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0.999… revisited

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10 Intriguing Facts About Elon Musk

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10 Outrageous Experiments Conducted on Humans

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10 Things That Didn't Exist 10 Years Ago That We Now Can't Live Without

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10 Science Podcasts You Should Listen to Right Now

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10 Things to Know About a Home Appraisal

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10 Tips That Make Working From Home So Much Better

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10 TV Shows That Pushed the Limits of Censorship

By Susan Sherwood
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2000 atoms in two places at once: A new record in quantum superposition

By University Of Vienna
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3 Groundbreaking Experiments Happening Aboard the ISS Right Now

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5 Reasons Why Mister Rogers Was the Best Neighbor Ever

By Nov
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5 Smooth Things You Didn't Know About Peanut Butter

By Nov
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50, 100 & 150 Years Ago: August 2020

By Daniel C. Schlenoff, About The Author S, Recent Articles
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8 Surprising Things Your Homeowners Insurance Doesn't Cover

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9 Ways to Debunk Coronavirus Myths Without it Backfiring

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A Movie of the Evolving Universe Is Potentially Scary

By Avi Loeb, About The Author S, Avi Loeb Is Former Chair, Of The Astronomy Department At Harvard University, Founding Director Of Harvard'S Black Hole Initiative, Director Of The Institute For Theory, Computation At The Harvard-Smithsonian Center For Astrophysics. He Also Chairs The Board On Physics, Astronomy Of The National Academies, The Advisory Board For The Breakthrough Starshot Project, Is A Member Of
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A new nomenclature for auricular acupuncture: The ultimate in Tooth Fairy science

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A newly discovered supermassive black hole opens a window to the early Universe

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A Nixon Deepfake, a 'Moon Disaster' Speech and an Information Ecosystem at Risk

By Jeffery Delviscio, Credit
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A Tesla Can Make More Fart Sounds Than a Whoopee Cushion

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Adolescents from disadvantaged neighborhoods show gene regulation differences: Tougher childhood marks genes related to chronic inflammation, tobacco smoke, air pollution and lung cancer

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Adopting a Pet Can Be Hard; We Have 8 Tips to Make It Easier

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ALMA finds possible sign of neutron star in supernova 1987A

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Americans Rely on a Patchwork of Options to Pay for Elder Health Care

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Ancient part of immune system may underpin severe COVID

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Antivaxers on Twitter: Fake news and Twitter bots

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arXiv-ing the History of Preprints in Physics”

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Ask Ethan: Why Did Light Arrive 1.7 Seconds After Gravitational Waves In The Neutron Star Merger?

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Awareness of Our Biases Is Essential to Good Science

By Angela Potochnik, About The Author S, Angela Potochnik Is A Professor In The Department Of Philosophy, Director Of The Center For Public Engagement With Science At The University Of Cincinnati.
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Bad Medicine Is Worse Than No Medicine

By Starane Shepherd, About The Author S, M.D., Is An Assistant Professor Of Neurology, Neurocritical Care Physician At Rush University Medical Center, In Chicago. He Is A Public Voices Fellow Through
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Barbie Turns 60, Becomes an Astrophysicist

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Better Business Bureau® Profile

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Burning Man 2011

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Can Popping a Wheelie Land You in Jail?

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Can You Ace This “Jaws” Quiz?

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Can You Guess The Most Popular Movies of All Time From a Single Sentence Summary?

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Can You Guess the Musical From a One-Sentence Summary?

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Can You Match the Theme Song to the ’60s TV Show?

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Centenarian study suggests living environment may be key to longevity

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Cern plans even larger hadron collider for physics search

By Pallab Ghosh, Science Correspondent, Bbc News
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Cheap experiments and demonstrations for kids.

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Clarity from Chaos: How Climate Models Could Be Better than We Think

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Comments of the Week: Final edition?

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Considering Candidates Post Las Vegas Massacre: Rule Out Tim Walz

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Construction Process Builds Brain Circuits

By Simon Makin, About The Author S, Simon Makin Is A Freelance Science Writer Based In London., Credit, Nick Higgins, Recent Articles
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Cooling of Earth caused by eruptions, not meteors

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Coronavirus Is Not Passed From Mother to Child Late In Pregnancy

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Could the Barnacle Windshield Blocker Replace Boot Wheel Clamps?

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Could We Force the Universe to Crash?

By Caleb A. Scharf, About The Author S, Caleb A. Scharf Is Director Of Astrobiology At Columbia University. He Is Author, Co-Author Of More Than Scientific Research Articles In Astronomy, Astrophysics. His Work Has Been Featured In Publications Such As, Recent Articles
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COVID-19 lockdown caused 50 percent global reduction in human-linked Earth vibrations

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COVID-19: The Downside To More Testing Could Be Overflowing Hospitals

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Dampening of the Senses Is Linked to Dementia Risk

By Christopher Intagliata, About The Author S, Recent Articles
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Disappointment as Japan fails to commit to hosting the International Linear Collider – Physics World

By Michael Banks
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Do Bikes Slow Down Car Traffic? Actually, No

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Do Dogs Know They're Being Photographed?

