Scientists like to have fun too. Why else would there be a fern named after Lady Gaga, a gene called sonic hedgehog, or a dinosaur appendage named after a Far Side cartoon? Sometimes, however, you've just got to name 'em like you see 'em. That's the case for so-called "nuclear pasta" — it looks like, well, pasta. It may have a silly moniker, but this stuff is no joke — and it could help us delve further into the mysteries of the universe.
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Written by Ashley Hamer October 4, 2018
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