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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

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
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