Daniel N. Baker

Mar. 01, 2013

A Natural Particle Accelerator, Far Above the Planet

Closer study of the Van Allen radiation belts above Earth is providing new questions for science.

van allen belts, radiation, space weather, accelerated electrons, solar wind

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Medical Oddities from the Bowels of the Mütter

\t"Disturbingly informative," is how museum director Robert Hicks describes Philadelphia's Mütter Museum--items of interest include a gangrenous hand, wax models of extinct diseases, deformed bones and body parts. Now imagine what's in the basement. Science Friday got a behind-the-scenes tour.

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