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Podcast: The Sounds of Data

Sonification and other multisensorial approaches offer powerful tools to analyze data, help visually impaired researchers, communicate science, and create science-inspired art. Read More »


First Direct Detection of Electron Neutrinos at a Particle Collider

Electron neutrinos produced by proton–proton collisions at the LHC have been experimentally observed. Read More »

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An Elusive Black Hole Comes into View

Observations of seven fast-moving stars at the center of a dense star cluster in the Milky Way reveal the presence of an intermediate-mass black hole, perhaps the most puzzling class of these dark objects. Read More »


Predictions for Small-Scale Turbulence

A statistical tool tests the long-held assumption that small-scale turbulence is isotropic. Read More »


Dark Matter Could Bring Black Holes Together

Dark matter that interacts with itself could extract significant momentum from a binary supermassive black hole system, causing the black holes to merge. Read More »

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Sensing a Nuclear Kick on a Speck of Dust

Scientists have detected the decay of radioactive nuclei by tracking the recoil of dust-sized spheres on which the nuclei were embedded. Read More »


Nuclear Decay Detected in the Recoil of a Levitating Bead

A levitating microparticle is observed to recoil when a nucleus embedded in the particle decays—opening the door to future searches of invisible decay products. Read More »


Gravity Alters the Dynamics of a Phase Transition

An experiment uncovers the role played by gravity in Ostwald ripening, a spontaneous thermodynamic process responsible for many effects such as the recrystallization of ice cream. Read More »


Crystallizing the Path Toward a Nuclear Clock

Researchers have made the most precise measurement to date of the excited nuclear state of thorium-229, a candidate isotope for an ultraprecise nuclear clock. Read More »

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