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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-21 22:33    
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“If you told me the background model we were using is actual reality, I’d be running around screaming ‘dark matter’… https://t.co/ZElCn2J78N

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-21 21:41    
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How can a puzzling phenomena like randomness be applied to an every day challenge like making a lock harder to crac… https://t.co/PnJYFNtPT5

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-21 21:29    
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ICYMI: Researchers uncovered how the brain might be encoding our sense of time in memories and experiences. In doin… https://t.co/VYwhpE9znt

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-21 21:09    
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The wait is over! This is happening tonight: https://t.co/nAQDeDdcM4

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-21 20:36    
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If a new theory is right, the weird marine parasites called myxosporeans have a truly bizarre origin story: They st… https://t.co/TDxDARgQwg

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-21 20:25    
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ICYMI: If a new conjecture is correct, the cosmos must be profoundly different than previously supposed, or string… https://t.co/RPcSVbSUTw

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-21 19:21    
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The ancient Greeks wondered when “irrational” numbers can be approximated by fractions. By proving the longstanding… https://t.co/cHbZMrB9CW

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-21 18:17    
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ICYMI: It’s one thing to turn a cartwheel in an open field. It’s another to manage it in a tight space like a batht… https://t.co/kQkPyL1oZK

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-21 17:13    
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From the archives: Only a few genetic changes were enough to turn an ordinary stomach bug into the bacteria respons… https://t.co/rSXswnbTcL

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-21 16:42    
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Creating a visual representation of the world based on the scant information our brain receives from our eyes is li… https://t.co/mazh7D1l5n

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-21 16:09    
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ICYMI: Meenakshi Wadhwa, director of the Center for Meteorite Studies at Arizona State University, is piecing toget… https://t.co/YRsfxvezFv

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-21 15:05    
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From the archives: Complex natural systems defy analysis using a standard mathematical toolkit, so one ecologist is… https://t.co/cD5EYfR1FH

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-21 14:01    
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ICYMI: The Navier-Stokes equations describe simple, everyday phenomena, like water flowing from a garden hose, yet… https://t.co/8RNG3pa0be

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-21 01:45    
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Despite the abundance of marine viruses — and the key role they play in global processes — we know little about the… https://t.co/tdwAonmx93

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-21 00:41    
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ICYMI: Nature is filled with examples of complex behaviors that arise from seemingly simple elements. In our latest… https://t.co/6ZXm8dvyCg

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-20 23:37    
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ICYMI: A potential way to beat RSA encryption — our main technique for keeping data safe — has been proven all but… https://t.co/vZwNXbTJRF

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-20 22:33    
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The galactic center shines brighter than it should. Recent research has reopened the possibility that this anomalou… https://t.co/V5wavQNA3A

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-20 21:15    
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Tasmanian devils, dogs and some mollusks are all affected by transmissible tumors — cancer cells that move between… https://t.co/iz2iHya8dh

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-20 20:25    
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Geneticists can calculate “polygenic scores” for complex traits, and some are using the scores to predict those tra… https://t.co/06CrO4JOl1

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-20 18:17    
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ICYMI: Nearly a decade ago, a pair of scientists developed a mathematical framework to explain how the brain repres… https://t.co/i3TDrs0PEM

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-20 17:13    
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A new proof: Whether an irrational number can be approximated by rational fractions boils down to the outcome of a… https://t.co/glumStZ0Lp

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-20 16:12    
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The scientific process can resemble a jigsaw puzzle, says our puzzle columnist @PradeepMutalik. We take random piec… https://t.co/LM0gVv2vMU

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-20 16:09    
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ICYMI: For over a decade researchers have known that quantum methods could be vastly superior to classical forms of… https://t.co/0tBxlHZl5p

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-20 15:26    
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For at least 70 years, mathematicians have sought to discover just how many equiangular lines can exist simultaneou… https://t.co/rT1m8VSB2Q

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-20 15:05    
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You might best remember polynomials from math class, as abstract expressions for formally manipulating sums of vari… https://t.co/5HIpIgvJKE

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-20 14:01    
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ICYMI: By comparing normal mice and mutant ones with a greater need to sleep, researchers identified proteins (SNIP… https://t.co/Ku4DdBfM1P

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-20 01:45    
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“The beauty of this [theory] is that there are very few uncertainties in the way the black holes merge. It’s just g… https://t.co/MzMux1FK4s

