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Ships at Sea Stoke Lightning Strikes

Exhaust fumes from oceangoing vessels lead to an almost doubling of lightning activity over shipping lanes compared to adjacent areas of the sea. 

October 17, 2017 — Julia Rosen

Gravitational Wave Astronomers Hit Mother Lode

Spacetime ripples from a stellar cataclysm in a distant galaxy help explain the cosmic origins of gold, and chart the course for a new age of “multi-messenger” astronomy

October 16, 2017 — Lee Billings
Physics

Think Outside the Gift Box