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Hidden History of the Milky Way Revealed by Extensive Star Maps
Space

Hidden History of the Milky Way Revealed by Extensive Star Maps

Data from the Gaia spacecraft are radically transforming how we see the evolution of our galaxy

By Adam Mann and Nature magazine
How "Magic-Angle" Graphene Is Stirring Up Physics
Physics

How "Magic-Angle" Graphene Is Stirring Up Physics

Misaligned stacks of the wonder material exhibit superconductivity and other curious properties

By Elizabeth Gibney and Nature magazine
Have We Mismeasured the Universe?
Space

Have We Mismeasured the Universe?

New studies of the oldest light and sound in the cosmos suggest novel physics—rather than systematic errors—could explain an unsolved scientific mystery

By Corey S. Powell

Departments

  • From the Editor

    Universe Cryptography

  • Advances

    Wayward Satellites Test Einstein's Theory of General Relativity

  • News

    The Universe's Fate Rests on the Hubble Constant—Which Has So Far Eluded Astronomers

  • Monster Magnetar Pinpointed as Trigger of Ultrabright Stellar Detonation

  • Ghostly Galaxies Hint at Dark Matter Breakthrough

  • Physicists Lay Out Plans for a New Supercollider

  • Opinion

    Be Kind to Extraterrestrials

  • The Moment We First Saw Ultima Thule Up Close

  • Microbes Might Be Key to a Mars Mission

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