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laser coffee, coming soon to a café near you?
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laser coffee, coming soon to a café near you?

Scientists figured out how to make cold brew coffee in a matter of minutes with laser pulses.

where is planet nine hiding? and does it actually exist?
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where is planet nine hiding? and does it actually exist?

Yet another study promising to help us find a planet beyond the orbit of Pluto fails. So, where exactly is Planet Nine? And why haven’t we found it?

why inclusive language can be so much work, according to science
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why inclusive language can be so much work, according to science

When people go out of their way to avoid backlash, it taxes the mind. Now, researchers want to know how to make inclusivity easier on the brain.

yes, all these heat waves are actually very bad
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yes, all these heat waves are actually very bad

Don’t ignore the media attention to worldwide heatwaves. They’re a warning sign of why we can’t handle climate change.

how the war on experts helped the rise of authoritarian attitudes
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how the war on experts helped the rise of authoritarian attitudes

New studies can answer why support for authoritarianism is on the rise and more and people are becoming disillusioned with democracy.

global warming won’t kill us anymore. but it will make us suffer
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global warming won’t kill us anymore. but it will make us suffer

Humanity won’t collapse from climate change thanks to the steps we’ve already taken. But we will still be in serious trouble if we don’t do more.

why we need to talk more about geothermal energy
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why we need to talk more about geothermal energy

A new energy startup wants to use lasers to make geothermal energy more accessible across the world. We should be rooting for their success.

how artificial intelligence is helping to crack fusion
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how artificial intelligence is helping to crack fusion

Researchers trying to give the world a nearly limitless source of clean energy are getting a hand from an AI trained to fight against 100+ million degree plasma.

how to quantum entangle a tardigrade for viral headlines
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how to quantum entangle a tardigrade for viral headlines

Websites were abuzz about quantum entangled tardigrades, making readers wonder what exactly does that mean and why you would do it.

the three good things you missed as the world was ending
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the three good things you missed as the world was ending

Yes, it seemed like the world was still falling apart in 2021, but there is still some very good news.

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