Physicists scramble to understand the extreme crystals hiding inside giant, alien planets

Deep in the heart of alien worlds, crystals form under pressures up to 40 million times more intense than the atmospheric pressure on Earth, and as much as 10 times more intense than the pressure in our planet’s core.

In Defense of the Ternary Statement

Some months ago I was on Hacker News (as one does) and I ran across a (now deleted) article about not using if statements. If you’re new to this idea (like I was), you’re in a for a real treat. Just search for “if statements” on Hacker News. You’ll get articles proposing that you might not need them, articles that refer to them as a code smell and even the quintessential “considered harmful.” Listen, you know a programming … Read article

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