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JULY 24, 2015
A prodigy grows up to become one of the greatest mathematicians in the world.
This April, as undergraduates strolled along the street outside his modest office on the campus of the University of California, Los Angeles, the mathematician Terence Tao mused about the possibility that water could spontaneously explode. 4,456 more words
Jul 27, 2015
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Two ultra-dense galaxies have been found, orbiting larger host galaxies. They might be the remnants of once normal galaxies that were swallowed by the host, a process that removed the fluffy outer parts of the systems, leaving the dense centers behind. 698 more words
A new study poses the question, ‘When does aging really begin?’ One glance in the mirror every morning is enough for me to know that regardless of where it begins I know where it’s going. 513 more words
July 28, 2015
Artwork by Sandbox Studio, Chicago with Ana Kova
Human history has been a journey toward insignificance.
As we’ve gained more knowledge, we’ve had our planet downgraded from the center of the universe to a chunk of rock orbiting an average star in a galaxy that is one among billions. 852 more words