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The 100 best nonfiction books of all time: the full list

After two years of careful reading, moving backwards through time, Robert McCrum has concluded his selection of the 100 greatest nonfiction books. Take a quick look at five centuries of great writing<p>Robert McCrum reflects on his 100 greatest nonfiction books list<br>• The 100 best novels written in …

Books

The 50 Most Anticipated Books of 2018

1 of 51<p>50 books we can’t wait to read in 2018<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 51<p>The Bomb Maker, by Thomas Perry<p>3 of 51<p>Gnomon, by Nick Harkaway<p>Advertisement<p>4 of …

20 Books That Deserved More Attention in 2017

With a hateful and erratic would-be tyrant consuming all the oxygen in the room, 2017 was a year in which we especially needed books, while books …

Books

Celebrating Mary Somerville: the queen of science

Self-taught Mary Fairfax Somerville astounded the academic world with her insights into astrophysics. Robyn Arianrhod reviews a remarkable life.

30 Must-Read Books

<i>The Great Gatsby,</i> by F. Scott Fitzgerald<p>“It’s hard to say what anyone should or shouldn’t read, let alone <i>everyone,</i> but <i>The Great Gatsby</i> is a book I …

Books

'Perfectly frustrated' metal provides possible path to superconductivity, other new quantum states

The U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory has discovered and described the existence of a unique disordered electron spin state in a metal that …

Focus: Quick Changes in Magnetic Materials

Author(s): Mark BuchananA class of magnetic materials can be reordered at the nanoscale more rapidly than the type usually found in magnetic hard …

20 books everyone should read in their 30s

These classic books are worth reading at any age, but the more life experience you have, the more fulfilling you'll find them.<p>From New York Times bestsellers to cult classics, to stories with motivating life lessons, here are 20 books that everyone should read in their 30s, in no particular order.

15 Life-Changing Fiction Books to Read When You Need an Escape

The only thing I enjoy as much as reading is coming up with a reading list in preparation for an epic (recreational) readathon. Seriously. So as any …

She never got the credit, but she’s the most important woman scientist of the 20th century

Einstein called Lise Meitner "our Marie Curie."<p>Lise Meitner was born in Austria in November 1878 in the heart of a Jewish family. She entered the …

Google Doodle marks 107th birthday of Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar: All you need to know about the astrophysicist

It was S. Chandrasekhar who pointed towards the existence of black holes, which are an interesting phenomenon present in our universe.<p>This Thursday …

The long road to the 2017 Nobel Prize in physics

The road to the 2017 Nobel Prize in physics, awarded for the discovery of gravitational waves produced by colliding pairs of black holes, was long …

Physics

New method can change the coherence of light

Researchers have developed and demonstrated a method for changing the spatial coherence of light.<p>In a paper, the researchers show that they can use …

Quantum Physics

Violation of the exponential decay law discovered in open quantum systems

(Phys.org)—Ever since the early days of quantum mechanics, the decay dynamics of unstable quantum systems has been thought to follow an exponential …

Revealing quantum statistics with a pair of distant atoms

An international team of researchers has proposed a new way to make atoms or ions indistinguishable by swapping their positions. These particles are …

Scientists witnessed the most spectacular event in the universe, and now we know where gold comes from

In a carefully orchestrated series of press conferences, papers, and journal studies that were sent out together today, scientists from around the …

Space

Topological Laser Cavities Could Revolutionize Optoelectronics

Photonic crystals and topological cavities are a new way to shape laser beams Photo: Kanté Group, UC San DiegoA new type of laser cavity that builds …

Nanotech

The most accurate clock ever made runs on quantum gas

A completely new kind of atomic clock could change the way we calculate time. Unlike an atomic clock, which uses independent atoms to measure one …

Quantum Physics

Searching for the best 3-D-printing materials

TU Wien is conducting research into high-precision 3-D printing technology. Now, a new method is enabling researchers to look for suitable materials …

Extra sulphur improves electronic structure of quantum dots

Quantum dots are nanometre-sized semiconductor particles with potential applications in solar cells and electronics. Scientists from the University …

Fourth gravitational wave is detected

A fourth gravitational wave has been detected — this time with help from Italy-based equipment — after two black holes collided, sending ripples …

Ultracold atoms point toward an intriguing magnetic behavior

This effect, called antiferromagnetism, happens at very low temperatures due to the quantum nature of the cold system. When the two types of spin …

UK invests £65m in Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment in US

DUNE is one of the better particle physics acronyms. The Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment involves a large, sensitive detector which will indeed be deep underground - in the Sanford Lab at the Homestake goldmine in South Dakota – and will study neutrinos produced from a high-intensity beam of …

Physics

Revolutionary guitar string rocks the guitar world

A revolutionary guitar string developed at the University of St Andrews has struck a chord with some of the greats of the music world.<p>The invention …

Scientists create world's first 'molecular robot' capable of building molecules

Scientists at The University of Manchester have created the world's first 'molecular robot' that is capable of performing basic tasks including …

metallicity

A team of researchers of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), in collaboration with a colleague from RIKEN (Institute for Physical and Chemical …

Light wave technology cloaks opaque materials

Rendering things invisible sounds like it belongs in the realm of Harry Potter, but it is technically possible. Researchers from TU Wien in Austria …

Harry Potter

Researchers find new way to manipulate magnetism

In a pioneering effort to control, measure and understand magnetism at the atomic level, researchers working at the National Institute of Standards …

Nicolaas Bloembergen, Who Shared Nobel for Advances With Laser Light, Dies at 97

Nicolaas Bloembergen, a Dutch-born American physicist who studied quantum mechanics by the light of an oil lamp while hiding from the Nazis in the Netherlands in World War II and later shared a Nobel Prize for his contributions to laser spectroscopy, died on Sept. 5 in Tucson, Ariz. He was 97.<p>His …

Glowing Crystal Has the Quantum Internet Within Reach

And the key element is already found in fluorescent lights and old TVs.<p>The quantum computer has the potential to revolutionize the 21st century, …

Quantum Physics