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Uranus is probably full of giant diamonds

Uranus is probably full of giant diamonds | Year 7 Science - interesting articles | Scoop.it
When subjected to the pressures (and temperatures) of other planets, even familiar substances can get pretty alien. Case in point: the diamond rains of the ice giants. Scientists have long thought that massive planets like Neptune and Uranus—which probably-maybe (or maybe-probably) contain relatively tiny rocky cores covered with a mantle of slurried water, ammonia, and methane ices and surrounded by a thick atmosphere — are subject to rain made of literal diamonds. Now researchers have synthesised the process in a lab, showing how such conditions might occur.
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Twenty Years after His Death, Carl Sagan Is Still Right

Twenty Years after His Death, Carl Sagan Is Still Right | Year 7 Science - interesting articles | Scoop.it
In an interview, the famed astronomer and communicator fought for the idea that science is the best way to know things
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Mass of a white dwarf star directly measured for the first time

Mass of a white dwarf star directly measured for the first time | Year 7 Science - interesting articles | Scoop.it
Einstein said it couldn’t be done, but astrophysicists have used his prediction that gravity bends light to directly measure the mass of a dense stellar remnant
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New evidence that all stars are born in pairs

New evidence that all stars are born in pairs | Year 7 Science - interesting articles | Scoop.it
Stars like our sun are always born with a sibling, astronomers say; in the case of our sun, that twin has long since vanished from the neighborhood
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Sounds From Outer Space, Space Oddity, Mary Anne Hobbs - BBC Radio 6 Music

Sounds From Outer Space, Space Oddity, Mary Anne Hobbs - BBC Radio 6 Music | Year 7 Science - interesting articles | Scoop.it
Mary Anne talks to musician Warren Ellis about his creative relationship with Nick Cave.
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Food for microbes found on Enceladus

Food for microbes found on Enceladus | Year 7 Science - interesting articles | Scoop.it
The underground ocean of Saturn’s moon Enceladus harbors an abundance of molecular hydrogen, which could be an important source of food if microbial life exists there.
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Australia's volcanic history is a lot more recent than you think

Australia's volcanic history is a lot more recent than you think | Year 7 Science - interesting articles | Scoop.it
What can we expect Australia's next volcanic eruption to be like? That depends where and when it happens, and it could be sooner than you think.
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The Laws of Motion, In Our Time - BBC Radio 4

The Laws of Motion, In Our Time - BBC Radio 4 | Year 7 Science - interesting articles | Scoop.it
Melvyn Bragg examines the Second Law of Thermodynamics from steam to the Big Bang.
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The Universe Is Flat — Now What?

The Universe Is Flat — Now What? | Year 7 Science - interesting articles | Scoop.it
Scientists know the universe is flat — so is there anything else interesting to say? Oh yes, there is.
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India's First Mars Mission in Pictures (Gallery)

India's First Mars Mission in Pictures (Gallery) | Year 7 Science - interesting articles | Scoop.it
India's first mission to the Red Planet, called the Mars Orbiter mission, is slated to launch from Satish Dhawan Space Center on Oct. 28, 2013. See photos from the mission's preparation here.
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What Sonic Black Holes Say About the Real Deal

What Sonic Black Holes Say About the Real Deal | Year 7 Science - interesting articles | Scoop.it
Can a fluid analogue of a black hole point physicists toward the theory of quantum gravity, or is it a red herring?
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Holes in the Sun! One's Real, the Other Not So Much (Video)

Holes in the Sun! One's Real, the Other Not So Much (Video) | Year 7 Science - interesting articles | Scoop.it
There's a huge hole in the sun, but it has nothing to do with alien spaceships or any other conspiracy theory.
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The sting of the wild

The sting of the wild | Year 7 Science - interesting articles | Scoop.it
Emma Davies takes a look at some painful science
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Great Explainers: Richard Feynman

Great Explainers: Richard Feynman | Year 7 Science - interesting articles | Scoop.it
Richard Feynman was one of the greatest and most influential physicists of all time. Awarded a Nobel Prize in physics for his work on quantum electrodynamics, his academic career included working on the Manhattan Project and with Nasa investigating the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster. Defying the stereotype of an academic physicist, Feynman was also a…
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Reality check: The hidden connections behind quantum weirdness

Reality check: The hidden connections behind quantum weirdness | Year 7 Science - interesting articles | Scoop.it
Quantum theory says that stuff doesn't exist when we're not looking at it. But weirder-than-weird experiments are resurrecting a long-derided alternative
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Mavericks & Heretics — Information is Beautiful

Mavericks & Heretics — Information is Beautiful | Year 7 Science - interesting articles | Scoop.it
Ignored, Scorned…Vindicated. The maverick scientists whose heretical ideas were ultimately proven correct.
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Mass of a white dwarf star directly measured for the first time

Mass of a white dwarf star directly measured for the first time | Year 7 Science - interesting articles | Scoop.it
Einstein said it couldn’t be done, but astrophysicists have used his prediction that gravity bends light to directly measure the mass of a dense stellar remnant
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First Americans may have been Neanderthals 130,000 years ago

First Americans may have been Neanderthals 130,000 years ago | Year 7 Science - interesting articles | Scoop.it
If the finding from butchered mastodon bones stands up to scrutiny, it could change everything we thought we knew about the earliest humans in the Americas
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Kindred skies: ancient Greeks and Aboriginal Australians saw constellations in common

Kindred skies: ancient Greeks and Aboriginal Australians saw constellations in common | Year 7 Science - interesting articles | Scoop.it
Many of the constellations we know in the night sky come from myths of the ancient Greeks. But similar stories are told by the oldest living cultures on Earth, including those of Australia.
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Mars may erupt again

Mars may erupt again | Year 7 Science - interesting articles | Scoop.it
Research suggests that a Martian volcano twice as high as Everest was spewing lava much more recently than previously thought – and may do so again. Andrew
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The 100 Best Space Photos of 2016

The 100 Best Space Photos of 2016 | Year 7 Science - interesting articles | Scoop.it
These 100 images are our editors' choices for the best night sky photos of the year!
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How a ring of mountains forms inside a crater

How a ring of mountains forms inside a crater | Year 7 Science - interesting articles | Scoop.it
Rocks drilled from the Chicxulub crater linked to the demise of the dinosaurs reveal how mountainous peak rings form within large impact craters.
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Holes in the Sun! One's Real, the Other Not So Much (Video)

Holes in the Sun! One's Real, the Other Not So Much (Video) | Year 7 Science - interesting articles | Scoop.it
There's a huge hole in the sun, but it has nothing to do with alien spaceships or any other conspiracy theory.
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