How to Watch Tonight’s Nevada Democratic Primary Debate

How to Watch Tonight’s Nevada Democratic Primary Debate

I’ve never really understood the appeal of casinos, especially slot machines. Pouring time and money into something that’s expressly designed to make everyone lose in the long run seems, to me, uniquely masochistic. Anyway! The ninth Democratic presidential primary debate takes place in Las Vegas tonight, just a few day before the Nevada caucus on…

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Physicists Take Their Closest Look Yet at an Antimatter Atom

Physicists Take Their Closest Look Yet at an Antimatter Atom

The laws of physics, as experts currently understand them, dictate the following: Every fundamental particle has an antimatter twin. The electron, quark, and muon, for example, are paired with the positron, antiquark, and antimuon, respectively. Each antiparticle weighs exactly the same as its twin, but exhibits precisely the opposite electric charge. If the twins meet…

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Cheap Nanoparticles Pave the Way for Carbon-Neutral Fuel

Cheap Nanoparticles Pave the Way for Carbon-Neutral Fuel

The Svartsengi power station sits on the banks of the Blue Lagoon, an artificial geothermal spring and one of Iceland’s most popular tourist attractions. For decades, it has supplied Icelanders with geothermal electricity and heat. The rub is that extracting this renewable energy from the ground requires fossil fuels to run the pumps. So in…

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