Originally published in May 1962
Paints, plastics and even wood can be engineered to stay cool in direct sunlight—but their role in displacing power-hungry air conditioners remains unclear
A very fine grind can actually hamper espresso brewing, because particles may clump more than larger particles will.
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Scientists have identified mystery molecules in space and the compound thought to have started chemistry in the cosmos
Originally published in May 1914
His brief sojourn in Prague saw him working on early versions of general relativity and engaging with writers, philosophers and politicians
Whiskeys claimed to be from the 19th century are revealed to be made with much more recently grown barley, thanks to the unique isotopic fingerprint of the nuclear-testing era.
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Physicists take the first step toward taming the short-lived particle
Do recent explanations solve the mysteries of aerodynamic lift?
A physicist slams hype about multiverses, string theory, and quantum computers and calls for more diversity in his field...
Originally published in September 1899
Scientists have detected relativistic frame dragging, a prediction of Einstein’s greatest theory, around a distant pair of exotic stars
Journalist and author Peter Brannen talks about his book The Ends of the World: Volcanic Apocalypses, Lethal Oceans, and Our Quest to Understand Earth’s Past Mass Extinctions ...
The answer is maybe. And as a bonus, we may soon have a new understanding of nature at a qualitatively different and deeper level than ever
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Eerie images from the site of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster still haunt us 30 years later
New tests could verify the general theory of relativity, or find flaws
Ultracold atoms can simulate all sorts of quantum behavior