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This Huge Telescope is Built Like A Halfpipe and Hunts for Dark Energy

Dark energy is driving the accelerating expansion of the universe. No one knows what it is.
Jacob Dubé
9.7.17
Open Wide

A Fin Whale's Weird 'Stretchy Nerves' Mean It Could Eat a Schoolbus For Lunch

In order to feed, these whales need to open their mouths really, really wide.
Farnia Fekri
2.16.17
Canada

Climate Change Might Be Messing Up Volcanoes’ Planet-Cooling Powers

Volcanoes spew ash into the stratosphere that reflects back some sunlight.
Bryson Masse
11.17.16
Canada

Your Smartphone Is Being Secretly Accessed—By Your Friends and Family

31 percent of respondents in a survey snooped in the past year.
Bryson Masse
6.22.16
Canada

This 22-Year-Old Found Four New Planets, Including a ‘Warm Neptune’

One planet could conceivably host a moon with life.
Kate Lunau
5.30.16
Canada

Could Psychedelic Drugs Help Keep Ex-Inmates Out Of Jail?

A new study suggests that mushrooms and LSD might reduce domestic violence.
Joshua Rapp Learn
4.29.16
News

This Insane Blood Clotting Drug Propels Itself into the Most Serious Wounds

Like an antacid tablet dropped in water.
Matthew Braga
10.2.15
Photography

Here's What This Satellite Found Mapping Latin America's Agricultural Decline

A new study was the first continental-scale mapping of agricultural changes over more than a decade.
Amanda Panacci
5.15.15
News

People with This Gene Perceive Emotions More Vividly

People with a variant of ADRA2b are more attuned to emotional information, like how artists have a heightened sense for visual aspects of the world.
Jacqueline Ronson
5.12.15