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35 science jokes that are so cringe-worthy they might make a scientist groan

Whether it's charting the possible consequences of climate change, helping predict when we might die, or keeping tabs on nuclear weapons stockpiles, their work can take on a huge gravitas.<p>But we all need to unwind, and sometimes nothing feels better than the rush endorphins from laughing at a good …

Jokes

X-ray Blast Produces a 'Molecular Black Hole'

When researchers want to take pictures of very small things, like individual molecules, they have to get creative. When scales shrink to seemingly …

Black Holes

A brief etymology of particle physics

How did the proton, photon and other particles get their names? Over the years, physicists have given names to the smallest constituents of our …

High-Speed Electrons Have Been Spotted Outside Earth's Magnetic Field, And NASA Can't Explain It

So fast, they break current physics models.<p>In the region of space just outside Earth’s magnetic field, NASA has detected electrons that are being …

Colder Than Empty Space? How The Boomerang Nebula Does It

Anywhere you go in the Universe, there are heat sources to contend with. The farther away you are from all of them, the colder it gets. At a distance of 93 million miles from the Sun, Earth is kept at a modest ~300 K, a temperature that would be nearly 50º cooler if it weren’t for our atmosphere. …

Is Particle Physics About to Crack Wide Open?

It’s December 15, 2015, and an auditorium in Geneva is packed with physicists. The air is filled with tension and excitement because everybody knows …