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Strange Science: The Grandfather Paradox Resolved

The Grandfather Paradox tells us that time travel won’t work because if you went back in time and killed your own grandfather, you’d never be born, hence you could never travel through time. But mathematicians suggest that time travel might … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Time Travel in the Movies

Movies make everything look glamorous, and that includes science and time travel. There are varying degrees of accuracy in movie science and, as it turns out, movie time travel! This article talks about time travel in general, but with a … Continue reading

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Strange Science: The How-Tos of 3D Printing

We recently learned that the Dred Scott Heritage Foundation had commissioned 3D printed replica statues of the famous Dred Scott statue in St. Louis (where co-editor Dawn is from). Part of the process of replicating this statue apparently involved an MSJ-adjacent, … Continue reading

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Strange Science: A New State of Matter?

Physicists working in the field of quantum computing believe they have discovered a new state of matter that has great significance for quantum computing. This new state of matter is called “topological superconductivity,” which is not as easy to remember … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Soft Robotics and Implanted Medical Devices

Scientists at MIT have developed a soft robotics device known as a dynamic soft reservoir (DSR) to help human bodies manage their response to implanted medical devices. Currently, when a human receives an implanted medical device, there’s a strong possibility … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Volcanoes and Phyloplankton

The recent eruption of the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii had a devastating impact on the island. However, it appears that the lava that reached the Pacific Ocean may have created conditions ideal for a phyloplankton boom in the ocean. The … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Gel on the Dark Side of the Moon?

News came out recently that the Chinese lunar probe had located a mysterious shiny gel on the dark side of the moon. But as other scientists looked into this claim, it seems that it may have been a translation error. … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Using Nail Art to Talk about Science

One young scientist is using her love of nail art as a way to bring science to other young women and folks who are interested in nail art. Luisa Torres’ interest in nail art started separate from her interest in … Continue reading

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Strange Science: UV Rays for Sterilizing Transplants

Researchers in Brazil are using ultraviolet rays to help eliminate or reduce viruses and bacteria in donated organs before those organs are transplanted into recipients. When organs are prepared for a typical transplant, the donor’s blood is removed from the … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Connections between Music and Science

There are many connections between music and science, and the Kennedy Center’s ArtsEdge website has loads of articles on these connections, including things like sound waves and acoustics, why the holes on violins are shaped the way they are, and … Continue reading

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