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How Lucky Was Hubble To Find The Most Distant Galaxy Ever?

If you take the world’s most powerful space telescope, point it into the cosmic abyss for days, and collect all the light possible, you’ll see something fantastic.<p>But you won’t see the Universe’s most distant galaxy.<p>The most distant galaxy ever discovered comes from when the Universe was only …

Universe

Dinosaurs Had Wings Long Before They Could Fly

"The first wings may have been advertising billboards."<p>Stephen Brusatte, a paleontologist with the University of Edinburgh, thinks it’s time to …

The Mind-Bending Mathematics Behind Quantum Computers

And if you've had your coffee, maybe you can even understand half of it.<p>Quantum computing is a lot to wrap your mind around. To put things very simply (as Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau did recently, with surprising eloquence) regular computers are made up of bits—ones and zeros—which are …

Geologists Spy an Eighth Continent: Zealandia

Beneath the waves in the southwest Pacific Ocean lies a mostly hidden realm—dubbed Zealandia—that deserves to be called a continent, geologists …

Frogs Can Deliver a Real Tongue Lashing

A team of researchers set out to understand why frog tongues are so sticky<p>Anyone who’s tried to use a piece of tape that’s gotten wet or dirty knows …

Zoology

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As we enter the quantum era: Perimeter lecture

The last time the Perimeter Institute and quantum technology appeared on this blog was when Justin Trudeau visited, and gave a much-discussed potted explanation of quantum computing. This evening Michele Mosca will give a lecture on how we have moved from understanding quantum physics to using it …

Physics