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My Love Affair With Relativity

I was introduced to the Einstein field equations three decades ago as a naïve undergraduate—and was smitten at once by their beauty and simplicity

STAFF November 25, 2015 — Mark Alpert

The Dawn of the Space Mining Age

New legislation and interest from a number of private ventures could lead to extraction of valuable minerals from asteroids—and sooner than you might think

STAFF November 24, 2015 — Richard Yonck

How to Grow a Jellyfish

Jellies are among the Monterey Bay Aquarium's most popular animals—but it takes work to keep the tanks filled

STAFF November 18, 2015 — Natalie Jacewicz

The Arctic Paradox Poses Questions about Sustainable Development

Call it a contradiction of glacial proportions—an Arctic paradox. The world pushes for stronger protective measures to curb climate change scientists say is accelerating the destruction of the Arctic—melting ice sheets, thawing frozen soil and threatening the iconic polar bear.  Call it plan A.

STAFF November 5, 2015 — Cristine Russell

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