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  • Extreme Astrophysics: Life at the World’s Remotest Telescopes

    Science Spotlights

    Three astronomers—Amy Bender, Naoyuki Tamura and John Richer—travel to work at telescopes in the heart of Antarctica, the summit of Mauna Kea, and the barren Atacama Desert. Here's what those places look like.

    Aug 25, 2017

  • For the first time, scientists have watched sleep transform the brain. The research confirms a long-standing theory about the value of sleep—and helps explain why sleep deprivation messes with our ability to remember.

    Jun 22, 2017

  • Much to their surprise, scientists are finding dozens of black holes deep within densely packed collections of stars called globular clusters. Astrophysicists are using a record-breaking computer simulation to learn their secrets, including whether the clusters gave rise to recently observed ripples in space-time.

    May 29, 2017

  • As the race to build the world’s first quantum computer heats up, tech industry heavyweights like Microsoft, Intel and Google are investing in research.

    Apr 06, 2017

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