Category Science

Volcanoes: Where the Earth Screams

From volcanoes on Java, to a supervolcano in Hong Kong, and dormant supervolcanoes today. Roaming across a satellite crater of Tengkabahan Perahu – the “Upside Down Boat” volcano in west Java, Indonesia – gives some inkling of the awesome power…

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Happy 100th Birthday to the Bohr Atom!

Picture an atom, and you may imagine spherical electrons orbiting a nucleus packed with particles like neutrons. Picture an atom, and you may imagine spherical electrons orbiting a nucleus packed with particles like neutrons. Only certain orbits – quantum levels…

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Mapping Our Way to Mind Control?

Beyond producing a pretty music album cover, mapping the brain’s circuitry may lead to significant medical advances If asked to name a region that’s poorly known and unmapped, perhaps you would suggest a remote part of Africa, or Antarctica, or…

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And Man Created the God Particle

World’s biggest machine surely discovers the elusive Higgs boson, helping explain mass. Further quests await. You’ve surely seen the big science news: the Higgs boson, aka the God particle, has been discovered. Hooray! Huzzah!             Yet unless you are a…

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