Several weeks ago I had the pleasure of moderating a conversation among four scientists from local institutions, all of whom worked in rather unconventional “labs:” a mine shaft half-a-mile underground, a volcanic crater in Siberia, a racetrack in rural America.The subject of the event was “Xtreme r
A physicist named Dmitri Denisov walks up wooden steps to the top of something that looks sort of like an abandoned railroad bed."Wow, look, it's beautiful," Denisov says, gazing out at a pond. "I didn't even know about these flowers."
Dozens of environmental activists showed up in front of the White House Thursday to get arrested in a peaceful protest against a proposed oil pipeline that would cut across the American Midwest.Organizers said that over the past 10 days, about 800 people have been handcuffed and bused off to a polic
The birth of star is just as traumatic as the birth of a person, only on a much larger scale.For years, astronomers have known that newly formed stars fire powerful beams of gas into space called "protostellar jets."