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The Asian monsoon is getting predictable

(Phys.org) —For much of Asia, the pace of life is tuned to rhythms of monsoons. The summer rainy season is especially important for securing the water and food supplies for more than a billion people. Its ...

Apr 23, 2013 4.8 / 5 (4) 0 | with audio podcast

The origins of laughter

We know the benefits of laughter on health. But why do we laugh? What are the evolutionary origins of laughter and humour? Steven Légaré has asked these questions and has made them the subject of his master's ...

Mar 27, 2013 3 / 5 (4) 1

Sun spits out two CMEs

The sun recently erupted with two coronal mass ejections (CMEs). One began at 8:36 p.m. EDT on March 12, 2013 and is directed toward three NASA spacecraft, Spitzer, Kepler and Epoxi. There is, however, no ...

Mar 13, 2013 4 / 5 (1) 0

Hide and seek with a quantum compass

How would you look for something that can be in two 'places' at once? The answer, according to Oxford University research into a quantum phenomenon called superposition, seems to be to ask where it isn't ...

Mar 11, 2013 4.4 / 5 (10) 16 | with audio podcast