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From LIGO: "Gravitational Waves Detected 100 Years After Einstein's Prediction"

MIT Caltech Advanced aLIGO

Gravitational Waves Detected 100 Years After Einstein’s Prediction

February 11, 2016

Kathy Svitil
Director of News and Content Strategy
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A cardiac love triangle: how transcription factors interact to make a heart

 Here’s a heartfelt science story for all those Valentine’s day fans out there. Scientists from the Gladstone Institutes have identified how a group of transcription factors interact during embryonic development to make a healthy heart. 893 more words

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From Caltech: "Chasing Extrasolar Space Weather"


Lori Dajose

Earth’s magnetic field acts like a giant shield, protecting the planet from bursts of harmful charged solar particles that could strip away the atmosphere. 657 more words

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From Ethan Siegel via Forbes: "What Will It Mean If LIGO Detects Gravitational Waves?"

Forbes Magazine

Starts with a Bang

Feb 9, 2016
Ethan Siegel

Image credit: Bohn et al 2015, SXS team, of two merging black holes and how they alter the appearance of the background spacetime in General Relativity. 1,213 more words

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From AAS NOVA: "Can JWST Follow Up on Gravitational-Wave Detections?"

American Astronomical Society

10 February 2016
Susanna Kohler

Kilonova. Popular Mechanics

Bitten by the gravitational-wave bug? While we await Thursday’s press conference, here’s some food for thought: if… 528 more words

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From ESO: "A Star’s Moment in the Spotlight"

European Southern Observatory

10 February 2016
Richard Hook
ESO Public Information Officer
Garching bei München, Germany
Tel: +49 89 3200 6655
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