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-20 00:41    
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ICYMI: Blood, or the equivalent of it, takes diverse forms throughout nature. The reasons why offer important lesso… https://t.co/zbHC18r92H

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-19 23:37    
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The Duffin-Schaeffer conjecture is an attempt to provide the most general possible framework for approximating irra… https://t.co/LnO8dzdHFQ

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-19 22:33    
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ICYMI: When the researcher killed the trees of the Pacific Southwest in her model, forests throughout the Midwest a… https://t.co/Dg9Um13vHu

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-19 21:29    
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Subtle biases in genome-wide association studies (GWAS) threaten to affect how we understand disease risk and other… https://t.co/7rYwJeBzSB

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-19 20:25    
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ICYMI: Rosaly Lopes studies some of the most extreme and dangerous places on Earth. Her goal: Understand volcanoes… https://t.co/BfXZ6A5TLC

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-19 19:21    
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“Getting this kind of data out into the community is hugely important to understanding the role of viruses in globa… https://t.co/J9wQr5Rf3y

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-19 18:50    
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Do you love talking about science as much as we do? If you're in the Portland, OR, area this Wednesday, pop by… https://t.co/4AlYo0Rbrt

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-19 18:17    
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ICYMI: Further study of LIGO’s data may yield new insights about black hole interiors, but researchers also run the… https://t.co/BkhXnh9wCx

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-19 17:13    
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The same properties that make quantum computers so powerful also make it hard for them to handle certain classical… https://t.co/TcRQxZsc4C

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-19 16:14    
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A three-step hypothesis describes how cancer cells could theoretically evolve into new species of animal life. Has… https://t.co/GzbxsVZyCL

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-19 16:09    
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ICYMI: Scientists are mining the structures of insect olfactory circuits for fresh inspiration on solving machine l… https://t.co/8vaciEXGFe

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-19 14:01    
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ICYMI: In the self-contained arithmetic worlds of finite fields, mathematicians took on the “sum product” problem a… https://t.co/WPJ6SOkMd1

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-19 00:41    
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ICYMI: If a new conjecture is correct, the cosmos must be profoundly different than previously supposed, or string… https://t.co/dAU7qd6uRa

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-19 00:30    
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The size of embryonic cells sometimes dictates how they will divide and what tissues they will ultimately become, a… https://t.co/877A3zcJSS

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-18 22:33    
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ICYMI: By tracking the light from far-off quasars and scouring maps of the Big Bang’s afterglow, researchers were a… https://t.co/BgvGSKLUbw

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-18 21:29    
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Researchers uncover statistical problems in earlier attempts to disentangle the effects of “nature” and “nurture” i… https://t.co/y4RPExBkQT

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-18 20:25    
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ICYMI: “In this ‘solidified’ state, a cell can survive starvation.” —Vasily Zaburdaev, biophysicist, Max Planck Ins… https://t.co/qQmZTqHjYR

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-18 19:21    
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Hemoglobin, the pigment that binds to oxygen in red cells, is the critical working ingredient of our blood. But it’… https://t.co/6yWaXiaOA2

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-18 18:17    
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ICYMI: Major forests can push “flying rivers” of water vapor into the air. Researchers are only beginning to grasp… https://t.co/6bdYWg28pv

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-18 17:13    
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The massive populations of marine viruses that reside in our oceans are 12-fold more diverse than previously believ… https://t.co/bE5rHo5mWG

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-18 16:09    
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ICYMI: The Planet Nine hypothesis predicts a new class of distant objects in the solar system. The first of those o… https://t.co/A6MXhbyLZ7

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-17 18:26    
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In molecular biologist Nathan Goehring’s simulations of cell division, cells lost the ability to divide unevenly be… https://t.co/WajdN1MIWk

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-16 21:29    
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ICYMI: The evolution of reversed genital structures in cave-dwelling insects from Brazil and Namibia has challenged… https://t.co/ZyWwGM0J17

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-16 19:21    
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From the archives: A study of spider colonies supports a controversial idea in evolution — that natural selection c… https://t.co/9Z8HwPTUad

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-16 17:13    
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Our latest podcast: When we see something unexpected, we do a double take. Machine learning systems don’t, which ex… https://t.co/NPkO5IBq5J

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-16 16:09    
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ICYMI: We spoke with Privamvada Natarajan about her journey into the field of astrophysics — from 15-year-old star… https://t.co/d85zwqm4TY

