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Quantum shift shows itself in coupled light and matter

"Light and matter should not resonate with each other when they are rotating in opposite directions," Kono said. "However, in our case, we proved …

Quantum Mechanics

Some Cancers In Humans Might Be The Result Of Evolutionary 'Accidents'

The reason why humans get some forms of cancer – while other animals don’t – could simply be down to an evolutionary accident. This is one theory …

Biology

Dealers Beware: Police Trace Drug Dealer From Single WhatsApp Photo Of His Hand

Police have secured the conviction of a drug dealer after identifying him and linking him to his crime using a partial photograph of his hand.<p>The …

Crime

Breakthrough on cancer as treatment stops disease coming back

Cancer patients should be given thorough immunotherapy before undergoing surgery to remove dangerous tumours, a new trial suggests.<p>A study on lung …

Cancer

Neanderthals thought like we do

<i>As early as 64,000 years ago Iberian Neanderthals created cave paintings</i>At least 70,000 years ago Homo sapiens used perforated marine shells and …

Anthropology

Muscle Mass May Reduce Risk of Death and Explain the Obesity Paradox

Nearly twenty years ago, researchers began noticing a curious paradox in health-focused studies: despite common wisdom that being overweight or obese …

Holistic Medicine

Japan just found a 'semi-infinite' deposit of rare-earth minerals — and it could be a 'game-changer' in competition with China

Researchers have found a deposit of rare-earth minerals off the coast of Japan that could supply the world for centuries, according to a new study.<p>The study, published in the journal Nature on Tuesday, says the deposit contains 16 million tons of the valuable metals.<p>Rare-earth minerals are used in …

Rare Earth

Smallest-ever star discovered by astronomers

A star about the size of Saturn – the smallest ever measured – has been identified by astronomers.The post Smallest-ever star discovered by …

University of Cambridge

What is relativity? Einstein's mind-bending theory explained

How our ideas about space and time changed forever.<p>When the theory of relativity appeared in the early 1900s, it upended centuries of science and gave physicists a new understanding of space and time. Isaac Newton saw space and time as fixed, but in the new picture provided by special relativity …

Physics

If You Thought Quantum Mechanics Was Weird, Wait Till You Hear About Entangled Time

In the summer of 1935, the physicists Albert Einstein and Erwin Schrödinger engaged in a rich, multifaceted and sometimes fretful correspondence …

Quantum Mechanics

Breakthrough: Researchers fix Alzheimer's gene

Groundbreaking research shows, for the first time, how the most well-known genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's disease causes signs in human brain …

Neuroscience

Boffins pull off quantum leap in true random number generation

Well, we been having some difficulty. Ziggy, he's, uh, spitting out some wild valuesA team of physicists claim to have developed a guaranteed random …

Quantum Mechanics

Jupiter’s powerful auroras present an even more powerful mystery

Scientists working on NASA’s Juno mission have observed massive amounts of energy swirling over Jupiter’s polar regions that contribute to the giant …

Astronomy

Alzheimer’s Disease Damage Completely Erased in Human Cells by Changing Structure of One Protein

<i>Updated |</i>Scientists in California successfully changed a protein associated with Alzheimer’s disease into a more harmless form, allowing them to …

Study Suggests One Simple Factor Explains Why Water Is So Utterly Bizarre

A new study, led by the Universities of Bristol and Tokyo, has concluded that a single, simple factor makes water “so anomalous and special,” and in …

Research

Scientists have an intriguing new theory about our eyebrows and foreheads

Why are eyebrows so expressive? There may be an answer in evolution.<p>If you were to run into our ancient ancestor Homo heidelbergensison the street, the first thing you might notice is their small forehead and heavy brow.<p>You and I have lofty domed foreheads. But our great-great-great-etc. …

Anthropology

Under a millimeter wide and powered by light, these tiny cameras could hide almost anywhere

As if there weren’t already cameras enough in this world, researchers created a new type that is both microscopic and self-powered, making it possible to embed just about anywhere and have it work perpetually. It’s undoubtedly cool technology, but it’s probably also going to cause a spike in …

University of Michigan

Scientists solve a magnesium mystery in rechargeable battery performance

Rechargeable batteries based on magnesium, rather than lithium, have the potential to extend electric vehicle range by packing more energy into …

Chemistry

The Most Precise Measurement of Antimatter Yet Deepens the Mystery of Why We Exist

Scientists have made the most precise measurement of antimatter yet, and the results only deepen the mystery of why life, the universe, and …

Physics

Do Quantum Machines Roam the Universe?

I have a confession of the likes that really only a scientist can make: Until recently I had a poor grasp of the principles of quantum computing. I …

Quantum Computing

How quantum mechanics defies our sense of logic

<i>Margaret Wertheim is a science writer and author of “The Pearly Gates of Cyberspace: A History of Space from Dante to the Internet,” and “Physics on the Fringe.”</i><p>‘I think I can safely say that nobody understands quantum mechanics,” wrote Richard Feynman in 1965, the year he was awarded the Nobel …

Quantum Mechanics

Scientists Discover a Tiny Stomach Hidden Inside Lung Tumours, Because Cancer Is Changing

"Cancer cells will do whatever it takes to survive."<p>Researchers recently spotted a miniature stomach, duodenum, and small intestine hidden among the …

Cancer

On the Frontiers of Physics, Math and Philosophy

Interview by Richard Marshall.Benjamin H Feintzeig focuses on the conceptual and mathematical foundations of physics, and the broader impacts of …

Quantum Mechanics

Approaching ‘grand solar minimum’ could cause global cooling

There’s a lot of evidence mounting that solar cycle 25 will usher in a new grand solar minimum. Since about October 2005, when the sun’s magnetic …

Climate Change

Tracing sickle cell back to one child, 7,300 years ago

<b>New research suggests that the history of sickle-cell disease goes back to a mutation in just one person, a development researchers hope will make treatment less complicated for the many people who suffer from this painful illness. So how have they traced it and why does it matter?</b><p>The story of …

Genetic Engineering

Tattoos Last Forever Because Your Immune Cells Are Hungry for Dead Skin

You can thank your immune system for many things — such as preventing your body from turning into an alien fungus or permitting you to live outside …

For all their risks, opioids had no pain-relieving advantage in a yearlong clinical trial

For years, doctors turned to opioid painkillers as a first-line treatment for chronic back pain and aches in the joints. Even as the dangers of addiction and overdoses became more clear, the drugs' pain-relieving benefits were still thought to justify their risks.<p>Now researchers have hard data that …

This Is The First Detailed Footage of DNA Replication, And It Wasn't What We Expected

"It undermines a great deal of what's in the textbooks."<p>Here's proof of how far we've come in science - in June 2017, researchers recorded up-close …

Elusive Higgs-Like State Created in Exotic Materials

If you want to understand the personality of a material, study its electrons. Table salt forms cubic crystals because its atoms share electrons in …

Tech is turning millennials into a generation of hunchbacks

For years, Charles Youn, 29, suffered from upper-back pain and neck soreness that made him hunch his shoulders and caused him to wake up numerous …