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Cosmic rays illuminate the electric fields that cause lightning

"Throwaway data" from radio telescopes help physicists peer into clouds

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Search of 100,000 galaxies fails to find waste heat of advanced civilizations

Cyclotron radiation from a single electron is measured for the first time

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