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Scientists Have a Crazy Hunch About Why the Sun is Spinning too Slowly

Physicists have long known that the Sun spins, like the Earth. But a few decades ago, they realised the surface of the Sun spins more slowly than their models predicted — not by a lot, but enough to signal that something they didn’t understand was going on. This kicked off a solar mystery and some scientists started to doubt their own understanding of the Sun’s behaviour. Read More >>

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A Fight Over a Sacred Mountaintop Could Shape The Future of Astronomy

For years, it seemed as if the future of the Thirty Metre Telescope was writ in the stars. The enormous, next-generation observatory would explore the birth of galaxies and seek signs of life on alien worlds from atop the dormant volcano of Mauna Kea, one of the best places on Earth to study the sky. Read More >>

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Lying Is the Wrong Way to Raise Awareness About Climate Change

Climate change scientist Peter Gleick has admitted on The Huffington Post that he lied about his identity to acquire information about a movement to deny climate change. Way to do more harm than good for your cause, jerk. Read More >>