Jen Armen

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What Are Quarks?

<i>What exactly are quarks?</i><p><b>Richard Muller:</b><p>Quarks are the main components of protons. We have concluded through experimental probing of the proton with …

Quarks

Why Black Holes Are the Most Efficient Yet Unlikely Method for Converting Mass Into Energy

In a powerful episode of MinutePhysics, narrator Henry Reich explains via whiteboard animation why black holes are considered the most efficient yet …

Black Holes

The Ozone Layer Is Healing, Thanks to an International Ban on Harmful Man-Made Chemicals

The ozone layer is on the mend, thanks to a decrease in human-produced chemicals called chlorofluorocarbons, or CFCs, in the atmosphere. Using data …

Dinosaurs

Two Experiments Show Fourth Spatial Dimension Effect

To the best of our knowledge, we humans can only experience this world in three spatial dimensions (plus one time dimension): up and down, left and …

Quantum Mechanics

Strangely, These Atoms Seem to Have Different Masses Depending on How They're Measured

When it comes to understanding the universe, a crucial property of stuff, whatever that stuff might be, is its mass. The building blocks of our …

'Oumuamua Interstellar Object: Where Did Mysterious Cigar-Shaped Traveler Actually Come From?

<i>This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.</i><p>One of the highlights of 2017 was the discovery of the first …

'Fascinating And Also A Little Bit Uncomfortable': Andrew Wyeth At 100

In 1977, nearly 30 years after Andrew Wyeth's most famous painting "Christina's World" was created, critic Robert Rosenblum was asked to name the most overrated and most underrated artists. He put Wyeth in both categories.<p>"Robert Rosenblum's comment is accurate to a degree but also simplistic," …

Art

“Guatemala from 33,000 km” at various locations (Contemporary Art Daily)

With the support of the Getty’s Fall 2017 initiative, Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, <i>Guatemala from 33,000 km</i> features artwork in a range of media, …

Marlie Mul at Croy Nielsen (Contemporary Art Daily)

Boobies often come in pairs, and not just physically: a booby means both a breast and a stupid, gullible or reckless person. The humble, …

Miami Art Week 2017 Diary: Part 1

Cranio Since its debut 15 years ago, Art Basel Miami Beach has spawned and spread across Miami and Miami Beach, with dozens of new fairs and events …

Art

The $12 Million Stuffed Shark: The Curious Economics of Contemporary Art

Overview<p>The $12 Million Stuffed Shark: The Curious Economics of Contemporary Art by Don Thompson<p>Why would a smart New York investment banker pay $12 …

Planet killer: Mysterious 'winking' star in outer space spotted devouring planets that rotate around it [VIDEO]

RZ Piscium, located 550 light-years away from Earth, is surrounded by dust clouds that could be the remains of destroyed planets.<p>A team of US …

The world’s first nuclear fusion plant is now halfway to ‘First Plasma’

Earlier this month, the director-general of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) announced that construction of the project …

Energy

NASA is planning an interstellar mission to Alpha Centauri — but not until 2069

One hundred years after man set foot on the moon, NASA hopes to launch an exploratory probe to investigate the system of our nearest neighbor, the …

Space

Astronomers chase fastest star ever detected

Astronomers in Chile are tracing the fastest star ever detected — and it’s zipping around a black hole in the Milky Way at 18 million miles an …

Our solar system may have formed inside a giant space bubble

There are various theories about how the solar system formed, but scientists haven't been able to agree on a single model that explains all the quirks of our corner of space as it exists today. Now, scientists at the University of Chicago have come up with a new model that explains an enduring …

Mysterious Filament is Stretching Down Towards the Milky Way’s Supermassive Black Hole

The core of the Milky Way Galaxy has always been a source of mystery and fascination to astronomers. This is due in part to the fact that our Solar …

Black Holes

New Yorker Holiday Covers Through the Years

’Tis the season to be jolly—or not! <i>New Yorker</i> holiday covers have showcased a wide range of emotions over the years. In Edward Sorel’s cover from 2012, for instance, Santa’s reindeer crankily side-eye their boss for interrupting their poker game. Istvan Banyai’s drawing of McSorley’s Old Ale House, …

Satire

The Frightening Discovery of the Mount Owen Claw

Nearly three decades ago, a team of archaeologists were carrying out an expedition inside a large cave system on Mount Owen in New Zealand when they …