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AskScience Panel of Scientists XIX

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Points : 246
Published : 3 months ago
Comments : 69

AskScience AMA Series: I'm Carlos Zarate Jr., and my research team at the National Institutes of Health Intramural Research Program works on new, fast-acting therapeutics for treatment-resistant depression, bipolar disorder, and suicidal thinking. AMA!

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Points : 60
Published : 3 days ago
Comments : 69

How do scientist decide on how to create flu vaccine for each year?

Author : kiraxkage
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Points : 4,495
Published : 13 hours ago
Comments : 281

Is it actually possible to create artificial gravity in a spacecraft through a spinning fuselage?

Author : dmo7000
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Points : 465
Published : 7 hours ago
Comments : 113

Why do we almost never hear the term "global warming" anymore, which seems to be replaced with "climate change"?

Author : iAmABoiledEgg
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Points : 216
Published : 7 hours ago
Comments : 97

Do shorter people have faster reaction speed and reflexes?

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Points : 1,284
Published : 17 hours ago
Comments : 112

Are there any acids that are solids?

Author : Hazmatfox
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Points : 17
Published : 2 hours ago
Comments : 7

Are there seasons in the deep ocean?

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Points : 12,280
Published : 1 day ago
Comments : 338

The new kilogram definition seems complex. Why not define it in terms of the mass of a proton?

Author : zerovoid0
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Points : 189
Published : 16 hours ago
Comments : 87

Music: Why can certain sounds influence our emotion to be anywhere from elated to depresssed? How does music (possibly) enhance intelligence and health? ... How come sound waves are so powerful?

Author : KungFuKenneth
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Points : 30
Published : 8 hours ago
Comments : 5

Rubbing alcohol is often use to sanitize skin (after an injury/before an injection), but I have never seen someone use it to clean their counters or other non-porous surfaces — is there a reason rubbing alcohol is not used on such surfaces but non-alcohol-based spray cleaners are?

Author : maux_zaikq
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Points : 1,932
Published : 1 day ago
Comments : 448

Can lenses have two focal points?

Author : ZeScratch
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Points : 9
Published : 3 hours ago
Comments : 13

What is currently humanity's best theory on what exactly The Great Attractor is?

Author : Misteeer
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Points : 20
Published : 9 hours ago
Comments : 4

Is the Darvaza gas crater (The Door to Hell) causing any major effects on the planet? Its been burning since 1971 and I never until recently even knew it existed. A natural gas field collapsed into an underground cavern located in Derweze, Turkmenistan.

Author : Redfield2
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Points : 84
Published : 18 hours ago
Comments : 11

Does the Mars Rover 'hunker down', turn off instruments, or otherwise prepare if storms are coming?

Author : britboy4321
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Points : 48
Published : 15 hours ago
Comments : 9

What kind of events/circumstances would it take to cause a world-wide winter/another Ice Age?

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Points : 10
Published : 7 hours ago
Comments : 6

If 1 eV equals roughly 12000 K, why are there semiconductors with a band-gap of, say, 2 eV that can achieve conductivity through thermal excitation?

Author : Lichewitz
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Points : 0
Published : 5 hours ago
Comments : 3

What happens after I drink a glass of water?

Author : ReadyStar
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Points : 16
Published : 10 hours ago
Comments : 4

When describing black holes in galaxies people generally say “almost all galaxies have black holes at their centers” why almost”? Are there galaxies without supermassive black holes in their centers, if so how do they form?

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Points : 101
Published : 20 hours ago
Comments : 21

Why was the Voyager record gold plated vs. using a harder metal?

Author : dr1zzzt
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Points : 10
Published : 10 hours ago
Comments : 6

Liquor is often used in movies and tv to clean wounds. Is this actually beneficial? Does it need to be a certain proof or abv? Can it be any liquor because it never appears to be gin or tequila but rather vodka or whiskey.

Author : gscan5
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Points : 8
Published : 8 hours ago
Comments : 6

Why do some smells stick to clothing (or textiles) for longer than others?

Author : masturdating
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Points : 6
Published : 7 hours ago
Comments : 1

How does it take for platelets to clot a cut?

