What If the Big Bang Was Actually a Big Bounce?

The standard story of the birth of the cosmos goes something like this: Nearly 14 billion years ago, a tremendous amount of energy materialized as if from nowhere. Original story reprinted with permission from Quanta Magazine, an editorially independent publication of the Simons Foundation whose mission is to enhance public […]

A Satellite Spots 11 New Emperor Penguin Colonies

This story originally appeared in The Guardian and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Satellite images have revealed 11 previously unknown emperor penguin colonies in Antarctica, boosting the number of known colonies of the imperilled birds by 20 percent. The discoveries were made by spotting the distinctive red-brown guano […]

Why Do Razor Blades Get Dull So Quickly?

Some work-from-homers may have abandoned daily shaving in recent months, but who wouldn’t want a longer-lasting razor? Multiblade cartridges usually last only a week or two before they begin to grab at the skin, then get tossed in the garbage. But what if someone could invent a razor that stays […]

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