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Lights on the track are helping runners shatter world records

Advancements in shoe technology have garnered headlines and stirred controversy recently for the way they boost performance. But three vaunted world records have fallen in recent weeks thanks in part…

Meteorite Lights up Sky Above Mexico As Hurricane Delta Hits and Earthquakes Strike Country

A fireball was spotted in the night sky above north-eastern Mexico on Tuesday, as Hurricane Delta made landfall in the Yucatán Peninsula and several minor earthquakes struck the country. The…

Lights, camera, fashion: Chanel show goes ahead as Paris tightens lockdown

Bruno Pavlovsky is in a good mood. It is Monday evening, and the president of Chanel’s fashion division has just received confirmation from the French government that the house’s catwalk…

Quantum computing: Photon startup lights up the future of computers and cryptography

A fast-growing UK startup is quietly making strides in the promising field of quantum photonics. Cambridge-based company Nu Quantum is building devices that can emit and detect quantum particles of…

Northern Lights Possible Over U.S. This Week As Strong Geomagnetic Storms Predicted, Say Scientists

The Northern Lights from near Yellowknife, Northwest Territories Canada, in 2019. VWPics/Universal Images Group via Getty Images Have you ever seen the Northern Lights? If you live in northern U.S.…

‘The Smallest Lights in the Universe’ explores the possibilities of life on Earth and far beyond it

MIT astronomer Sara Seager has a quest: to find a second Earth. That scientific quest has developed and persisted against the backdrop of a personal life full of adventure, love…

New types of aurora are upending our understanding of polar lights

Scientists, amateur aurora-hunters, and a NASA intern have discovered fascinating new types of aurora in recent years. One new type of aurora revealed curls in Earth’s upper atmosphere, and another…

Book excerpt: ‘The Smallest Lights in the Universe’

Science, even science about the heavens, is done by people, astronomer Sara Seager reminds us throughout her new memoir, “The Smallest Lights in the Universe” (Crown, 2020). For Seager, a…

China green lights 4 sci-tech novelty IPOs

(MENAFN) China’s securities controller has accepted the listing for the initial public offerings (IPOs) of four corporations on the science and technology novelty plank. The China Securities Regulatory Commission stated…

Lights, Camera, No Action: Insurance Woes Beset Entertainment Industry Workers

This story also ran on LAist. This story can be republished for free (details). Before the coronavirus pandemic shut down the entertainment industry in March, Jeffrey Farber had a steady…