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What Would "Free Will" Need To Work? At Least These 3 Steps...

1. How could free will work? Can we map some steps it would need?<p>2. Neither sense of “free,” as unconstrained or costless, applies. It’s always …

Physics
Physics

A 1975 Physics Paper Was Co-Authored by a Siamese Cat

It’s been proven that owning a cat has real scientific benefits, but it turns out, they’ve also been a benefit to science. Over 40 years ago, a …

Physicists observe spontaneous mechanical buckling in freestanding graphene

An international team of physicists, led by researchers at the University of Arkansas, has observed spontaneous mechanical buckling in freestanding …

Microscopy

Iron springs back to shape under pressure

A team of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) physicists has performed a series of calculations shedding light on an unexpected way that …

Magnetism

Taming the quantum spooks

Reconciling Einstein with quantum mechanics may require abandoning the notion that cause always precedes effect<i>By Huw Price & Ken Wharton</i>Read at Aeon

Quantum Mechanics

Bad Piggies Is the Best Science Game You Didn't Know Was About Science

It's been quite some time since I've looked at the physics of a video game. Perhaps it's because I haven't played too many games lately. But whatever …

Big step for quantum teleportation won’t bring us any closer to Star Trek. Here’s why

Two teams have set new distance records for quantum teleportation: using the weirdness of quantum mechanics to instantly transfer the condition or …