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Posts on science, its history and philosophy, and why these things matter. Named for the 16th century Polish astronomer who dislodged Earth from the centre of the universe.
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July 18, 2013

Sociologists have found a reason to think couples in long-distance relationships could be more intimate than those in geographically close ones. »

July 5, 2013

Tau Bootis A, a white-dwarf located 51 light-years away, has a 2-year stellar cycle as opposed to the Sun's 22-year counterpart. One possible reason is a giant planet orbiting it. »

July 3, 2013

An ongoing debate between Nobel Laureate Frank Wilczek and physicist Patrick Bruno involves the fate of the first perpetual motion machine that scientists are taking seriously in several centuries. »

June 28, 2013

At the boundary between the Solar System and the rest of the Galaxy, the Voyager 1 space probe has found a region of space that astronomers never knew existed. With more data, they’re still pretty clueless. »

June 19, 2013

Lithium-ion batteries are hot commodities. They are rechargeable and portable, making them inseparable from the booming electronic and electric vehicle industries. Different research groups are working on making them better, addressing the most perceptible hurdle: charge capacity. »

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