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    Puzzling Quantum Scenario Appears Not to Conserve Energy | Quanta Magazine

    By resolving a paradox about light in a box, researchers hope to clarify the concept of...

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    Black Hole Image Reveals Sagittarius A* | Quanta Magazine

    In 2019, the Event Horizon Telescope released a historic image of a supermassive black hole in...

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    ‘Machine Scientists’ Distill the Laws of Physics From Raw Data

    Researchers say we’re on the cusp of “GoPro physics,” where a camera can point at an...

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    Where Do Space, Time and Gravity Come From? | Quanta Magazine

    Einstein’s description of curved space-time doesn’t easily mesh with a universe made up of quantum wavefunctions....

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    Physicists Show How Quantum Uncertainty Sharpens Measurements | Quanta Magazine

    Throwing out data seems to make measurements of distances and angles more precise. The reason why...

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    Secrets of the Moon’s Permanent Shadows Are Coming to Light | Quanta Magazine

    Robots are about to venture into the sunless depths of lunar craters to investigate ancient water...

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    Scientists Unravel How the Tonga Volcano Caused Worldwide Tsunamis | Quanta Magazine

    The Tonga eruption in January was “basically like Krakatoa 2.” This time, geophysicists could explain the...

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    Beyond the Second Law of Thermodynamics | Quanta Magazine

    Thanks to the power of fluctuation relations, physicists are taking the second law of thermodynamics to...

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    Massive Black Holes Shown to Act Like Quantum Particles | Quanta Magazine

    Physicists are using quantum math to understand what happens when black holes collide. In a surprise,...

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    A New Tool for Finding Dark Matter Digs Up Nothing | Quanta Magazine

    Physicists are devising clever new ways to exploit the extreme sensitivity of gravitational wave detectors like...

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    Deep Curiosity Inspires The Joy of Why Podcast | Quanta Magazine

    The noted mathematician and author Steven Strogatz explains how the conversations with experts in his new...

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    Icy Antimatter Experiment Surprises Physicists | Quanta Magazine

    An experiment conducted on hybrid matter-antimatter atoms has defied researchers’ expectations. The post An Antimatter Experiment...

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    Tiny Galaxies Reveal Secrets of Supermassive Black Holes | Quanta Magazine

    Dwarf galaxies weren’t supposed to have big black holes. Their surprise discovery has revealed clues about...

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    Four Years On, New Experiment Sees No Sign of ‘Cosmic Dawn’ | Quanta Magazine

    When astronomers tried to confirm a signal from the birth of the first stars after the...

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    In Search of Cracks in Albert Einstein’s Theory of Gravity | Quanta Magazine

    Celia Escamilla-Rivera is combining large data sets with supercomputers to test general relativity against its little-known...

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    The Mysterious Forces Inside the Nucleus Grow a Little Less Strange | Quanta Magazine

    The strong force holds protons and neutrons together, but the theory behind it is largely inscrutable....

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    Quantum Complexity Tamed by Machine Learning | Quanta Magazine

    If only scientists understood exactly how electrons act in molecules, they’d be able to predict the...

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    Machine Learning Gets a Quantum Speedup | Quanta Magazine

    Two teams have shown how quantum approaches can solve problems faster than classical computers, bringing physics...

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    A Solution to the Faint-Sun Paradox Reveals a Narrow Window for Life | Quanta Magazine

    Back when the sun was 30% dimmer, Earth should have frozen solid. Yet water flowed and...

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    How the Physics of Resonance Shapes Reality | Quanta Magazine

    The same phenomenon by which an opera singer can shatter a wineglass also underlies the very...