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-16 15:05    
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Now we know when numbers with endless strings of non-repeating decimals — like pi — can be approximated by fraction… https://t.co/CKcPVEeOEV

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-16 14:01    
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ICYMI: Having separate circuits in the brain for memory storage and recall may have given our ancestors lifesaving… https://t.co/7FW1DELWJQ

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-16 01:45    
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How many ways can you seat competing teams around a table so that no two teammates sit next to each other? Columnis… https://t.co/ybG0FEQLZk

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-16 00:41    
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ICYMI: Deep learning techniques revealed the existence of an ancestral human group that was unknown from fossils. B… https://t.co/TQLuipVKjV

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-15 23:37    
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For decades, a classical algorithm has been used to speed up the multiplication of large numbers. Before this new w… https://t.co/2OSwlgy8EC

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-15 22:33    
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ICYMI: “Somebody from the Netherlands is unavoidably linked with water,” says the astrochemist Ewine van Dishoeck,… https://t.co/AGeRJ4t1ZR

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-15 20:25    
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ICYMI: Neutron stars are simultaneously massive and small—conditions that could lead to strange types of matter.… https://t.co/fkZkiASlQy

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-15 19:21    
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If we can’t express irrational numbers exactly, how close can we get? It’s one of the oldest questions in the study… https://t.co/okmne0hS9o

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-15 18:35    
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What we know about black holes suggests they shouldn’t collide all that often, yet they do. What’s behind the discr… https://t.co/lsVllohtGa

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-15 18:17    
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ICYMI: Theoretical astrophysicist Privamvada Natarajan speaks with us about her prodigal rise to the top of her fie… https://t.co/xFPVIUNIjm

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-15 17:13    
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From the archives: A Ukrainian mathematician has solved the centuries-old sphere-packing problem in dimensions eigh… https://t.co/Xsv3nAIcMP

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-15 17:10    
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New from our podcast: As machines take on tasks like automated surveillance and automated driving, we’ll want their… https://t.co/KQHlz7OqHe

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-15 16:09    
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ICYMI: The new field of “causal modeling” was used to find a loophole in a famous experiment in quantum mechanics.… https://t.co/EBVGGiX9CS

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-15 15:05    
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Early in embryonic development, cells often switch from dividing asymmetrically to dividing symmetrically (into ide… https://t.co/2UV4a1Ku7I

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-15 14:01    
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ICYMI: For decades, mathematicians have clawed their way toward proving an old idea about the relationship between… https://t.co/KRWW9B5nkC

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-15 01:45    
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Researchers found that elongating certain brain signals in rats improved their memory. The work revealed a new prop… https://t.co/SLd2EYrT1W

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-15 00:41    
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ICYMI: Using novel technology, researchers have captured images of the galactic center with unprecedented clarity.… https://t.co/RB01sgVRDA

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-14 23:37    
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To avoid passing on new mutations to offspring, plants seem to minimize the number of divisions by the stem cells t… https://t.co/TaZ3n5foFU

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-14 22:33    
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ICYMI: Even among the world’s brightest minds, Edward Witten is a revered figure. We spoke with Witten about the im… https://t.co/FbXCShVNqA

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-14 21:29    
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From the archives: Scientists are exploring a mysterious pattern, found in birds’ eyes, boxes of marbles and other… https://t.co/OatKLvhwqJ

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-14 20:25    
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ICYMI: Modern non-African people carry genetic traces of Neanderthals, Denisovans … and at least one other archaic… https://t.co/sEMK2shyyd

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-14 19:21    
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What can a polynomial like q(q-1)^2 + q(q-1)(q-2) tell us about a seating chart puzzle? More than you might think. https://t.co/9AFIncDDYj

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-14 18:29    
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In a very early embryo, the cells often don’t grow: They just get smaller with each round of division. Eventually,… https://t.co/pWulETZ8nU

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-14 18:17    
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From the archives: How our immune systems fight off disease has long been the focus of immunology. But understandin… https://t.co/NHYEtDRSgY

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-14 17:13    
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ICYMI: When Earth’s oxygen levels rose, animals got bigger and more complex. But one scientist thinks we have the o… https://t.co/beHoLf8uL0

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-14 16:21    
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For millennia, mathematicians have wondered what sort of circumstances would allow us to represent irrational numbe… https://t.co/HaHNbk6Eie

