Awe: The Most Incredible Emotion and Its Spectacular Effects

What does standing on the edge of the Grand Canyon, looking up at the Sistine Chapel, and Katelyn Ohashi’s perfect 10 viral gymnastics floor routine have in common? They might bring a tear to your eye without you knowing exactly why. In their own way, they are each entrancing and sublime. They all leave you saying “Wow!” More...

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By SLPundit On Saturday, March 23rd, 2019
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Daylight Brings Toxic Beetles Together For Safety

During daylight hours, hundreds of bombardier beetles of multiple species will congregate together to more effectively ward off any predators not afraid of a lone beetle’s toxic spray. Let’s block ads! More...

By SLPundit On Friday, March 22nd, 2019
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Biogen Halts Studies of Closely Watched Alzheimer's Drug, a Blow to Hopes for New Treatment

Alzheimer’s disease has beaten back another effort to tame it. Biogen and its Japanese pharma partner Eisai said Thursday that they were halting two Phase 3 clinical trials of aducanumab, a drug that was More...

By SLPundit On Friday, March 22nd, 2019
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How Co-ops Are Bringing Solar Power to Rural America

In 2014, the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association studied what some of its members saw as a touchy subject: local electricity powered by the sun. NRECA, based in Arlington, Va., is the trade association More...

By SLPundit On Friday, March 22nd, 2019
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Best-Yet Measurements Deepen Cosmological Crisis

A long-running dispute about how fast our universe is expanding just became even more entrenched. New and more precise measurements of stars in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy of the Milky Way, More...

By SLPundit On Friday, March 22nd, 2019
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Harvard recognized at Climate Leadership Conference for sustainability efforts

Since Harvard’s successful 2008 pledge to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 30 percent by 2016, the University has continued to strive for sustainability. Now, it’s being commended for its efforts and More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, March 21st, 2019
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U.S. Communities Urged to Boost Immunity to “Shock Events”

Local governments can better prepare for disasters by investing in resilience programs and tending to societal problems that are often made worse during and after catastrophes, a new scientific analysis has found. “The More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, March 21st, 2019
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Huge Meteor Explosion a Wake-Up Call for Planetary Defense

THE WOODLANDS, Tex.—Back in late 2018 Earth dodged a bullet. Well, almost—a hefty space rock streaked through the upper atmosphere, detonating with the power of a nuclear bomb over an isolated stretch More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, March 21st, 2019
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First Baby Monkey Born Using Sperm from Frozen Testicles

In a notable step for male fertility preservation, a procedure that involves removing and freezing immature testicular tissue and then reimplanting it later has resulted in the first live birth of a healthy monkey. The More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, March 21st, 2019
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Why Is There More Matter Than Antimatter?

The following essay is reprinted with permission from The Conversation, an online publication covering the latest research. Why do we exist? This is arguably the most profound question there is and one that may More...