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Milky Way's Home Supercluster Found

Astronomers have identified the Milky Way’s cosmic address—inside the supercluster Laniakea, which means “immense heaven” in Hawaiian. Clara Moskowitz reports...

September 3, 2014 — Clara Moskowitz

Female Physicists Worldwide Fight Sexist Stereotypes

Women in physics tend to be outnumbered by men nearly all over the world. For a few days in early August, however, it didn't feel that way when I attended the International Conference on Women in Physics in Waterloo, Canada...

September 3, 2014 — Clara Moskowitz

Air Pollution Could Reveal ET's Home

If intelligent aliens are dumb enough to pollute their atmosphere, NASA’s upcoming James Webb Space Telescope is powerful enough to spot some of the signs on some exoplanets. Clara Moskowitz reports   

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August 13, 2014 — Clara Moskowitz

Dark Matter Search Enters Round 2

Three experiments will begin upgrades that could help them corner the particles responsible for the universe’s missing mass
 

July 28, 2014 — Clara Moskowitz

Martian Soil Salts May Make Water Ice All Wet

Within a Mars-like laboratory environment, perchlorate salts known to exist on Mars were able to lower the freezing point enough to get ice to turn to liquid water. Clara Moskowitz reports   

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July 25, 2014 — Clara Moskowitz

Proton Spin Mystery Gains a New Clue

Physicists long assumed a proton’s spin came from its three constituent quarks. New measurements suggest particles called gluons make a significant contribution

July 21, 2014 — Clara Moskowitz
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Scientific American Health & Medicine

Scientific American Health & Medicine