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December 14th
Technology This is what happens when you turn machine learning loose on the cosmos. A machine learning technique called a neural network has identified two new exoplanets in our galaxy, NASA scientists and a Google engineer announced to…
December 14th
Nexus Media News Making the perfect ice storm. Scientists are intentionally freezing trees to better understand the effects of climate change on forests.
December 14th
Science Houston's record-breaking rain can be traced back to atmospheric changes. Houston is a city accustomed to floods. But Harvey was unusually—and devastatingly—intense. Now scientists have an explanation.
December 14th
Animals Immense globs of slime are only their second line of defense. What’s like a loose, slippery, surprisingly tough old sock? You guessed it: hagfish skin.
December 13th
Science Basically, don't panic. Ioannis Karamouzas researches how people move when an outside stressor, like a loud sound or gruesome views, causes them to panic.
December 12th
Science Scientists want to know why it's lingering instead of crumbling into the sea. The island, Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai emerged from the waters in the Kingdom of Tonga, rising nearly 400 feet above the sea.
December 11th
Science Our planet makes a lot of sounds, and some of them are spooky. When all else is quiet, the Earth still hums. A new study finally measured that hum deep in the ocean. But what other weird sounds does our planet make?
December 11th
Environment Can listening to storms help us understand them better? Since 2014, we have been working together to sonify the dynamics of tropical storms. In other words, we turn environmental data into music.
December 8th
Science But it can totally explode in your face. A customer took a restaurant to court for burns and hearing damage after an egg exploded in their face, which is where scientists come in.
December 7th
Science A brief primer on doping, in light of the recent Olympic ban. It's mostly non-Olympians using anabolic steroids, so let's unpack what performance-enhancing drugs are actually doing to your body.