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Points : 2
Published : 1 hour ago
Comments : 2

How did we know how dinosaurs sound like?

Author : tarayra
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Points : 0
Published : 1 hour ago
Comments : 7

So how do our bodies actually process sunlight into vitimin D?

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Points : 5
Published : 8 hours ago
Comments : 3

How do oceans interact with Tectonic plates and fault zones?

Author : meglomania
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Points : 6
Published : 9 hours ago
Comments : 1

What is impedance ?

Author : Anodization
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Points : 16
Published : 14 hours ago
Comments : 10

How do thermophiles keep their DNA intact?

Author : MobyDick95
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Points : 8
Published : 10 hours ago
Comments : 4

Under normal atmospheric conditions, can liquid water be heated above 212F or cooled below 32F and remain liquid?

Author : bballer5455
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Points : 3
Published : 8 hours ago
Comments : 8

Are there beneficial viruses in the same way there are beneficial bacteria, or are all viruses baddies?

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Points : 8
Published : 12 hours ago
Comments : 13

How does breathing air pollution from wild fires differ from breathing air pollution from industry/cars?

Author : Trev_Holland
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Points : 3
Published : 8 hours ago
Comments : 1

Climate scientists are saying that climate change is irreversible. If we continue on the path we are currently in, in which we keep using fossil fuels. How much longer do we expect the human race to last? Will we all die in a 100 years? 1000?

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Points : 262
Published : 1 day ago
Comments : 141

Stupid question, If there were metal buildings/electronics more than 13k+ years ago, would we be able to know about it?

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Points : 6,262
Published : 1 day ago
Comments : 1279

AskScience AMA Series: We are Julia Taylor Kennedy & Pooja Jain-Link from the Center for Talent Innovation and we just published "Wonder Women in STEM and the Companies that Champion Them" - we want to share solutions to improve gender equality in the STEM fields. Ask Us Anything!

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Points : 17
Published : 19 hours ago
Comments : 31

What is the effect of the kilogram change?

Author : mhines2000
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Points : 2
Published : 8 hours ago
Comments : 6

Are there any brain scans (MRI, EEG, etc) that can diagnose psychiatric disorders and identify potential treatment options?

Author : scarberia123
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Points : 9
Published : 17 hours ago
Comments : 16

If you can never add more actual horses to pull a cart faster than a horse can run, how does more horsepower indirectly transfer to a higher top speed in motored vehicles?

Author : ccricers
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Points : 2
Published : 8 hours ago
Comments : 9

Why does Sulfur accept more than 8 valence electrons? I understand how it can, but doesn't it make it less similar to a noble gas and so less stable?

Author : DaDerpyDude
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Points : 8
Published : 15 hours ago
Comments : 7

How does glasses for colorblind people work?

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Points : 2
Published : 11 hours ago
Comments : 2

Inside a black hole, time becomes space-like and space becomes time-like, the singularity becomes the inevitable future of the observer falling into the black hole. What does this exactly mean from the perspective of a falling observer?

Author : TOV-LOV
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Points : 4
Published : 13 hours ago
Comments : 2

How is a sneeze triggered/ what is the process that makes a sneeze happen?

Author : AddSomeFuego
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Points : 2
Published : 9 hours ago
Comments : 2

Why doesn't the heart experience DOMS like other muscles?

Author : DewB77
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Points : 2
Published : 10 hours ago
Comments : 3

What percent of my blood volume gets oxygenated with one breath?

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Points : 141
Published : 1 day ago
Comments : 21

Photon noise comes from the fact that light emitters are random. Are any more or less random than others?

Author : Cike176
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Points : 0
Published : 7 hours ago
Comments : 3

what replaces lava that seeps to earths surface?

Author : bigmarksster
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Points : 2
Published : 13 hours ago
Comments : 5

Why are fungal infections not as commonly suspected as bacterial infections?

Author : Eminemster
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Points : 0
Published : 8 hours ago
Comments : 4

Will a Newton's Cradle last longer in a vacuum?

Author : beboola
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Points : 0
Published : 8 hours ago
Comments : 4

Ambidextrous: innate and/or acquired?

