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How Information Theory Unifies Quantum Mechanics

A new framework ties together wave-particle duality and quantum uncertainty with bits.<p>Two parallel mysteries of quantum mechanics, so-called wave-particle duality and the Heisenberg uncertainty principle, are in reality one and the same. This is according to a new framework developed by physicists …

Quantum Mechanics

In The Deep Ocean, Ghostfish Breaks Records

NPR's Rachel Martin takes a moment to talk about a new fish discovered in one of the deepest places on Earth.<p>Transcript<p>RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:<p>Something is haunting the furthest depths of the ocean. And this isn't some Hollywood blockbuster we're describing. Researchers say they've discovered a ghostly …

First direct evidence that a mysterious phase of matter competes with high-temperature superconductivity

(Phys.org)—Scientists have found the first direct evidence that a mysterious phase of matter known as the "pseudogap" competes with high-temperature …

Solar Power Can Provide Hot Meals for the Masses

<b>In every one of my restaurants, each day begins with the same routine. Chefs receive their orders, line cooks start prepping their ingredients, and the front of the house starts polishing the silverware and setting the tables. Along with all of that, someone goes into the kitchen and lights the</b> …

Did Humans Or Neanderthals Make These Cave Paintings?

Routine genetic testing rolled out in cancer fight

Testing cancer patients' genetic code to understand the genetic mutations that cause the illness to become routine part of NHS care, it is hoped<p>Plans for widespread DNA testing for genetic mutations will see tens of thousands of patients diagnosed and treated faster for conditions like …

Genetics

Revolutionary lens restores complete vision to ageing eyes

New implant improves vision for older people struggling with cataracts, astigmatism, or long and short-sightedness.<p>For many people getting older brings a catalogue of vision problems which make everyday tasks like reading and driving a major challenge.<p>But a new lens implant which mimics the working …

Losing your smartphone: the five stages of grief

Given how indispensable a modern smartphone can be for someone who spends a great deal of time online, could losing or breaking one produce a psychological reaction that is essentially a form of grief?<p>In the past, I’ve often scoffed at people who seem to live entirely through their smartphone. I …

World's Best Hikes: Epic Trails

A truly great trail winds into the essence of a place, so when assembling this list of the world’s great hikes we kept an eye on more than the footpath. We looked for walks that travel deeper into a location’s history and culture. Sure, there’s outdoor adventure on each of these 20 hikes, but the …

The 12 most important moments in science in 2014

Virgin Galactic’s Spaceship Two crashed – and then, 300m miles away, Philae landed on a comet. From the distant origins of humans to our future on the planet, 12 leading scientists pick their key moments and stories of the year<p>1 The West Antarctic ice sheet enters irreversible decline<p><b>13 January</b><p>In …