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Study finds decline in readability of science abstracts

The readability of scientific abstracts is declining, according to the preliminary results of a major study.<p>This “very worrisome” finding might …

Fun-Da-Mental

Scientists Found a Good Use for Surplus Sperm

A team of German scientists were wondering how to deliver medications into the female reproductive tract and realized, hey, why come up with …

Black Hole "Images" Could Throw Modern Physics Into Disarray

What truths does Sagittarius A* hold?<p>If all things go well, we’re about to finally see what a black hole looks like, as the Event Horizon Telescope …

Black Holes

It’s Time to Take the Gaia Hypothesis Seriously - Facts So Romantic

Can a planet be alive? Lynn Margulis, a giant of late 20th-century biology, who had an incandescent intellect that veered toward the unorthodox, …

Logging

A great, unseen force is pushing our galaxy across the cosmos

The force is with us.<p>A massive, unseen force is pushing our galaxy, the Milky Way, across the universe, according to new research.<p>The Milky Way is in …

Universe

Reality Is Not What We Can See

Some physicists, mind you, not many of them, are physicist-poets.<p>They see the world or, more adequately, physical reality, as a lyrical narrative written in some hidden code that the human mind can decipher.<p>Carlo Rovelli, the Italian physicist and author, is one of them. Following his best-seller</i> …

Physics