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thunder image

BOOM CLAP  Scientists captured the first acoustic image of thunder (right) emanating from an artificially triggered lightning strike (left). Warmer colors indicate louder measured sound waves.

Bath salts

DRUGS BY DESIGN Bath salts (above) are packaged as a product one might use in the tub. They’ve been linked to deaths.

core theory

Nobel laureate Frank Wilczek advocates viewing the standard model of particle physics as consisting of two “kingdoms,” one comprising the basic particles of matter and the other consisting of the particles that transmit nature’s fundamental forces. With the addition of Einstein’s general relativity, which describes gravity, Wilczek refers to this extended version of the standard model as the Core Theory of physics. 

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