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A newfound exoplanet may be the exposed core of a gas giant

A dense, scorched planet around a faraway star may be the naked core of a gas giant. Satellite and Earth-based telescope observations show that...

Plastic recycling from Europe dumped in Asian waters

A recent study finds that up to 31% of plastic exported for recycling is not recycled at all. Image credit: Shutterstock/NUI Galway New research from...

Green solvents for polymer dissolution

Researchers explore challenges and opportunities in the development of new green solvents for polymer chemistry. Image credit: Bill Oxford on Unsplash Chemical regulation continues to grow internationally...

4 ways to put the 100-degree Arctic heat record in context

On June 20, a remote Siberian town called Verkhoyansk logged a temperature of 38° Celsius (100.4° Fahrenheit), likely setting a new high-temperature record...

What archaeology of the remote past can tell us about our future under climate change

Image credit: Emmanuel Perry Paleolithic archaeologists study the human deep past, from the appearance of the first stone tool-wielding hominins about 3-4 million years...

The U.S. largely wasted time bought by COVID-19 lockdowns. Now what?

From March to May, much of the United States pressed pause. In the face of a new, highly transmissible coronavirus, widespread lockdowns and...

Quantifying the effectiveness of facemasks

AU College of Engineering and Computer Science researchers use flow visualization to qualitatively test facemasks and social distancing. Image credit: Hatice EROL Pixabay Currently, there...

An asteroid’s moon got a name so NASA can bump it off its course

Newly christened “Dimorphos” is a tiny space rock with a big target on its back. The International Astronomical Union gave the rock an official...

Teleportation is possible, it just depends on scale

Using the principles of quantum mechanics, scientists unlock incredible computing powers, data storage, transmission, and encryption, one experiment at a time. Image credit: Umberto...

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Fans are upset with Crysis Remastered’s graphics, so Crytek is delaying the game

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Jay-Z’s Made in America 2020 Canceled Due to Pandemic

Jay-Z’s annual festival in Philadelphia, Made in America, won’t take place Labor Day weekend due to the coronavirus pandemic. In a statement Wednesday, the...