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Modern Science Challenges
July 23, 2014
Science is a difficult and deeply human process that lurches toward an approximation of the truth.
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Van Allen Accelerator
July 21, 2014
Space probes discover how the Van Allen Belt accelerates electrons.
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Urban Physics
July 20, 2014
What can urban physics tell us about how cities work?
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LIGO's Future
July 16, 2014
LIGO is most likely on the verge of a detection of gravitational waves.
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