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While the web of dark matter (purple) might seem to determine cosmic structure formation on its own, the feedback from normal matter (red) can severely impact galactic scales. Both dark matter and normal matter, in the right ratios, are required to explain the Universe as we observe it. Neutrinos are ubiquitous, but standard, light neutrinos
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Let’s apply and torque and have fun!Michael Rivera (Creative Commons v4.0) Let’s talk about nobody’s favorite physics concept: torque. Torque is pretty magical, honestly, and if you’re not already familiar with it then you absolutely should be. Chances are you’ve applied the principle of torque hundreds, if not thousands, of times in your life. You
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Beyond the argument that education should be designed to create a well-rounded citizen with an appreciation for a wide range of knowledge, there have been dozens of large-scale studies showing that an integrated curriculum of the sciences, humanities, and arts helps students excel in all areas of K-12 learning. Of course, the sciences aren’t going
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The state of Florida (USA) has formally announced new land-based recreational shark fishing rules, approved via a unanimous vote by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. This came after seven years of  hard work by numerous people, including Dr. David Shiffman who is a marine conservation biologist at Simon Fraser University, and worked on land based shark
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The winter of 2019 in the United States has lived up to its name. There have been record cold temperatures, Polar Vortex intrusions, strange rotating ice discs, and the requisite snowstorms. This week I noticed viral videos getting around of massive chunks of ice invading the shores of the Great Lakes region. My colleague Professor
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DEPOSIT PHOTOS ENHANCED BY COGWORLD Introduction As artificial intelligence brings nations high speed facial recognition capabilities, surveillance societies are rising across nations: blurring the lines between privacy and security. This is due to the enormous scale of changes that are enabled by significant advancements in technology: digital imaging, high speed processing, skin texture analysis, thermal cameras,
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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the company’s Crew Dragon spacecraft onboard is seen as it is rolled out of the horizontal integration facility at Launch Complex 39A as preparations continue for the Demo-1 mission at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, U.S., February 28, 2019. Joel Kowsky/NASA/Handout via REUTERS CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.
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