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Dimming Betelgeuse likely isn’t cold, just dusty

Betelgeuse is a red supergiant star in the constellation of Orion. It has been a beacon in the night sky for stellar...

The science behind best lights to affect sleep, mood, and learning

A new study from UW Medicine suggests that the lighting that stimulates the cone photoreceptor inputs to specific neurons in the eye...

A rotating detonation engine promises to make rockets more fuel-efficient

Simple, fuel-efficient rocket engine could enable cheaper, lighter spacecraft.

A whole new hydrogel system to produce medicines and chemicals

First-of-its-kind of the platform enables on-demand production of medicines and chemicals.

Transgender children identify with their gender as strongly as cisgender children do

Among transgender children, gender identity as strong as in cisgender children.

How piranhas lose and regrow their teeth?

Understanding why the fish likely employ this tactic.

Manipulating light with nanoscale precision

No one has really made a device like this before with this set of capabilities.

VPLanet: A virtual planet simulator for modeling distant worlds across time

Finding and studying potentially habitable worlds.

Plasma flow near sun’s surface explains sunspots, other solar phenomena

Understanding previously mysterious properties of the sun.

Americans prefer to drive themselves to work rather than autonomous vehicle

People considered a ride-hailing service at least 13% “less expensive.