SCIENCE IN THE NEWS WEEKLY
Science at the Top of the News for May 21-25
An NPR story about an unusual sea creature caught on camera in the ocean off Great Britain was the most-viewed item last week by subscribers to Science in the News Daily. Other popular stories included the discovery of a mysterious sensory organ in a whale's chin and an examination by the L.A. Times on whether blazing a trail in solar energy has cost California too much. Subscribe for free daily updates.
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PODCASTS: From Balloons to Space Stations: Studying Cosmic Rays
Cosmic rays have mysterious qualities about them that scientists continue to research in order to better understand their origins and composition. Dr. Eun-Suk Seo, a professor of physics at the University of Maryland, and her colleagues, fly enormous balloons as large as a football stadium and a volume of 40-million-cubic feet for extended periods over Antarctica to study particles coming from cosmic rays before they break up in the atmosphere.
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