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  • Phoenix Rising: A Galaxy Cluster That's Breaking Cosmic Records

    Science Spotlights

    On the eve of their NASA press conference, Michael McDonald, Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research at MIT, and Bradford Benson, Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics, University of Chicago, discuss the discovery of the Phoenix Cluster -- a galaxy cluster for the record books.

    Aug 14, 2012

  • Science Spotlights

    Research is proving the adult human brain is remarkably malleable and capable of new feats—even in the last decades of life. It just needs the right prodding.

    Jul 26, 2012

  • At the Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology, scientists are using massive computer simulations to create 3-D movies to visualize and study dark matter in ways that almost let you reach out and grasp the stars -- as well as entire galaxies.

    Jul 07, 2012

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