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New UK Research Agency for High Risk Science and Technology

The UK government has announced its intention to form a new research agency for high risk, high reward science and…

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How to Calculate the String Angle of a Kite vs. a Balloon

What? This looks just like the forces for the balloon? OK, it does look similar—but there is a big difference.…

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Here’s What Learning to Juggle Does to Your Brain

“I can do a bit of mind reading when I teach people to juggle,” Wolf said, “and I can tell…

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How to Use Your Speedometer to Figure Out Where Your Car Is

Let’s imagine that you are in a car with no windows. I know that’s crazy, but just hold on. Although…

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Dozens of Egyptian Tombs Will Be Unearthed at Saqqara Necropolis

Archaeologists in Egypt are preparing to open a 3,000-year-old burial shaft at the Saqqara necropolis, south of Cairo, in the…

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Could Bobbie Really Hold 2 Spaceships Together in ‘The Expanse’?

Let’s just check this solution real quick. What about the units? On the left, tension is in units of Newtons.…

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A Newfound Source of Cellular Order in the Chemistry of Life

Maybe the question isn’t why the aggregates form in disease, but why they don’t form in healthy cells. “One of…

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What Would It Take to Run a City on 100 Percent Clean Energy?

This story originally appeared on Grist and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration. In 2014, Burlington, Vermont, the birthplace…

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The Oldest Crewed Deep Sea Submarine Just Got a Big Makeover

Uncrewed submarines have been diving into the hadal zone for decades, but Brennan Phillips, an ocean engineer at the University…

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First Described Shark Nursery In Cuba

Growing up as a shark can be tough. You not only have to worry about being eaten while still inside…

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