuirIcycomets–notrockyasteroids–launchedadramaticassaultontheEarthandmoonaround3.85billionyearsago

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How does your galaxy grow?

ByEugenieSamuelReichViewagalleryofthedifferenttypesofgalaxiesintheuniverseROBSIMCOEseemsslightlynervousashefishesaballoonfromacanisterofliquidnitrogen.“Ihaven’tdonethisdemonstrationbefore

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Transparent metal hints at nature of planets' cores

ByStephenBattersbyTransparentaluminium

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Ocean swimmers stir the seas

NEXTtimeyougoforadipinthesea

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How to make ice melt at -180 °C

HOWcanicepossiblymeltintheextremecoldof-180°C?Theanswerisiftheicecrystalscontainjust48watermolecules.BerndvonIssendorffattheUniversityofFreiburginGermanyandhiscolleaguescreatediceclustersofjustafewte

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Phantom menace to dark matter theory

ByMarcusChownASUBTLEanomalyintheorbitoftheplanetsinoursolarsystemcouldproveacontroversialideathatgoesbeyondEinstein.Theorbitoftheinnermostplanet

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永利皇宫app:Interview: Fusion in a cold climate

ByJonCartwrightFormostresearchers

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Airport travelators actually slow passengers down

ByMacGregorCampbellYOURflightleavesin10minutesandyou’veonlyjustmadeitthroughsecurity.Asyouruntoyourgateyoucometoacorridorwithamovingwalkway.Shouldyouhopon?Maybenot.Peopleontravelatorsactuallytendtosl

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Apollo special: It's the solar system, stupid

ByDanaMackenzieWHILEtheworldwatchedinfascinationasNeilArmstrongandBuzzAldringambolledaboutonthemoon

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Sea level rise: It's worse than we thought

ByAnilAnanthaswamy(Image:NickCobbing)(Image:PaulBlanchon)SeeourrelatededitorialFORafewminutesDavidHollandforgetsabouthisworkandscreamslikeakidonarollercoaster.Thesmallhelicopterhe’sridinginisslal

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Dark energy may disguise shape of universe

ByPedroFerreiraWELIVEinaspecialtime.Forthepasttwodecades

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Trendy science findings more likely to be wrong

ByEwenCallawayShouldfashionablescientificfindingsbesubjecttoahigherburdenofproof?Yes

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Modified invisibility cloak could make the ultimate illusion

ByLisaGrossmanANILLUSIONdevicethatmakesoneobjectlooklikeanothercouldonedaybeusedtocamouflagemilitaryplanesorcreate“holes”insolidwalls.Theideabuildsontheopticalpropertiesofso-calledmetamaterials

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Myth of raindrop formation exploded

ByColinBarrasTheshortlifetimeofaraindropisacomplicatedandexplosiveaffair

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Universe's first stars may have been twins

ByRachelCourtlandAgoodfractionoftheuniverse’sfirststarsmayhavebeenborninpairs

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Clingy Martian dust guilty as charged

THEMarsroverSpirit

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Laser light switch could leave transistors in the shade

ByPaulMarks(Image:MartinPototschnig)(Image:RobertLettow)Anopticaltransistorthatusesonelaserbeamtocontrolanothercouldformtheheartofafuturegenerationofultrafastlight-basedcomputers

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Copernicus gets his place on the periodic table

ByCelesteBieverThenewestandheaviestadditiontotheperiodictable–element112–istobecalledCopernicium(Cp)inhonourofNicolausCopernicus

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High-tech cloth is first to shed scalding water

ByColinBarras“Superhydrophobic”materialsthatnevergetwethaveanAchilles’heel

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Star's magnetic flips down to gassy neighbour

THEpullofamassiveplanetorbitingclosetoitsparentstarmaybecausingsuper-fastflipsinthestar’smagneticfield.RimFaresatthePaulSabatierUniversityinToulouse

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Plant life saved Earth from an icy fate

ByAnilAnanthaswamyBesidestheobviousbenefitstheybring

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Centuries-old sketches solve sunspot mystery

ByDavidShigaASECONDlookatsunspotdrawingsfromthe1700shasclarifiedapuzzlingepisodeinthesun’shistory

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永利皇宫app:Exoplanet pairs may be masquerading as singles

ByLisaGrossmanMorethanahundredpreviouslyundetectedexoplanetsmaybehidinginexistingtelescopedata

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Apollo special: Mirrors on the moon

ByStuartClarkEACHclearnightwhenthemoonishighinthesky

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