Wonder on the Web

Issue 41: Links to amazing stuff.

Pluto’s (Possible) Ice Volcano

It’s amazing to think that just a little over 100 years since the Wright brothers took to the skies in a spruce biplane, we’ve got spacecraft capable of charting the topography of Pluto. As of last July, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft had picked up evidence of two possible cryovolcanoes—volcanoes that that spew ice instead of lava. One of these sites, informally dubbed “Wright Mons” ...

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Issue 41 / February 4, 2016
  1. Editor’s Note

    Issue 41: Crow funerals, the strangeness of light, wonder at the Renwick, and asking God rightly. /

  2. Funeral for a Feathered Friend

    Researchers are discovering why crows gather when one of them dies. Are they mourning or just learning? /

  3. How Light Changed the Rules of Opposites

    North couldn’t be south. An odd number couldn’t be even. And a particle couldn’t be a wave. Then we saw the light. /

  4. Wonder in Washington

    The newly renovated Renwick Gallery reopens with massive, immersive installations. /

  5. You’re Praying Wrong

    Ask, and it will be given you, Jesus promised. Crave, and you’ll kill for it, James warned. /

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