Author Archives: Clara Moskowitz

Quantum Leaps: Read the Winning Entry in a Physics-Inspired Fiction Contest

The Quantum Shorts competition invited stories incorporating the laws of quantum mechanics

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Missing Neutrons May Lead a Secret Life as Dark Matter

This may be the reason experiments can’t agree on the neutron lifetime, according to a new idea

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Molecular Clue to the Mystery of Carbon’s Cosmic Origin Uncovered

A chemical found in a distant gas cloud could help explain where planets like Earth get the seeds of life

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Secret to Porpoise Sonar Revealed

The animals can adjust structures in their foreheads to change the echolocation signals they emit

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Nobel Physics Prize Goes to Gravitational Wave Scientists

Three physicists who lead the LIGO experiment, which made the first detection of gravitational waves, will share this year’s award

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The Neutrino Puzzle

The largest experiment ever to probe these mysterious particles could point the way to new physics

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NASA Hires New Astronauts–but Where Will They Go?

The space agency awaits direction from the Trump administration, along with congressional funding to match its ambitions

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Scientific Explorers, Pet Foxes, Science Hucksterism and Other New Science Books

 April book recommendations from the editors of Scientific American

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Q&A: Lawrence Krauss on The Greatest Story Ever Told

Hidden, impermanent balances in nature have shaped the history of physics, and could determine our universe’s future

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Majestic Owls, Great Lakes, Food Crisis and Other New Science Books

March book recommendations from the editors of Scientific American

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How an Amnesiac Changed Neuroscience

February book recommendations from Scientific American

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Brain Beauty: The Art of Neuroscience

Book recommendations from Scientific American

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Tangled Up in Spacetime

The collaborative project “It from Qubit” is investigating whether space and time sprang from the quantum entanglement of tiny bits of information

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Are We Living in a Computer Simulation?

Listen in as physicists and philosophers debate whether we are real or virtual

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Interstellar Blues and the Pitfalls of Long-Duration Spaceflight

Passengers explores the difficulties, both personal and scientific, of journeying to another star

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How the Harvard Observatory Women Changed Astronomy

More book recommendations from Scientific American—December 2016

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Engineering the Body: How Regenerative Medicine is Changing Disease

Medical researcher Molly Shoichet will tell three stories of novel ways scientists ar­­­e combatting stroke, blindness and cancer, in a live Webcast tonight at 7 p.m.

 

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Gravitational Waves Discovered from Colliding Black Holes

On February 11, 2016, scientists announced that a daring experiment had finally confirmed Einstein’s 1916 prediction of gravitational waves. That day Clara Moskowitz explained why the discovery…

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Inside the World of Competitive Rubik’s Cube Solving

And more new books for November 2016

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Tangled Up in Spacetime

Hundreds of researchers in a collaborative project called “It from Qubit” say space and time may spring up from the quantum entanglement of tiny bits of information

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An Astronaut Tells It Like It Is in New Book

And more October book recommendations from Scientific American

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A Trippy Cosmic History Lesson: SA Editors Discuss Terrence Malick’s "Voyage of Time"

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How Quantum Computing Could Change Cybersecurity Forever [Video]

Quantum scientist Michele Mosca will discuss security in the coming quantum age during a live Webcast tonight at 7 P.M.

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A Utopia with Caveats: Why Peace on Earth Might Require Big Sacrifices

An interview with Ada Palmer, author of the new science fiction novel Too Like the Lightning

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Visions of the Future: Top Science Fiction New Releases

Our recommendations for five scientifically satisfying stories of what is to come

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How a Seed Collection Could Save Humanity

And more new books for September 2016

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50 Women Who Changed Science

And more new books for August 2016

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Did the Universe Boot Up with a "Big Bounce?"

The cosmos may have rebounded from an earlier contraction and “big crunch” into a “big bang” that started it all over again

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Did the Universe Boot Up with a "Big Bounce?"

The cosmos may have rebounded from an earlier contraction and “big crunch” into a “big bang” that started it all over again

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Doomed Spacecraft Shows Tantalizing Hints of Surprising Black Hole Behavior [Video]

Before it died barely a month after launch, the Hitomi spacecraft spied interesting effects of black holes on the Perseus cluster of galaxies

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