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Expeditions

The Return to Nepal: In Search of Soot

Ulyana Horodyskyj drilling on the frozen surface of Spillway Lake, Ngozumpa glacier, Nepal. She is studying the thermal properties of the water, through temperature sensor buoys in the depths of the lake.

Editor’s Note: This is the first installment in a new series by Ulyana Horodyskyj, who chronicled an earlier expedition to Nepal in a series called, “Climbing Mount Everest,” which can be found by clicking here. Horodyskyj’s work focuses determining how airborne particles such as dust and soot that settle on massive glaciers alter how snow [...]

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Life, Unbounded

What do NYC Streets and Asteroids Have in Common?

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                    Fatigue, that’s what. As a particularly frigid winter recedes across the north and east of the United States (we’ve become accustomed to milder weather in past years), the abuse suffered by asphalt roads is becoming apparent. If you’ve taken any form of surface transport recently [...]

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Observations

Slow-Motion Mayhem Video Sets Flour Aflame [video]

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First, please enjoy this video of “Stupidity Captured at 2500 Frames per Second,” preferably in full-screen view at high resolution. Take special note of the “Flour + Candle” segment that starts around the 2:50 mark: If, like me, you were left wondering how and why ordinary cooking flour would ignite in a giant fireball, allow [...]

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