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The Bowling Ball That Invaded Earth

Former Scientific American editor Mark Alpert talks about his latest science thriller The Orion Plan, featuring the method whereby aliens most likely really would colonize our planet.
 

6 hours ago — Mark Alpert and Steve Mirsky

What Happens If You Fall into a Black Hole?

Black holes aren't the cosmic vacuum cleaners they are rumored to be, but could you still fall into one? What would happen to you? The answer to that question depends on whom you ask (thanks to quantum gravity)

April 20, 2016 — Everyday Einstein Sabrina Stierwalt

Synchrotron Zooms Electrons around in a Circle 24 Hours a Day--Why?

A synchrotron is a high powered x-ray generator, running 24 hours day and night to provide high-frequency light beams for scientific research. In order not to waste any time or money the researchers make full use of every second they are allotted. Nature Video spends a day and a night at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility to reveal the science that never sleeps.This article was reproduced with permission and was first published on March 29, 2016. It is a Nature Video production. 

April 6, 2016 — Nature Video