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Yooperlite Glow Rocks

Published 27 days ago in Science. Submitted by sux2bu

Yooperlites are Syenites rich in fluorescent Sodalite, found on Lake Superior beaches in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
It’s technically called a “Syenite Clasts Containing Fluorescent Sodalite” but Erik wanted something easier to pronounce. So he coined the name “Yooperlite” and has now trademarked the Yooperlite name.
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This is how electrons and high energy particles look like

Published 143 days ago in Science. Submitted by drunkmonk

There are ways to see high energy particles. This is the coolest looking. Here is a picture to interpret what you see. http://www.cloudylabs.fr/wp/phys/

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How Microwaving Grapes Makes Plasma

Published 92 days ago in Science. Submitted by sux2bu

A bisected grape in the microwave makes plasma. But how does it work? A grape is the right size and refractive index to trap microwaves inside it. When you place two (or two halves) close together the fields interact with each other creating a maximum of electromagnetic energy wh…
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Seven Million Years of Human Evolution

Published 7 days ago in Science. Submitted by thundersnow

Scientists use fossils to reconstruct the evolutionary history of hominins—the group that includes modern humans, our immediate ancestors, and other extinct relatives. Today, our closest living relatives are chimpanzees, but extinct hominins are even closer. Where and when …
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