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Harnessing the weirdness of the quantum world is difficult — fragile quantum properties quickly degrade under typical conditions. But such fragility could help migrating birds find their way. Some scientists believe birds navigate with sensitive quantum-mechanical...

source: ScienceNews

While astrophysicists celebrate the second detection of ripples in spacetime, they are also looking ahead to figuring out what led to these cosmic quakes. Black holes colliding in remote galaxies sent the gravitational waves our way. But how these duos ended up in an ill-fated...

source: ScienceNews

Birds do it. Bees do it. But the human subject, standing here in a hoodie—can he do it? Joe Kirschvink is determined to find out. For decades, he has shown how critters across the animal kingdom navigate using magnetoreception,...

source: Science Magazine

On the surface of the Earth we live within a range of pressures and temperatures that sample a mere sliver of what the universe can dish up. Otherwise familiar compounds can behave very differently in some of the environments deep inside the planet, or in the environments...

source: Scientific American

A consortium of European physicists building a vast neutrino detector on the floor of the Mediterranean Sea has unveiled the science it will carry out. The Cubic Kilometre Neutrino Telescope (KM3NeT) will use strings of radiation detectors arranged in a 3-D network to measure...

source: PhysicsWorld

For the first time, cosmologists have used the full power of Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity to perform detailed calculations of the Universe’s evolution. The two groups’ techniques—which break with nearly...

source: Scientific American


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