Scientists capture the moments of nascent crystal formation and growth

Conversion of most materials into organized crystalline structure starts with the nucleation process. One everyday example that many people may be familiar with is the rapid crystalization of supercooled water after the nucleation of a seed crystal. This phenomenon has been perplexing both scientists and ordinary people alike. The nucleation process, in which the atoms…Continue Reading

Carbon Capture Is Not a Climate Savior

In December, the Vatican became one of the latest entities to unveil a plan to reach net-zero emissions by 2050, joining far less pious actors like BP, Shell, and President-elect Joe Biden. Net-zero plans have become all the rage as public concern about the climate crisis has grown. But approving coverage of these wide-ranging announcements…Continue Reading

60 Baby Yoda Memes That Capture The Mandalorian Character’s Pure Joy and Delight

We all know about Internet Boyfriends, a.k.a. when Twitter decides that like men like Oscar Isaac, Idris Elba, and Adam Driver are perfect and we would all be blessed to have them in our lives. But there’s also a more recent phenomenon, which we’re dubbing Internet Babies. Whether it’s Baby Groot or that obese cat,…Continue Reading

Screenshot: Nintendo / KotakuPokémon Sword and Shield’s latest DLC, The Crown Tundra, rains an army of legendary Pokémon on you. You stand a chance of encountering your first within minutes, and much of the main plot involves tracking down iconic legendary Pokémon from generations past. Longtime fans will be happy to hear that remixed versions…Continue Reading

Investigators in Switzerland are testing an application for smartphones that they hope will elucidate subtle signs of disease progression in multiple sclerosis (MS)—beyond what standard imaging and clinical biomarkers can tell them. At the Joint European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis–Americas Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ECTRIMS–ACTRIMS) 2020, this…Continue Reading