Kiana Cordeiro

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Mars brighter in 2018 than since 2003

We’re fielding emails about a bright red “star” ascending in the east in mid-evening or later. What is it!? It’s Mars, and it’ll shine brilliantly …

Astronomy

Microbeads a major problem in L.A. River

Scientist Marcus Eriksen stood ankle deep in the murky Los Angeles River on Friday and dipped a net into the water, looking for a problem.<p>Eriksen was searching for "microbeads," bits of plastic no bigger than salt grains that absorb toxins such as motor oil and insecticides as they tumble …

Pollution

An Ancient Tirade on Gluttony That Still Rings True—History’s Lesson on Carbon Food-Prints

Food traveled far in the Roman empire. Today, it likewise travels from far-off places to feed our exotic tastes. There may be some lessons to learn …

Black holes should be redefined, says Stephen Hawking in new paper

Black holes don't actually exist in the way we traditionally think of them, renowned physicist Stephen Hawking has proposed in a short but potentially revolutionary paper.<p>Classical theory holds that no energy or information can ever escape a black hole, but the principles of quantum physics suggest …

6 Famous Thought Experiments Explained in 1 Minute Each

Einstein once said, “If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.”<p>The Open University, an online educational institute, took …

Even the most boring collisions at the Large Hadron Collider tell us something - this time about cosmic rays

By the time it finished its first run, at the end of 2012, the Large Hadron Collider at CERN was providing about 500 million proton-proton collisions per second to each of the two largest particle detectors, ATLAS and CMS. When it resumes operation in 2015, it will produce collisions at even higher …