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The Last Woman to Win a Physics Nobel

It’s been more than 50 years since there was a female winner. We look back at the life and legacy of Maria Goeppert Mayer, the winner in 1963

September 26, 2017 — Elizabeth Landau

The Neutrino Puzzle

The largest experiment ever to probe these mysterious particles could point the way to new physics

October 1, 2017 — Clara Moskowitz

Are Category 6 Hurricanes Coming Soon?

Tropical cyclones like Irene are predicted to be more powerful this year, thanks to natural conditions, but researchers disagree on how to rate that intensity

August 23, 2011 — Jim W. Harper

Winking Star 6 Centuries Ago Explained

A star that appeared and then vanished in A.D. 1437 was an explosion in a binary star system—which now reveals clues about the life cycle of certain stars. Christopher Intagliata reports.

September 1, 2017 — Christopher Intagliata

Paper Squawker

A noisy science project from Science Buddies

August 31, 2017 — Science Buddies and Megan Arnett

Climate Change Might Shrink Fish

Warmer water boosts fishes' demand for oxygen—and their bodies may shrink in response. Christopher Intagliata reports.

August 29, 2017 — Christopher Intagliata

The Great American Eclipse

In advance of the big solar eclipse on August 21, author and journalist David Baron talks about his new book American Eclipse: A Nation's Epic Race to Catch the Shadow of the Moon and Win the Glory of the World.  

August 8, 2017 — David Baron and Steve Mirsky
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