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Each Monday I pick out the northern hemisphere’s celestial highlights (mid-northern latitudes) for the week ahead, but be sure to check my main feed for more in-depth articles on stargazing, astronomy, eclipses and more.  What To Watch For In The Night Sky This Week: April 19-25, 2021 Let the Moon take you a tour of
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Topline The global death toll from the coronavirus soared past 3 million people Saturday, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University, with cases still surging in many parts of the planet, as nations throughout the world attempt to vaccinate as much of the population as possible. Key Facts The first death from the virus
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On April 7, 2021, the world’s scientific community watched with rapt attention as scientists based at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory presented a research result that the science media reported heavily. A new measurement disagreed in a very significant way with predictions. This disagreement could have been strong evidence that scientists would have to rethink their theory. That’s an
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Saturday’s Google Doodle honors physicist Laura Bassi, the first woman to earn a doctorate in science. Bassi spent much of her 46-year career exploring the physics of electricity and popularizing Isaac Newton’s ideas about motion and gravity. She also fought for decades to be allowed to teach, research, and publicly present her work on the
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Timothy Broom is fascinated by how people are affected by the stories they choose to engage with. He’s also a huge fan of Game of Thrones finds he identifies with the Starks as he immerses himself in the story. And that’s what inspired his work as a doctoral student: to understand what happens in the
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Topline More than 1 million people have now died from Covid-19 in Europe, the World Health Organization’s European regional director said Thursday, describing the region’s situation as “serious” as countries struggle to contain outbreaks fueled by coronavirus variants and immunization programs limp on amid supply shortages and safety concerns over some vaccines.  Key Facts Dr.
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Conservation of nature is as important for human happiness and well-being as financial security © Copyright by GrrlScientist | @GrrlScientist | hosted by Forbes I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery – air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, “This is what it is to be happy.” — Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar There is growing evidence that exposure
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In early April, 2021, the experimental physics community announced an enormous victory: they had measured the muon’s magnetic moment to unprecedented precision. With the extraordinary precision achieved by the experimental Muon g-2 collaboration, they were able to measure the spin magnetic moment of the muon not only wasn’t 2, as originally predicted by Dirac, but
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