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Black physicist rethinks the ‘dark’ in dark matter

Black physicist rethinks the ‘dark’ in dark matter

When many kids were running around playing tag or video games, Chanda Prescod-Weinstein was thinking about particle physics. After her mother took her to see “A Brief History of Time,” Errol Morris’ 1991 documentary about theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, she fell in love with the discipline. She was just 10 years old. Nearly 30 years…MORE

A rare and protected Osprey nest was chopped down in Wales, police say

Police in Wales want to know who cut down an osprey nesting platform on Friday, sending the rare and protected birds’ nest and their freshly-laid egg crashing into the lake below. The Brenig Osprey Project said in a post on social media that the “horrific act of vandalism” happened at about 9:45 p.m. at Brenig…MORE

Apollo 11 legend dies and 5 other top space and science stories this week

Apollo 11 legend dies and 5 other top space and science stories this week

Welcome to Wonder Theory, your weekly space and science digest. Space missions provide us with an incredible gift beyond knowledge: perspective. More color photos taken by the Ingenuity helicopter this week revealed what it looks like to fly on Mars, with the Perseverance rover making a cameo. It’s astounding to think of a 4-pound rotorcraft…MORE

Tang! The space-age drink that’s still a worldwide staple

Tang! The space-age drink that’s still a worldwide staple

When you think of Tang — if you think of Tang at all — you probably think of its association with the United States space program in the 1960s. After all, “Tang was chosen for the Gemini astronauts,” as a 1966 advertisement for the classic orange drink stated. Gemini was NASA’s second human spaceflight mission…MORE

After fourth successful flight, Mars helicopter gets a new mission

After fourth successful flight, Mars helicopter gets a new mission

After four successful flights on Mars, the Ingenuity helicopter is graduating to a new phase of its mission and will fly for at least another month on the red planet. The little 4-pound chopper has achieved all of its objectives — and now it will chase after new ones. This also means the Perseverance rover…MORE

Must-watch videos of the week

Ted Cruz takes a snooze, a weatherman gets an on-air surprise and a gator tries to join a soccer team. These are the must-watch videos of the week. A little shut eye Ted Cruz looks like he took a little nap during President Biden’s recent speech. Folks online roasted the senator for nodding off, but…MORE

Two nations stagger under the onslaught of Covid

Two nations stagger under the onslaught of Covid

Flames crackle over the wails and prayers of grieving families as they mourn loved ones lost to Covid-19, whose bodies are laid on funeral pyres that burn through the night in India’s capital, New Delhi. The families’ grief reflects the unfolding tragedy in India — now at the epicenter of the global pandemic — Jessie…MORE

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