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Time crystals are similar to regular crystals in that they are based on structures of atoms that repeat. Rather than forming repeating across three dimensions of space, these ones change in a set pattern over time.   This strange phase Read more…


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The Moon is Earth’s only natural satellite, circling the planet at an average distance of roughly 385,000 kilometers (239,000 miles).  With a diameter of just under 3,500 kilometers (about 2,160 miles), the cratered surface of the rocky object is one Read more…


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The Fermi paradox describes the apparent contradiction between why there’s no evidence of extraterrestrial life, despite the fact that logically, it should have been discovered by now.    Named after Nobel Prize-winning nuclear physicist Enrico Fermi, who was sometimes known Read more…


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Coronavirus strains are viral variants considered to be functionally unique enough to stand out in a significant way.  Mutations can occur spontaneously in the virus’s genome as its particles – or virions – copy themselves inside a host’s cells. Most Read more…


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There’s no doubt that modern science owes the 17th century English polymath Sir Isaac Newton some gratitude. You don’t get a whole unit of force named after you for nothing. But if you’re feeling guilty that your time in isolation Read more…


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An international team of scientists in South China accidentally discovered the oldest terrestrial fossil ever found, about three times more ancient than the oldest known dinosaur.   Investigations are still ongoing and observations will need to be independently verified, but Read more…


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The formation of crystals is one of the most commonplace processes you can probably think of. Every time you freeze water into ice cubes, for instance, you’re creating crystalline structures. There’s even a fun experiment you can do to grow Read more…


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No one has yet managed to travel through time – at least to our knowledge – but the question of whether or not such a feat would be theoretically possible continues to fascinate scientists.   As movies such as The Terminator, Read more…


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For the very first time, the European Union is generating more energy from renewables than from fossil fuels.  A newly published report confirms that in 2020, wind, solar, hydropower and biomass shouldered 38 percent of the EU’s electricity demands, while Read more…


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Six months after testing positive for COVID-19, one in eight survivors are diagnosed with a neurological or psychiatric illness like dementia for the first time in their lives, a study led by Oxford researchers found.   Patients who’ve been hospitalized are especially Read more…

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