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Long-sought magnetic mechanism observed in exotic hybrid materials
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More sperm cells may be needed to overcome high mortality rate
It's one of the true miracles of life, that moment when hundreds of little sperm make it all the way to an unfertilized egg and one breaches its walls. But what of all those other spermatozoa, the hundreds of millions of ...
New insights found in black hole collisions
New research provides revelations about the most energetic event in the universe—the merging of two spinning, orbiting black holes into a much larger black hole.
Is the universe a hologram?
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