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Colliding Neutron Star Discovery Could Solve This Mystery About Our Expanding Universe

Today, physicists across the world celebrated as telescopes and observatories on Earth and in space captured a “kilonova.” Two neutron stars collided 130 million light years away, sending gravitational waves, x-rays, gamma-rays, radio waves, and light waves to the Earth. But these events also serve as a new kind of…

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Even at Its Most Frustrating, Voltron: Legendary Defender Can Still Deliver a Great Story 

Voltron: Legendary Defender’s fourth season is weird. A mere six episodes long (after a normal-length season was split to create the show’s third and fourth), at times it feels like it’s been cobbled together out of a season we never got to see the rest of. Yet despite that, it delivers some hugely satisfying stories…

Observatories Across the World Announce Groundbreaking New Gravitational Wave Discovery

Vicky Kalogera, a Northwestern University physicist, took her week of much-needed vacation in Utah this past August. She promised her family she’d stay off of email for a week. It wasn’t a real promise, of course, but she was going to try. She’d arranged the perfect day for August 17. Her husband was going to take the…