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Do murderers disproportionately have 13 letters in their names?

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Does the video game industry really lack career stability?

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Dorms: Can you get athlete’s foot from the dorm shower?

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Dressing Up Science: Richard Feynman And The Costume Parties Of Al Hibbs (Synopsis)

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Drones Capture Close Encounters between Great White Sharks and Beachgoers

By Erik Olsen
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Early Mars was covered in ice sheets, not flowing rivers, researchers say

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Engagement and Activism in Modern Physics Education

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Entanglement omnibus!

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Even while the world suffers, investing in science is non-negotiable

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Error analysis for the Global Positioning System

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'Extremely active' hurricane season possible for Atlantic Basin: NOAA urges preparedness in peak months for hurricane development

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Fahrenheit is Good for Humans

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Female-only Rebelle Rally Teaches More Than Just Navigation

By Dec
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Fenn's Treasure Has Been Found!

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Fertility rate: 'Jaw-dropping' global crash in children being born

By James Gallagher, Health, Science Correspondent
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Fill In the Missing Word in These Famous ’80s Song Titles

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Fireflies Face Extinction Threat Due To Pesticides, Habitat Loss, And Light Pollution

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First Artificial Enzyme From Two Non-Biological Groups Created

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First ever image of a multi-planet system around a sun-like star captured by ESO telescope

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Five Discoveries In Fundamental Physics That Came As Total Surprises

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For the first time ever, you can buy a book!

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Friends Quiz: Can You Remember These Obscure Details From Friends?

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Friends Quiz: How Well Do You Know Monica Geller?

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Friends Quiz: How Well Do You Remember Monica and Chandler’s Relationship?

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Gas-powered vs. Electric Cars: Which Is Faster?

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George Floyd’s Autopsy and the Structural Gaslighting of America

By Ann Crawford-Roberts Sonya Shadravan Jennifer Tsai Nicolás E. Barceló Allie Gips Michael Mensah Nichole Roxas Alina Kung Anna Darby Naya Misa Isabella Morton Alice Shen, About The Author S, Ann Crawford-Roberts, M.D., M.P.H., Is A Psychiatrist In Los Angeles., Sonya Shadravan, Is A Forensic Psychiatrist In Los Angeles., Jennifer Tsai, M.Ed.
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Global methane emissions soar to record high

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Gluttony WordPress Theme

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Good News and Bad News about COVID-19 Misinformation

By Sarah Kreps Douglas Kriner, About The Author S, Sarah Kreps, Douglas Kriner
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Graphic: The relentless rise of carbon dioxide – Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet

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Grieving and Frustrated: Black Scientists Call Out Racism in the Wake of Police Killings

By Nidhi Subbaraman Nature Magazine, About The Author S, Nidhi Subbaraman, Recent Articles, Nature Magazine
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Guide to Being 10 Weeks Pregnant

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Highlights from the July 2020 Issue from a New Editor in Chief

By Laura Helmuth, About The Author S, Laura Helmuth Is Editor In Chief Of Scientific American. Twitter, Credit, Nick Higgins
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How a Booming Legal Marijuana Industry Could Harm Air Quality

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How a Landmark Physics Paper from the 1970s Uncannily Describes the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Clifford Brangwynne, About The Author S, Clifford Brangwynne Is A Professor Of Chemical, Biological Engineering At Princeton University Howard Hughes Medical Institute, A Macarthur Fellow.
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How Could the Beirut Explosion Happen? Experts Explain

By Sophie Bushwick, About The Author S, Sophie Bushwick Is An Associate Editor At, Credit, Nick Higgins, Recent Articles
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How Do You Sleep When Sailing Solo for 4,000 Miles?

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How has nuclear power changed since Chernobyl?

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How Has the HANS Device Changed Car Racing?

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How often should you dust your dorm room?

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How to Evaluate COVID-19 News without Freaking Out

By Scott Hershberger, About The Author S, Scott Hershberger Is A Aaas Mass Media Fellow At, Recent Articles
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How to Look and Sound Good on Your Videoconference Call

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How to Make Your Facebook Form Official — Embed It!

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How to Remove Stains from White Clothing

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How To Spot Coronavirus Fake News

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How to Talk to Your Teen About Sexting

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How to Wipe Personal Data From Your Car

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How Well Do You Remember "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade"?

