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Milky Way could be catapulting stars into its outer halo

Scientists used computer simulations to learn that our Milky Way galaxy may sometimes launch newly forming stars into the space around itself – that is, into the halo of our galaxy – via outflows triggered by supernova explosions.

Marooned on Mesozoic Madagascar

(Stony Brook University) In evolutionary terms, islands are the stuff of weirdness. It is on islands where animals evolve in isolation, often for millions of years, with different food sources, competitors, predators, and parasites…indeed, different everything compared to mainland species. As a result, they develop into different shapes and sizes and evolve into new species that, given enough time, spawn yet more new species.

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Making sense of scents: 3D videos reveal how the nose detects odor combinations

Every moment of the day we are surrounded by smells. Odors can bring back memories, or quickly warn us that food has gone bad. But how does our brain identify so many different odors? And how easily can we untangle the ingredients of a mixture of odors? Scientists have taken an important step toward answering these questions, and the secret lies inside the nose.

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An advance in molecular moviemaking shows how molecules respond to two photons of light

Some of the molecules’ responses were surprising and others had been seen before with other techniques, but never in such detail or so directly, without relying on advance knowledge of what they should look like.

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An advance in molecular moviemaking shows how molecules respond to two photons of light

Some of the molecules’ responses were surprising and others had been seen before with other techniques, but never in such detail or so directly, without relying on advance knowledge of what they should look like.

Top 3 Picks: New Global Warming Documentaries – Science Times

(Photo : Bala on Flickr) The National Geographic defines Global Warming as “the long-term warming of the overall temperature of the planet.” Although this trend in global warming has been going on for a long time now, its space has…

What is social distancing and why does it matter?

With the coronavirus spreading in the U.S., health experts are suggesting that those most at risk of getting sick stay at home as much as possible and avoid large crowds. Older people and those with underlying health conditions are urged…

Seven of the best new documentaries about global warming – Yale Climate Connections

(Photo: Courtesy of Daisy Simmons) NEVADA CITY, CALIF. “It’s not easy to watch.” That was a recurring introductory remark at screenings during the recent 2020 Wild & Scenic Film Festival. Held each year in the bucolic foothills of the Sierra,…

We love movies — but we love libraries more

Given the wide array of available entertainment options and the way we consume information, visits to the library may seem like an old-fashioned pastime. But according to a new Gallup poll, Americans took more trips to the library than to…