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Here Come the Waves

After a clutch of historic detections, gravitational-wave researchers have set their sights on some ambitious scientific quarry

May 22, 2018 — Davide Castelvecchi and Nature magazine

The New Biography of the Sun

Our closest star has a much more exciting biography than scientists once assumed. New research illuminates the sun's past and potential future

May 17, 2018 — Rebecca Boyle

Jupiter and Venus Squeeze Earth's Orbit

Sediment records have confirmed that Jupiter and Venus change Earth's orbit from virtually circular to noticeably elliptical and back every 405,000 years. Christopher Intagliata reports.

May 10, 2018 — Christopher Intagliata

The New Era of Multimessenger Astronomy

Astronomers' newfound ability to see the same cosmic events in light, particles and gravitational waves—a synthesis called multimessenger astronomy—gives them a fuller picture of some of the universe's most mysterious phenomena

May 10, 2018 — Ann Finkbeiner

How Do We Find Exoplanets?

Astronomers have found more than 3700 worlds outside of our solar system in the past 25 years. How do they find them?

May 9, 2018 — Everyday Einstein Sabrina Stierwalt

Mars Lander Will Peer Inside the Red Planet

The InSight Mission will look at Mars's seismic activity and latent heat to find out more about how planets get made--and how humans might live there.

May 7, 2018 — Lee Billings and Steve Mirsky
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Beyond XX and XY

Biology. Identity. Equality.