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Lab-made virus mimics COVID-19 virus: Is safer to work with, can aid efforts to find drugs, vaccines

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Like Airbnb But for Work: Rent Your Home as Office Space

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Like humans, beluga whales form social networks beyond family ties: Study first to uncover the role kinship plays in complex groupings and relationships of beluga whales spanning 10 locations across t

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'Little brain' or cerebellum not so little after all

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Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover Mission to Red Planet successfully launched

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Masks and Emasculation: Why Some Men Refuse to Take Safety Precautions

By Peter Glick, About The Author S, Peter Glick Is Henry Merritt Wriston Professor Of The Social Sciences At Lawrence University, A Senior Scientist At The Neuroleadership Institute., Credit, Nick Higgins
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Medical Schools Need to Get Better at Addressing Structural Racism

By Yoshiko Iwai, About The Author S, M.S., M.F.A., Is A Graduate Of Columbia University'S Programs In Narrative Medicine, Creative Nonfiction. She Is A Medical Student At Unc School Of Medicine In Chapel Hill, North Carolina., Recent Articles
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Model Suggests Toxic Transformation on Venus

By Shannon Hall, About The Author S, Shannon Hall Is An Award-Winning Freelance Science Journalist Based In The Rocky Mountains. She Specializes In Writing About Astronomy, Geology, The Environment., Credit, Nick Higgins, Recent Articles
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MRI scans of the brains of 130 mammals, including humans, indicate equal connectivity

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Mundane behavioral decisions, actions can be ‘misremembered’ as done

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My bad: Have aliens ever visited Earth?

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NASA astronauts safely splash down after first commercial crew flight to space station

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NASA data helps new model predict big solar flares

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NASA's Maven observes Martian night sky pulsing in ultraviolet light

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Neanderthals may have had a lower threshold for pain: People who inherited a special ion channel from Neanderthals experience more pain

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NeuroLogica Blog

By Steven Novella
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New approach refines the Hubble's constant and age of universe

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New blood test shows great promise in the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease

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Nine Important Things We’ve Learned about the Coronavirus Pandemic So Far

By Laura Helmuth, About The Author S, Laura Helmuth Is Editor In Chief Of Scientific American. Twitter, Credit, Nick Higgins, Recent Articles
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Not Getting Online Dates? Your Bar Is Probably Too High

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Not the End of the Chase

By Susana Martinez-Conde, Stephen L. Macknik, About The Author S, Recent Articles
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NVX-CoV2373: Here's How The Coronavirus Vaccine Based On A Flu Shot Works

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Opportunity Costs And Why Fireworks Complaints Are Up This Year

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Our World Is Rich With Places to See Real Dinosaur Tracks

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Paired Comparisons Could Mean Better Witness Identifications

By Susanne Bard, About The Author S, Susanne Bard Is A Science Writer, Multimedia Producer Based On The West Coast. She Has Created Content For Scientific American, Science Magazine, The American Association For The Advancement Of Science, As Well As For Museums, Recent Articles
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Particle physics, neutrinos, and chirality too!

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Peer Pressure: how our social networks can change our choices

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Physics Buzz

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Pickleball! It's the Fast-growing Sport With the Funny Name

By Sep
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Plato was right: Earth is made, on average, of cubes: The ancient Greek philosopher was on to something, researchers found

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Pluto!

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Police Violence Calls for Measures beyond De-escalation Training

By Stacey Mckenna, About The Author S, Stacey Mckenna Is A Medical Anthropologist, Freelance Journalist Who Writes About Science, Travel, All Things Equine., Recent Articles
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Prayer is no substitute for medical care, Alaska Supreme Court says

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Pro Tips on Posing for Perfect Pics

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Proxima B!

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Q: According to relativity, things get more massive the faster they move. If something were moving fast enough, would it become a black hole?

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Q: According to relativity, two moving observers always see the other moving through time slower. Isn’t that a contradiction? Doesn’t one have to be faster?

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Q: According to the Many Worlds Interpretation, every event creates new universes. Where does the energy and matter for the new universes come from?

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Q: After the heat death of the universe will anything ever happen again?

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Q: Are numbers real?

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Q: Are shadows 2-dimensional? Are there any real examples of 2-dimensional things in the universe?

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Q: Are some colors of light impossible? Can any color of light be made?

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Q: Are some number patterns more or less likely? Are some betting schemes better than others?

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Q: Are the brain and consciousness quantum mechanical in nature?

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Q: Are there examples of quantum mechanics that can be seen in every-day life, or do they only show up in the lab?

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Q: Are there physical limits in the universe other than the speed of light?

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Q: Are white holes real?

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Q: Aren’t physicists just doing experiments to confirm their theories? Couldn’t they “prove” anything they want?

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Q: Can a human being survive in the fourth dimension?

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Q: Can free will exist in our deterministic universe?

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Q: Can light be used to transfer energy instead of power lines?

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Q: Can planes (sheets) be tied in knots in higher dimensions the way lines (strings) can be tied in knots in 3 dimensions?

