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The New Biography of the Sun

Our closest star has a much more exciting biography than scientists once assumed. New research illuminates the sun's past and potential future

7 hours ago — Rebecca Boyle

The New Era of Multimessenger Astronomy

Astronomers' newfound ability to see the same cosmic events in light, particles and gravitational waves—a synthesis called multimessenger astronomy—gives them a fuller picture of some of the universe's most mysterious phenomena

May 10, 2018 — Ann Finkbeiner

Here Come the Waves

After a clutch of historic detections, gravitational-wave researchers have set their sights on some ambitious scientific quarry

April 23, 2018 — Davide Castelvecchi and Nature magazine

How Seashells Take Shape

Mathematical modeling reveals the mechanical forces that guide the development of mollusk spirals, spines and ribs

April 19, 2018 — Derek E. Moulton, Alain Goriely and Régis Chirat
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