Economy, Science & Tech

FACEBOOK, SNAPCHAT AND THE DAWN OF THE POST-TRUTH ERA

MANY, INCLUDING ME, have cited parallels between Gutenberg’s invention of the printing press and the internet. As with blogs and Facebook posts, the printing press meant written thought and communication, and its wide distribution, was no longer the exclusive province of an anointed clergy. The voiceless gained a voice, sparking the violent and centuries-long turmoil of […]

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“We detected a very rare type of emission called hydrogen recombination laser emission, which is only produced in a narrow range of physical conditions,”
Dr. Isabel Aleman
Science & Tech

Mysterious Lasers Coming From Space

Scientists from the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Herschel space observatory have spotted two strange lasers emanating from the star system. The extremely rare phenomenon is connected to the death of a star and for the first time scientists have found that stars emit powerful lasers before dying. The Ant Nebula earns its nickname from the twin lobes that look like the head and body of an […]

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