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Q: Can resonance be used to destroy anything? Is the “brown note” possible?

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Q: Can things really be in two places at the same time?

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Q: Can we build a planet?

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Q: Can wind chill make things “feel” colder than absolute zero?

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Q: Can you beat the uncertainty principle using entanglement, by measuring position on one particle and momentum on the other?

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Q: Can you do the double slit experiment with a cat cannon?

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Q: Can you poke something that’s far away with a stick faster than it would take light to get there?

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Q: CERN’s faster than light neutrino thing: WTF?

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Q: Could a simple cup of coffee be heated by a hand held device designed to not only mix but heat the water through friction, and is that more efficient than heating on a stove and then mixing?

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Q: Could dark matter actually be the “gravitational shadow” of parallel universes?

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Q: Could God have existed forever? Is it actually feasibly possibly for some ‘being’ to have just existed, infinitely?

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Q: Could Kurt Vonnegut’s “Ice-9 catastrophe” happen?

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Q: Could the “proton torpedoes” in Star Wars be a thing?

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Q: Could the tidal forces of the Sun and Moon be used to generate power directly?

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Q: Do colors exist?

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Q: Do the past and future exist? If they do, is the future determined and what does that mean for quantum randomness?

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Q: Do time and distance exist in a completely empty universe?

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Q: Do we actually live in a computer simulation?

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Q: Do you need faith to believe in science?

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Q: Does an electric field have mass? Does it take energy to move an electric field?

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Q: Does anti-matter really move backward through time?

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Q: Does how you deal cards affect how random they are?

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Q: Does light experience time?

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Q: Does opening a refrigerator cool down the room?

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Q: Does quantum mechanics really say that there’s some probability that objects will suddenly start moving or that things can suddenly “shift” to the other side of the universe?

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Q: Does quantum mechanics really say there are other “mes”? Where are they?

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Q: Does the 2nd law of thermodynamics imply that everything must eventually die, regardless of the ultimate fate of the universe?

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Q: Given two points on the globe, how do you figure out the direction and distance to each other?

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Q: Half-life?

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Q: How accurately do we need to know π? Is there a reason to know it out to billions of digits?

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Q: How are fractals made?

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Q: How are imaginary exponents defined?

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Q: How bad would it be if we accidentally made a black hole?

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Q: How big does an object have to be to gravitationally attract a Human or have a molten core?

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Q: How big is the universe? What happens at the “edge”?

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Q: How can carbon dating work on things that were never alive?

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Q: How can electrons “jump” between places without covering the intervening distance?

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Q: How can I set up a random gift exchange that’s different from year to year?

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Q: How can photons have energy and momentum, but no mass?

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Q: How can planes fly upside-down?

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Q: How can the universe expand faster than the speed of light?

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Q: How can we have any idea what a 4D hypercube or any n-D object “looks like”? What is the process of developing a picture of a higher dimensional object?

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Q: How can we see the early universe and the Big Bang? Shouldn’t the light have already passed us?

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Q: How can wormholes be used for time travel?

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Q: How did Lord Kelvin come up with the absolute temperature? I mean, how could he say surely that it was 273.15 C below zero?

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Q: How do Bell pairs (entangled particles) behave experimentally?

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Q: How do I encrypt/hide/protect my email?

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Q: How do I know my windmill is on straight?

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Q: How do lenses that concentrate light not violate the second law of thermodynamics? If you use a magnifying glass to burn ants, aren’t you making a point hotter than the ambient temperature without

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Q: How do “Numerology Math Tricks” work? (adding digits and tricks with nines)

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Q: How do surge protectors work?

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Q: How do those “executive ball clicker” things work?

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Q: How do velocities add? If I’m riding a beam of light and I throw a ball, why doesn’t the ball go faster than light?

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Q: How do we know that atomic clocks are accurate?

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Q: How do we know that everyone has a common anecestor? How do we know that someone alive today will someday be a common ancestor to everyone?

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Q: How do you find the height of a rocket using trigonometry?

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Q: How do you talk about the size of infinity? How can one infinity be bigger than another?

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Q: How do you turn/change directions in space?

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Q: How does a gravitational sling shot actually speed things up?

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Q: How does a refrigerator work?

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Q: How does a scientist turn ideas into math?

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Q: How does a Tesla coil work?

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Q: Is there a formula for how much water will splash, most importantly how high, and in what direction from the toilet bowl when you *ehem* take a dump in it ?

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Q: π = 4?

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Q: Spectroscopy?

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Q: Why does E=MC2 ?

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Q: Why does saliva boil in the vacuum of space?

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Q: Why does the Earth orbit the Sun?

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Q: Why does the entropy of the universe always increase, and what is the heat death of the universe?

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Q: Why haven’t we been able to see the spectra of anti-hydrogen until recently? Why is it so hard to study anti-matter?

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