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  1. Space

    Let’s learn about gravitational waves

    Gravitational waves offer scientists a new way to view extreme objects such as black holes and neutron stars.

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  2. Materials Science

    Laser light transformed plastic into tiny diamonds

    The technique could be used to make nanodiamonds for quantum devices and other technology.

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  3. Physics

    Scientists Say: Force

    When an object experiences a force, its change in motion — or acceleration — depends on its mass.

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  4. Tech

    Scientists Say: LED

    LEDs, or light-emitting diodes, light up TV screens, traffic lights and many other devices used in daily life.

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  5. Space

    Amateur astronomers reveal clues to a mysterious double aurora

    Stunning images from citizen scientists show an unusual pattern in ‘Northern Lights.’ They offer clues that may help astronomers better understand a curious red glow.

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  6. Materials Science

    Cool Jobs: Scientific glassblowers shape science

    Glass has played a major role in research for centuries. Today’s artisans work at the forefront of discovery.

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  7. Tech

    This leaping robot can out-jump anything — animal or machine

    Such a bounding bot might someday help explore the moon.

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  8. Physics

    Explainer: How the Doppler effect shapes waves in motion

    The Doppler effect describes how waves are compressed or stretched when their source — or receiver — is moving.

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  9. Chemistry

    Scientists Say: Pigment

    From fruits to fur to fine art, many materials get their colors from compounds called pigments.

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