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Points : 1
Published : 8 hours ago
Comments : 6

Are there any extant species of animal that can trace their genetic lineage directly to India before it collided with Asia?

Author : wx_bombadil
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Points : 6
Published : 18 hours ago
Comments : 0

Where does the electricity in our bodies come from?

Author : iAmABoiledEgg
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Points : 2
Published : 12 hours ago
Comments : 2

Do global environmental models treat the total mass of water on Earth (in all states of matter) as a constant?

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Points : 0
Published : 8 hours ago
Comments : 0

How likely is it that there are minerals and metals that we’ve never seen or found on the moon?

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Points : 1
Published : 8 hours ago
Comments : 3

Which minerals compounds are present in food?

Author : misseduser
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Points : 1
Published : 8 hours ago
Comments : 4

If it was efficient to send our garbage to the sun, would there be any reprecautions of this activity?

Author : SHLIZAM
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Points : 1
Published : 8 hours ago
Comments : 9

Has the time nature of quantum entanglement been tested?

Author : pyalot
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Points : 6
Published : 18 hours ago
Comments : 15

Does a directional antenna (yagi-uda for example) produce a slight force of propulsion due to the momentum of the radio waves it emits?

Author : h30201
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Points : 1
Published : 9 hours ago
Comments : 9

Can we create artificial gravity on planetary bodies smaller than earth, but larger than asteroids by spining structures?

Author : Maggnz
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Points : 1
Published : 9 hours ago
Comments : 3

Why do humans shrink as they get older?

Author : sesamechikn
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Points : 3
Published : 17 hours ago
Comments : 9

Is sustainable muon catalysed fusion possible in the upper atmosphere where muons are produced due to cosmic waves hitting the upper atmosphere?

Author : TuftedCat
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Points : 10
Published : 22 hours ago
Comments : 1

How do we know if a physical event runs the same amount of time, like the definition of the second regarding cesium?

Author : newcommentman
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Points : 0
Published : 10 hours ago
Comments : 2

What determines how opaque or transparent a material is, on a molecular level?

Author : turkishjedi21
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Points : 5
Published : 19 hours ago
Comments : 5

Do our ears adjust to sound at the same time or individually?

Author : Deluxefordays
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Points : 3
Published : 17 hours ago
Comments : 3

An impact crater has been recently discovered in Greenland that may have been caused by a 1-mile-wide asteroid. If an analogous asteroid were discovered heading towards Earth, would we be able to pinpoint in advance an exact impact location? How much time in advance?

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Points : 9
Published : 22 hours ago
Comments : 10

What health risks does the current air quality pose for Californians?

Author : scarab456
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Points : 6
Published : 23 hours ago
Comments : 0

Why some materials, like diamonds, who are form in extremely high pressures don't recover its initial form when they are at 1 atmosphere of preassure?

Author : HronkChaos
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Points : 5
Published : 21 hours ago
Comments : 9

Do fatter people have more hair follicles?

Author : snaggleparty
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Points : 0
Published : 13 hours ago
Comments : 3

With current nuclear reactors' consumption, how much "fuel" do we have left?

Author : Voi69
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Points : 6
Published : 1 day ago
Comments : 6

Can someone help me find the spectra of the TRAPPIST-1 Exoplanets?

Author : CottonMajyk
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Points : 6
Published : 22 hours ago
Comments : 7

How do people exactly measure absurdly high temperatures, like 100 million? Or are they just estimating it?

Author : RevileAI
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Points : 12
Published : 1 day ago
Comments : 7

Is there a maximum amount of “information” that our ears can receive?

Author : Gastolino
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Points : 6
Published : 1 day ago
Comments : 5

If suppressors reduce the firing noise in guns, and make them go a little further, then why do armies not use them more often?

Author : NawarFox
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Points : 12
Published : 1 day ago
Comments : 34

Do we lose radio communication with Mars when it is behind the moon?

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Points : 7
Published : 1 day ago
Comments : 11

How fast would the ice age caused by the proposed impact of the Younger Dryas have commenced?

Author : HolyHolopov
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Points : 3
Published : 23 hours ago
Comments : 2

What kind of batteries did the Apollo astronauts have in their backpacks?

