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A Major Mystery About Earth's Magnetic Field Has Just Been Solved

For the first time, physicists have observed a mysterious process called magnetic reconnection—wherein opposing magnetic field lines join up, …

How Joe Weber’s gravity ripples turned out to be all noise – Janna Levin

<i>This past February [2016], physicists working on the LIGO experiment reported the discovery of gravitational waves, spacetime ripples predicted by</i> …

The rise of Rydberg physics

<b>Taken from the April 2016 issue of Physics World</b><p>Quantum computers of the future could operate via the energy transitions of excited atoms, or even …

Physics

Diamonds may be quantum computing's new best friend

At the heart of quantum computing is the ability for so-called "qubits," or the atomic-scale building blocks of quantum computers, to inhabit more …

New Bizarre State of Matter Seems to Split Fundamental Particles

A bizarre new state of matter has been discovered — one in which electrons that usually are indivisible seem to break apart.<p>The new state of matter, …

Physics

A crisp intro to CRISPR, the gene-editing tool shaking up science

A world free from malaria, full of woolly mammoths<p>CRISPR may be that rarest thing in science: a genuine breakthrough.<p>The young DNA editing tool has dominated science headlines for months, as a mounting pile of studies highlight its potential to fight deadly diseases and customize organisms. It's …

Genetics

Live like a local in Seattle

To spend time living like a local in Seattle, it helps to first don a little camouflage and subtly assume the mannerisms of a typical Seattleite. Try slipping on a fleece-lined jacket, shrugging your shoulders at the drizzly rain, power-walking while balancing a 12oz low-fat latte, and developing – …

Barcelona