mysteries

Unlocking one of the deepest cosmological mysteries: how the universe got its magnetic field

Visualization of filamentary seed magnetic fields emerging from large-scale motions of unmagnetized plasma in a first-principles numerical simulation. Credit: rendered with kind permission of the researchers By studying the dynamics of[{” attribute=””>plasma turbulence, MIT researchers are helping to solve one of the mysteries of the origins of cosmological magnetic fields. One of the most profound …

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What is reality, really? Brian Cox’s ‘Horizons’ tour probes the mysteries of the universe

Brian Cox would like you to consider the very nature of the space-time continuum and our place within it. It might seem like a big lift, so the world-renowned physicist is here to guide you. Cox is currently touring the United States, giving audiences a dazzling spectacle filled not only with stunning in-universe images and …

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Hot-blooded or cold-blooded? Chemical clues solve one of paleontology’s oldest mysteries

Schematic drawing of a subset of animals studied in the research. Metabolic rates and resulting thermophysiological strategies are color coded, orange hues characterize high metabolic rates coinciding with warm blood, and blue hues characterize low metabolic rates coinciding with cold blood. From left to right: Plesiosaurus, Stegosaurus, Diplodocus, Allosaurus, Calypte (modern hummingbird). Credit: © J. …

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