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What Is the Geometry of the Universe?

By ERICA KLARREICH; Graphics by LUCY READING-IKKANDA

In our mind’s eye, the universe seems to go on forever. But using geometry we can explore a variety of three-dimensional shapes that offer alternatives to “ordinary” infinite space.

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ABSTRACTIONS BLOG              (2019)

 

New Study Suggests We've Got the Shape of the Universe All Wrong

By NATALIE WOLCHOVER

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COSMOLOGY                         (2019)

 

Cosmic Triangles Open a Window to the Origin of Time

By NATALIE WOLCHOVER

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Axions Would Solve Another Major Problem in Physics

By NATALIE WOLCHOVER

In a new paper, physicists argue that hypothetical particles called axions could explain why the universe isn’t empty.

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ABSTRACTIONS BLOG(2019)

 

Top Dark Matter Candidate Loses Ground to Tiniest Competitor

By CHARLIE WOOD
 

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GEOLOGY
 

Sudden Ancient Global Warming Event Traced to Magma Flood

By HOWARD LEE

A study has cemented the link between an intense global warming episode 56 million years ago and volcanism in the North Atlantic, with implications for modern climate change.

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CLIMATE SCIENCE(2018)

 

Forests Emerge as a Major Overlooked Climate Factor

By GABRIEL POPKIN
 

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‘Rainbows’ Are a Mathematician’s Best Friend

By KEVIN HARTNETT

“Rainbow colorings” recently led to a new proof. It’s not the first time they’ve come in handy.

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COMBINATORICS

 

Rainbow Proof Shows Graphs Have Uniform Parts

By KEVIN HARTNETT
 

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THE JOY OF X
 

Cori Bargmann on the Genetics of Transparent Worms, Supertasters and Cancer

Hosted by STEVEN STROGATZ

The neurogenetics pioneer Cori Bargmann speaks with host Steven Strogatz about why a transparent worm became her favorite animal and how a genetic discovery she made inspired a revolutionary cancer treatment.

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