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Summer Shorts: 101 Geysers Point To Enceladus’ Deep Ocean

It's summer in the northern hemisphere of a small, damp, planet orbiting a middle-aged star in a spiral galaxy of matter enjoying a brief heyday before colliding with another galaxy in some 4 billion orbits of the same small, damp, planet...

July 29, 2014 — Caleb A. Scharf

LEGO Reveals Female Scientist Minifigures

After much rejoicing at the news last month that LEGO would mass-produce a set of female scientist minifigures, the company has released a prototype of the final set to its original designer, Ellen Kooijman (a.k.a...

July 10, 2014 — Maia Weinstock

Giving ALMA a Heart Transplant

Before they can see Sagittarius A*, the black hole at the center of the Milky Way, the astronomers of the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) must complete an epic to-do list.

August 11, 2014 — Seth Fletcher

New Horizons Mission Catches Pluto And Charon Waltzing

After a ten year journey, NASA’s New Horizons mission is still 420 million kilometers from the Pluto system – but that’s close enough to begin to see the orbital dance of an icy world and its major moon...

August 8, 2014 — Caleb A. Scharf
Summer Shorts: A Record 25 Miles On Mars

Summer Shorts: A Record 25 Miles On Mars

It's summer in the northern hemisphere of a small, damp, planet orbiting a middle-aged star in a spiral galaxy of matter enjoying a brief heyday before colliding with another galaxy in some 4 billion orbits of the same small, damp, planet...

July 31, 2014 — Caleb A. Scharf
Neutrinos on Ice: Waiting to Fly

Neutrinos on Ice: Waiting to Fly

It’s another beautiful day in Antarctica, and the time has come to launch ANITA! Finding the right date is tricky. Many factors have to fall into place.

December 19, 2014 — Katie Mulrey

Watch the First Artificial Gravity Experiment

Gravity, as the old joke goes, sucks. It drags us down, pulls on our weary limbs, makes our feet tired, makes parts of us droop. But it’s also a critical factor for our long term well-being...

April 6, 2015 — Caleb A. Scharf
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Scientific American Health & Medicine

Scientific American Health & Medicine