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    High-Temperature Superconductivity Understood at Last | Quanta Magazine

    A new atomic-scale experiment all but settles the origin of the strong form of superconductivity seen...

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    Chaos Researchers Can Now Predict Perilous Points of No Return

    A custom-built machine learning algorithm can predict when a complex system is about to switch to...

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    Black Hole’s Ring of Light Could Encrypt Its Inner Secrets | Quanta Magazine

    Physicists have discovered that the ring of photons orbiting a black hole exhibits a special kind...

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    Webb Space Telescope Snaps Its First Photo of an Exoplanet | Quanta Magazine

    The grainy image of a “super-Jupiter” is a sign of what’s to come as the telescope’s...

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    What Drives Galaxies? The Milky Way’s Black Hole May Be the Key. | Quanta Magazine

    Supermassive black holes have come to the fore as engines of galactic evolution, but new observations...

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    What Is Quantum Field Theory and Why Is It Incomplete? | Quanta Magazine

    Quantum field theory may be the most successful scientific theory of all time, but there’s reason...

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    How the Physics of Nothing Underlies Everything | Quanta Magazine

    The key to understanding the origin and fate of the universe may be a more complete...

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    Black Holes Finally Proven Mathematically Stable

    The solutions to Einstein’s equations that describe a spinning black hole won’t blow up, even when...

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    Particle Physicists Puzzle Over a New Duality | Quanta Magazine

    A hidden link has been found between two seemingly unrelated particle collision outcomes. It’s the latest...

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    Two Weeks In, the Webb Space Telescope Is Reshaping Astronomy | Quanta Magazine

    In the days after the mega-telescope started delivering data, astronomers reported new discoveries about galaxies, stars,...

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    The Astrophysicist Who Sculpts Stars Before They Are Born | Quanta Magazine

    Nia Imara is working to understand the mysterious clouds of gas and dust that collapse into...

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    Mass and Angular Momentum, Left Ambiguous by Einstein, Get Defined

    Surprising as it may sound, 107 years after the introduction of general relativity, the meanings of...

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    Life Helps Make Almost Half of All Minerals | Quanta Magazine

    A new origins-based system for classifying minerals reveals the huge geochemical imprint that life has left...

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    Controversy Continues Over Whether Hot Water Freezes Faster Than Cold

    Decades after a Tanzanian teenager initiated study of the “Mpemba effect,” the effort to confirm or...

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    The Spooky Quantum Phenomenon You’ve Never Heard Of | Quanta Magazine

    Quantum computers may derive their power from the “magical” way that properties of particles change depending...

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    Wheel Made of ‘Odd Matter’ Spontaneously Rolls Uphill | Quanta Magazine

    Physicists have solved a key problem of robotic locomotion by revising the usual rules of interaction...

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    Astronomers Reimagine the Making of the Planets

    Observations of faraway planets have forced a near-total rewrite of the story of how our solar...

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    How to Make the Universe Think for Us | Quanta Magazine

    Physicists are building neural networks out of vibrations, voltages and lasers, arguing that the future of...