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-14 16:09    
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Five years ago, researchers used GWAS to show evidence for natural selection acting on certain traits. Now, those r… https://t.co/3tVNzQ9reC

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-14 15:05    
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ICYMI: An experiment that shows how entropy can decrease might help illuminate a long-standing puzzle about the sta… https://t.co/WCBEP3YC9u

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-14 14:01    
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ICYMI: How does a black hole respond to a good shake? To find the answer, you’ll need a coordinate system that prop… https://t.co/9lQnxnHtEG

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-14 01:45    
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It’s hard to create quantum versions of some of the most important algorithms running on classical computers. Recen… https://t.co/ke6WweYFul

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-14 00:41    
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ICYMI: We spoke with asteroid researcher Meenakshi Wadhwa about deciphering Mars’s ancient past, the hunt for new m… https://t.co/GfO7drRSh2

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-13 23:37    
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“Hemoglobins predate the origin of animals and even predate the common ancestor of animals and plants.” — Mark Sidd… https://t.co/vzCdyOf6Qw

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-13 22:33    
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ICYMI: Rank measures how many rational solutions to an equation one needs in order to find every other rational sol… https://t.co/FYiuMthY6F

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-13 21:29    
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From the archives: Entropy, an idea often equated with disorder, can actually organize things.… https://t.co/DY6GZxTZce

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-13 21:17    
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In a developing embryo, cells often start by dividing unevenly, which allows them to become different types of tiss… https://t.co/0P4c3FbHg7

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-13 20:25    
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ICYMI: “In many areas of mathematics you’re looking for examples of something, and examples are really abundant, bu… https://t.co/WNWGlK4ndn

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-13 19:21    
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From the archives: Equiangular lines are an elemental part of geometry. Mathematicians have discovered a tighter li… https://t.co/4EDcaT5ggg

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-13 18:17    
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ICYMI: By synthesizing more complex molecular knots, chemists are hoping to glean insights into their physical and… https://t.co/5SMZWP4M2X

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-13 17:13    
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From the archives: String theory, the multiverse and other ideas of modern physics are potentially untestable. At a… https://t.co/zJPcPCU9xw

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-13 17:02    
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Factoring and simplifying polynomials may be a neat algebra trick, but what can you actually do with it? It turns o… https://t.co/DhDS5nfXD9

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-13 16:09    
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Statistical problems persist when it comes to using genome-wide association studies to predict disease risk and oth… https://t.co/FfcURwNcd7

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-13 15:05    
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ICYMI: Using a zeta value to transform a shape can connect it to a seemingly unrelated geometric space. Now we have… https://t.co/PkKHaiK9qE

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-13 14:01    
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The Antarctic blackfin icefish is the only vertebrate that doesn’t rely on hemoglobin, but that’s the norm among ot… https://t.co/qrGDieJsIr

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-13 01:45    
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ICYMI: Thinking like a physicist helps Carina Curto, a mathematician-turned-neuroscientist, pull insights about the… https://t.co/HwvIKdqusl

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-13 00:41    
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ICYMI: Genetic changes that drive a species’ rapid evolution may not expand in the population only because of their… https://t.co/91oQDig6SJ

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-12 23:37    
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ICYMI: RSA encryption relies on the difficulty in finding the prime factors of very large numbers. New work shows t… https://t.co/fjXgzKJG9T

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-12 22:33    
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From the archives: "I think I am drawn to the complexity of these things that come about during evolution. They loo… https://t.co/DGoQEUTgtR

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-12 21:29    
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ICYMI: How clever cosmological modeling and some patient data compilation finally led to the observation of the las… https://t.co/FXn0Uo38qn

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-12 20:25    
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Blood is red in humans, blue in squids and lobsters, green in some skinks, clear in insects, purple in some worms a… https://t.co/YnTcFl7PPq

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-12 19:21    
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ICYMI: Elephants failed the mirror test for self-awareness — until researchers made the mirrors big enough for elep… https://t.co/jGYtBKVZKq

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-12 19:17    
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At stake is the standard theory of the cosmos that has reigned since the discovery of dark energy. https://t.co/oG1raRE6P7

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-12 18:17    
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Jim Gunn helped shape the theory of the evolution of the cosmos before building hardware for major observatories li… https://t.co/tVhPs1Dyh5

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-12 17:15    
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Embryonic cells gradually assume their final identities in response to many cues: some chemical, some genetic … and… https://t.co/WMwJk9gg3q

