Quantum Physics

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    Quantum Physics

    Cosmic test confirms quantum weirdness

    Physicists used starlight to perform a cosmic Bell test.

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  2. Anthropology

    Readers ponder hominid hookups and more

    Neandertal evolution, quantum internet and more in reader feedback.

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  3. Steven Weinberg
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    Why quantum mechanics might need an overhaul

    Nobel laureate Steven Weinberg says current debates in quantum mechanics need a new approach to comprehend reality.

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    ‘Time crystal’ created in lab

    A chain of ions creates a crystal that repeats in time instead of in space.

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    Taming photons, electrons paves way for quantum internet

    Scientists are gearing up to create supersecure global quantum networks.

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    Experiment confirms plan for quantum-coded messages

    A new way to send secret quantum messages uses shorter keys.

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    A new ‘Einstein’ equation suggests wormholes hold key to quantum gravity

    A new Einsteinian equation, ER=EPR, may be the clue physicists need to merge quantum mechanics with general relativity.

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  8. Earth

    General relativity has readers feeling upside down

    Readers respond to the June 25, 2016, issue of Science News with questions on Earth's age, moaning whales, plate tectonics and more.

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    Quantum fragility may help birds navigate

    Birds’ internal compasses may rely on the delicate nature of the quantum world.

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    Quantum weirdness survives space travel

    Quantum weirdness travels from Earth to space and back again.

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  11. Illustration of a cat with skeleton shadow
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    Schrödinger’s cat now dead and alive in two boxes at once

    The living-dead feline has been split in two, using a system of microwaves inside superconducting cavities.

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    Physicists smash particle imitators

    A new quasiparticle collider smashes together the faux-particles that appear in solid materials.

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