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Massive underground instrument finds final secret of our sun’s fusion .
The Borexino detector, a hyper-sensitive instrument deep underground in Italy, has finally succeeded at the nearly impossible task of detecting CNO (carbon-nitrogen-oxygen) neutrinos from our sun’s core. These little-known particles reveal the last missing detail of the fusion cycle powering our sun and other stars, and could answer still-outstanding questions of the sun's composition.
COVID-19 shutdowns disproportionately affected low-income Black households .
A new study reveals racial disparities in struggles of low-income households during COVID-19 shutdowns.
Basketball on the brain: Neuroscientists use sports to study surprise .
Neuroscientists tracked the brains and pupils of self-described basketball fans as they watched March Madness games to study how people process surprise, an unexpected change of circumstances that shifts an anticipated outcome.
Social bacteria build shelters using the physics of fingerprint patterns>
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