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60-Second Science Blog
Black Holes in a Orbital Dance
A recent paper presents compelling evidence of a galaxy harboring two closely spaced black holes.
The Science of Baseball
As the boys of summer take the field, we look at the physics, chemistry and psychology that underpin the U.S. national pastime.
60-Second Psych Podcast
Where Is God?
New research supports critics of the idea that the brain has a “God spot” uniquely associated with religious faith and feelings.
Anatomy Lessons through the Ages
Medical books from centuries past give a glimpse into bygone studies of the human body.
Can Geothermal Power Compete with Coal on Price?
A report says geothermal energy is now cheaper per kilowatt-hour than coal-derived power, but there are plenty of caveats.
60-Second Earth Podcast
Electric Cars and Peak Lithium
What environmental challenges would the widespread adoption of electric cars pose?
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