Author Archives: Clara Moskowitz

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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Gravitational Wave Observatory Finds More Colliding Black Holes

The second confirmation of ripples in spacetime is announced by astronomers at LIGO

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Gravitational Wave Scientists Astounded–by Your Interest

Caltech’s Kip Thorne and Ronald Drever and MIT’s Rainer Weiss were the founders of the LIGO experiment that detected gravitational waves. They were just awarded the Kavli Prize in…

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