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There is a great race going on. Who will detect dark matter particles first: the experiments deep underground or the experimentalists at the Large Hadron Collider?

The good news is that, if either group wins the race, no one loses. We all win, by learning what the ultimate stuff of matter really is.

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Lawrence Krauss, A Universe From Nothing  (via whats-out-there)
"True friendship comes when silence between two people is comfortable."
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How ocean dust makes rain clouds
When storm clouds form over the ocean they’re drawing that moisture into the atmosphere to form clouds.  At that point it takes many water vapor molecules to freeze and bond with one another to fall from the sky, but how does this bonding process start?  
It begins with tiny particles of organic matter such as parts of cells of dead organisms that the water vapor can bond to (as ice). Scientists at UC San Diego now theorize that these particles get into the air from waves in the ocean crashing into one another.
However not all of these particles are organic.  For example, pollution particles can gather ice, but since they’re much smaller in size and reflective the ice tends to melt before it can get heavy enough to fall back to the ground. 
Read more about these particles here →

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How ocean dust makes rain clouds

When storm clouds form over the ocean they’re drawing that moisture into the atmosphere to form clouds.  At that point it takes many water vapor molecules to freeze and bond with one another to fall from the sky, but how does this bonding process start?  

It begins with tiny particles of organic matter such as parts of cells of dead organisms that the water vapor can bond to (as ice). Scientists at UC San Diego now theorize that these particles get into the air from waves in the ocean crashing into one another.

However not all of these particles are organic.  For example, pollution particles can gather ice, but since they’re much smaller in size and reflective the ice tends to melt before it can get heavy enough to fall back to the ground. 

Read more about these particles here →

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Europa hanging over the Great red spot
Credit: NASA

"And, indeed, I will ask on my own account here, an idle question: which is better - cheap happiness or exalted sufferings? Well, which is better?"
Fyodor Dostoevsky (via ig-narus)
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New York City

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New York City