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Weeks 6 and 7: Galvanizing after Galveston

Going from the Gulf of Mexico to a gargantuan defeat in such a short timespan is enough to give someone whiplash – the current recovery from that particular defeat ensured it. 527 more words


Carbon nucleus seen spinning in triangular state

Physicists have obtained important new evidence showing that the structure of the carbon-12 nucleus – without which there would be no life here on Earth – resembles that of an equilateral triangle. 753 more words


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John was a bright young man. He had topped the country in Physics, Chemistry, German and Algebra. His place in the prestigious research laboratories was almost guaranteed. 272 more words

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Neutron Skin Turns Out to Be Soft

Heavy nuclei typically have a neutron-rich outer layer. Physicists have measured the thickness of this so-called “neutron skin” by scattering massive particles off of nuclear targets. 279 more words