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Our sense of order is disappearing with the snow packs.
How the story of the dinosaurs’ demise was uncovered.
Why the Great Red Spot refuses to die.
The revolution of machine learning has been greatly exaggerated.
Since the universe formed, photons have affected everything.
Climate science is forging a more perfect union between humans and machines.
What it would take to suck more carbon dioxide out of the air than we put in.
How a star explosion may have shaped life on Earth.
Where might the US be if it heeded her discovery of global warming’s source?
Reprinted with permission from Quanta Magazine’s Abstractions blog.Like cosmic hard drives, black holes pack troves of data into compact spaces. But ever since Stephen Hawking calculated…Read More
Talk of “Mother Trees,” from a scientist studying plant life, can sound fanciful, like something out of a fairy tale. Suzanne Simard is here to tell you that it’s not. For the past…Read More
In 2002, David M. Morens, now Senior Scientific Advisor at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, wrote an essay called “At the Deathbed of Consumptive Art.” It featured…Read More
Earth is most fortunate to have vast webs of magnetic fields surrounding it. Without them, much of our atmosphere would have been gradually torn away by powerful solar winds long ago, making…Read More