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warping space

EINSTEIN ENDURES  According to Einstein’s general theory of relativity, massive objects warp space (illustrated above), producing gravitational attraction. Scientists don’t understand how general relativity interfaces with quantum mechanics, but a pillar of general relativity, the equivalence principle, has withstood a new quantum test.

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PROTON PUZZLES  Hidden secrets of the humble particle could have physicists rethinking some standard notions about matter and the universe.

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QUANTUM TANGLES  Scientists have pushed quantum entanglement to new levels in two experiments. In one study, researchers linked up millions of atoms, and in another, intertwined hundreds of large groups consisting of billions of atoms.

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