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The Strange Matter of Quasicrystals--Explained

Nobel laureate Dan Shechtman describes the structure of quasicrystals, the discovery of which won him the scorn of colleagues in the 1980s and then the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2011. This Nature Video was produced with support from Mars, Incorporated. All Nature Video content is editorially independent of sponsors, unless explicitly labeled as promotional content. It is reproduced here by permission.

September 29, 2016 — Nature Video

How to See Proxima b

Astronomers are racing to get the first historic image of another possibly Earth-like planet. Here’s how they’ll do it

September 29, 2016 — Lee Billings

Flavor of the Ray--Snagging the Mysterious Neutrino

It takes a lot to stop an unstoppable subatomic particle. Art McDonald, co-recipient of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics, describes how he detected elusive neutrinos that were born in the center of the sun and change characteristics during their journeys.This Nature Video was produced with support from Mars, Incorporated. All Nature Video content is editorially independent of sponsors, unless explicitly labelled as promotional content. It is reproduced here by permission. 

September 28, 2016 — Nature Video

Chilling Time: How to Build the Coolest Clock on Earth

Bill Phillips explains how laser cooling, for which he shared the 1997 Nobel Prize in Physics, led to a revolution in timekeeping. This Nature Video was produced with support from Mars, Incorporated. All Nature Video content is editorially independent of sponsors, unless explicitly labeled as promotional content. It is reproduced here by permission.

September 27, 2016 — Nature Video

How Physicists Trapped Photons in a Box

Physicist and Nobelist Serge Haroche describes using a mirrored box to trap photons  to spy on them as they bounce around inside.This Nature Video was produced with support from Mars, Incorporated. All Nature Video content is editorially independent of sponsors, unless explicitly labelled as promotional content. It is reproduced here by permission.

September 26, 2016 — Nature Video

Should the U.S. Take North Korea's Nuclear Threats Seriously?

North Korea’s traditional bellicosity has intensified to new levels with its threatened nuclear war against the U.S. and South Korea. One expert explains why the North should be allowed to keep its nukes in exchange for peace

September 9, 2016 — Larry Greenemeier