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Space breakthrough: Scientists teleport photon from Earth to orbit

For the first time, scientists have successfully teleported a photon from the ground to a satellite in orbit.<p>It’s been 20 years since quantum scientists successfully teleported a photon over 10 miles, proving that quantum entanglement — a process that Albert Einstein called “spooky action at a …

Quantum Mechanics

Women of Color Face a Staggering Amount of Harassment in Astronomy

The sciences are overwhelmingly hostile to women, and in astronomy, it’s doubly bad for women of color. New research published yesterday in T<i>he</i> …

Women of Color
Africa

Scientists say there’s such a thing as “ethical amnesia” and it’s probably happened to you

Most of us like to think that we have moral standards, and there may be a psychological reason why.<p>A study published (paywall) today (May 16) in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences indicates that when we act unethically, we’re more likely to remember these actions less clearly. …

Do germs trigger type 1 diabetes?

Germs could play a role in the development of type 1 diabetes by triggering the body's immune system to destroy the cells that produce insulin, new …

Type 1 Diabetes

"Unethical amnesia": subconscious deliberately suppresses memories of dishonesty

People are prone to repeat dishonest acts because the human subconscious deliberately suppresses memories of unethical behavior, scientists have found.<p>Fiddling expenses, cheating the taxman and even extramarital affairs are all less likely to be remembered than virtuous acts because of the …

There’s No Such Thing as Free Will

But we’re better off believing in it anyway.<p>For centuries, philosophers and theologians have almost unanimously held that civilization as we know it depends on a widespread belief in free will—and that losing this belief could be calamitous. Our codes of ethics, for example, assume that we can …

The Brain

The False Promise of DNA Testing

The forensic technique is becoming ever more common—and ever less reliable.<p>One evening in November of 2002, Carol Batie was sitting on her living-room couch in Houston, flipping through channels on the television, when she happened to catch a teaser for an upcoming news segment on KHOU 11, the …

At the Gates

Physicists discover a new form of light

Physicists from Trinity College Dublin's School of Physics and the CRANN Institute, Trinity College, have discovered a new form of light, which will …