The universe is expanding. Maybe. Our understanding of the universe is expanding. Definitely. Practically every month, new theories about the origin and age of the universe are being announced. In just the past year, scientists have identified three new planets.
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The Case Files
The Institute’s Automaton, acquired in 1928, has been restored and is now on display in “Amazing Machine.”
- Supernova Birth Observed
Astronomers become the first to catch a star in the act of exploding.
- New Source for Biofuels Discovered
A newly created microbe produces cellulose that can be turned into ethanol and other biofuels.
- How We Distinguish One Voice From Many
Scientists discover auditory system sorts sounds based on their pitch.
- Swallowtail Larva
Juvenile hormones cause the swallowtail larva to change its appearance four times.
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the organ that makes you you
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interesting stories from the history of science and technology