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Scientists have found the first experimental evidence that an atomic nucleus can harbor bubbles. The unstable isotope silicon-34 has a bubblelike center with a paucity of protons, scientists report Oct. 24 in Nature Physics. This unusual "bubble nucleus" could help scientists...

source: ScienceNews

Consciousness appears to arise naturally as a result of a brain maximizing its information content. So says a group of scientists in Canada and France, which has studied how the electrical activity in people's brains varies according to individuals' conscious states. Read...

source: PhysicsWorld

It was perhaps the biggest news in space since we detected gravitational waves: instead of "billions and billions" of galaxies, there are at least two trillion of them — that’s 2,000,000,000,000 — within our...

source: Forbes

The ancient Greek and Indian philosophers who first conjectured that matter was made of tiny little bits of stuff would not believe that now, more than 25 centuries later, we can actually see them. Granted, modern atoms are quite different from their old counterparts, given...

source: NPR

Some physicists think there’s something worth following up in data collected in 1992-1995 at the Large Electron-Positron Collider at CERN – while others aren’t sure what good it would do even if it checks out.

source: The Wire

See that massive, gaping cavity up there? The one in the back of the Aston Martin-Red Bull Racing joint venture, the AM-RB 001? The place where it’s missing a whole lot of car? Apparently that will help the track version...

source: Jalopnik


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