Author : deanoplex
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Points : 8
Published : 1 day ago
Comments : 6

How are quantum computers actually implemented?

Author : kubazz
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Points : 4,751
Published : 2 days ago
Comments : 447

Are there El Niño/La Niñas on other bodies of water, other than the Pacific Ocean?

Author : baracuda68
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Points : 5
Published : 1 day ago
Comments : 2

How does the new kilogram work?

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Points : 282
Published : 2 days ago
Comments : 65

If language, music, and talking are important for brain development (not just language development), do brains of deaf babies develop differently?

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Points : 12
Published : 1 day ago
Comments : 3

How can an experiment be designed to determine whether or not extinction of an native species was caused by invasive species or by habitat degradation?

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Points : 4
Published : 1 day ago
Comments : 2

When splitting water molecules by electrolysis, how would sperate the hydrogen and oxygen?

Author : jmonster24
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Points : 5
Published : 1 day ago
Comments : 9

Are there any cases that human blood is harmful to mosquitoes?

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Points : 1
Published : 19 hours ago
Comments : 2

I can't seem to grasp my head around the concept of rest mass how is it different from the mass we know?

Author : golDzeman
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Points : 6
Published : 1 day ago
Comments : 8

I saw citric acid being sold as an antacid in a pharmacy. How’s that work?

Author : AkumaBengoshi
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Points : 6
Published : 1 day ago
Comments : 3

Multiples births/ hatchings occur in animals when an egg divides or multiple eggs are released at the same time. Does the same thing occur in the plant kingdom?

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Points : 3
Published : 1 day ago
Comments : 2

How do animals determine whether a human is a threat or not?

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Points : 7
Published : 1 day ago
Comments : 3

Would a Pulmonary Lobectony Lower Blood Pressure?

Author : MiniFloopa
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Points : 3
Published : 1 day ago
Comments : 1

Are there more elements to be discovered on earth? Do we think we've discovered every element that exists on this planet,or will the periodic table continue to expand?

Author : QuickKev
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Points : 1
Published : 22 hours ago
Comments : 6

How does sand erosion work on a microscopic level?

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Points : 4
Published : 1 day ago
Comments : 0

Are animal allergies highly correlated with each other?

Author : N_Z_Q_R_C
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Points : 1
Published : 1 day ago
Comments : 0

How does a hot surface injure skin?

Author : Howyadoing129
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Points : 2
Published : 1 day ago
Comments : 5

Are animals that exhibit mimicry aware of what they are doing?

Author : RayzTheRoof
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Points : 3
Published : 1 day ago
Comments : 0

How deep does dirt go?

Author : Lorde_Farquad
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Points : 217
Published : 2 days ago
Comments : 56

How does the concept of white noise actually work?

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Points : 2
Published : 1 day ago
Comments : 2

How long, without a nuclear detonation, until we can make Low Background Steel again with normal atmospheric gasses?

Author : aim_at_me
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Points : 11
Published : 1 day ago
Comments : 6

Why are glass and ceramic so used in chemistry? What makes them so non-reactive?

Author : iKeyvier
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Points : 8
Published : 1 day ago
Comments : 2

What effects does the Gulf stream have on Europe's climate?

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Points : 3
Published : 1 day ago
Comments : 3

How does estrogen cream remove urethral caruncles, and without affecting surrounding tissue?

Author : nyrene
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Points : 1
Published : 1 day ago
Comments : 0

What does "Angry Backfiring" mean, as in, "Angry Backfiring C Syndrome?" Is that a commonly used term, or did the namer of Angry Backfiring C Syndrome just like the idea of the initialism "ABC?"

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Points : 1
Published : 1 day ago
Comments : 0

Where do meteorites gain their velocity?

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Points : 35
Published : 2 days ago
Comments : 8

Do white holes exist? If they do, why haven’t we found them yet?

Author : iKeyvier
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Points : 0
Published : 1 day ago
Comments : 5

How do scientists determine the age of amber?

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Points : 0
Published : 1 day ago
Comments : 4

Why is there a time-energy uncertainty relation when time is not an operator in Quantum Mechanics?

Author : lAPPYc
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Points : 1,848
Published : 3 days ago
Comments : 82