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An artist’s impression of the binary system Swift J0243.6+6124. A binary system with a neutron star in a 27-day orbit and a more massive, rapidly-rotating donor star. The rapid rotation of the donor star throws off a disk of material around the stellar equator. As the neutron star passes through the disk during its orbit, it picks up some of this outflowing gas, which then spirals in toward the neutron star in an accretion disk. (Image: ICRAR / University of Amsterdam)

Neutron Star Jets Shoot Down Theory

Astronomers have detected radio jets belonging to a neutron star with a strong magnetic field — something not predicted by current theory, according to a new study published in Nature. The team, led by researchers at the University of Amsterdam, observed…

The largest-ever analysis of couples' pronoun use affirms the relationship between 'we-talk' and interdependence. (Image: via   pixabay  /  CC0 1.0)

The Real Power of ‘We’

A healthy relationship starts with the word “we.” Past research by UC Riverside psychologist Megan Robbins has emphasized the power of first-person personal pronouns such as “we” and “us” in relationships. “We-talk” is an indicator of interdependence, meaning partners affect…

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Neutron Star Jets Shoot Down Theory

Astronomers have detected radio jets belonging to a neutron star with a strong magnetic field — something not predicted by current theory, according to a new study published in Nature. The…

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Humans Delayed the Onset of the Sahara Desert by 500 Years

The study by a team of geographers and archaeologists from UCL and King’s College London, published in Nature Communications, suggests that early pastoralists in North Africa combined detailed knowledge of the environment…

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The Real Power of ‘We’

A healthy relationship starts with the word “we.” Past research by UC Riverside psychologist Megan Robbins has emphasized the power of first-person personal pronouns such as “we” and “us” in…

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Ways to Improve Windfarm Productivity

You’ve probably seen them, perhaps on long road trips — wind turbines with enormous, hypnotic rolling blades, harnessing the clean power of wind for conversion into electric energy. What you may…

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Why Earth’s Oceanic Plates Suddenly Stop

Researchers at CU Boulder report that they may have solved a geophysical mystery, pinning down the likely cause of a phenomenon that resembles a wrench in the engine of the…