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The Neutrino Puzzle

The Neutrino Puzzle

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

September 19, 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

September 5, 2017 — 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

Science for the Modern World