Discoveries
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Nobel Prize honors black hole discoveries

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 10/06/20, 05:09 pm

A Briton, a German, and an American are sharing physics’ highest honor for their research into “one of the most exotic objects in the universe,” the Nobel Foundation announced on Tuesday. Roger Penrose, Reinhard Genzel, and Andrea Ghez won the Nobel Prize in physics for their groundbreaking discoveries about black holes.

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Telescope snaps unique solar system photo

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 7/22/20, 03:29 pm

Scientists captured the first direct image of two planets orbiting a star similar to our sun. The Very Large Telescope in the Atacama Desert in Chile took the picture, which was released Wednesday.

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Illustration by Jeffrey J. Smith

Are we decadent?

Q&A | The West is highly prosperous—and a sense of futility pervades it all
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 5/07/20, 04:55 pm

Ross Douthat, 40, has for 11 years been a rarity: a conservative and pro-life New York Times columnist. On Feb. 14, before the coronavirus became a major preoccupation, I asked him about ideas in his new book, The Decadent SocietyHere are some edited and tightened excerpts.

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