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-12 17:13    
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ICYMI: Mapping the interactions among all the diverse microbes in your gut has seemed insurmountably difficult — u… https://t.co/L5Ee68ygPL

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-12 16:09    
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ICYMI: Only quantum computers could solve this problem. Then an 18-year-old at #UTAustin showed how classical machi… https://t.co/KGXgfRTNH7

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-12 15:05    
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“Microbial communities have an immense capacity to respond and recover. There seems to be this inherent capacity in… https://t.co/SxmprDXqpS

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-12 14:01    
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ICYMI: Decades-old assumptions about elliptic curves would be upended if evidence from a new model is to be believe… https://t.co/q4hoHzyyUn

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-12 01:45    
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Jim Gunn has built instruments for the Hubble Space Telescope and the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. We spoke to him abo… https://t.co/2ev7lEnXmm

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-12 00:58    
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Researchers have identified a new property to watch for when studying sharp wave ripples, a particular kind of brai… https://t.co/aJ9rDONpny

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-12 00:41    
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ICYMI: Statistical techniques for inferring evolutionary history from faint patterns in DNA are powerful, but they… https://t.co/4H9ruvmEYt

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-11 23:37    
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From the archives: After a chance encounter with pentagon tilings in 1975, Marjorie Rice, a California housewife wh… https://t.co/0hz28ytKSc

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-11 22:33    
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ICYMI: How do embryonic tissues fold themselves into 3-D shapes? Researchers learn how cells direct mechanical stre… https://t.co/3AtTzjbaB4

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-11 22:30    
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New research hints that flowers may be initiated by specialized “germline” stem cells in plants that divide as few… https://t.co/JjE0OuXcKc

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-11 21:29    
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ICYMI: What makes a mathematical proof beautiful? For Günter Ziegler, one of the authors of “Proofs from THE BOOK,”… https://t.co/IyjB2hr0D4

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-11 20:25    
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Researchers are beginning to understand the ways in which viruses strategically manipulate and cooperate with one a… https://t.co/Uex66EfYQL

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-11 19:27    
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“That’s three big hits all within the last week. And I don’t really know where we stand.” — cosmologist Dan Scolnic… https://t.co/YGgRGFM2YE

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-11 19:21    
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ICYMI: Fragile regions in species’ DNA may cause them to lose features quickly through evolution. But could they al… https://t.co/AKAwK1ZU5M

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-11 19:07    
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“The Higgs is the first and only scalar particle — meaning it has only size and no direction — that we have amongst… https://t.co/n6z04E47C4

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-11 17:13    
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The dynamic between the additive and multiplicative properties of a number set is a phenomenon that’s easy to obser… https://t.co/04RPxnDNI9

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-11 16:09    
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ICYMI: By inducing entanglement between giant (quantum) objects, physicists are beginning to probe the boundary bet… https://t.co/EVZzgCOsdU

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-11 15:05    
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ICYMI: Cells have thousands of genes, but how many do they really need to stay fit? Surprising studies in yeast sug… https://t.co/jnoxJfv7ka

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-11 14:01    
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From the archives: A decades-old method called the “bootstrap” is enabling new discoveries about the geometry under… https://t.co/Hx13YBZqch

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-11 01:45    
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ICYMI: Hallucinations that people see while under the influence of psychedelic drugs might be “stochastic Turing pa… https://t.co/CMfLN1dFxD

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-11 00:41    
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ICYMI: “To occasionally be right makes up for all the other times when I scratched my head at the blackboard. This… https://t.co/Pb5ZrKNg0g

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-10 23:37    
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Theorists developed models to explain how altruistic behaviors could evolve in various organisms, including simple… https://t.co/PxwZ7oUa4V

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-10 21:29    
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More than 90 percent of the microbial biomass in soil may be metabolically inactive, waiting for suitable condition… https://t.co/ELMDtg2HrS

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-10 20:25    
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ICYMI: By building molecular knots that self-assemble in their labs, chemists hope to determine the properties and… https://t.co/Ge8klKPQNm

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-10 19:21    
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“I just like beautiful things, little beautiful things. And instruments are — the way they’re wired, the way they’r… https://t.co/o4ilsKGlml

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-10 18:30    
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Particle physics giant and Nobel laureate Carlo Rubbia isn’t fazed by the absence of “new physics” at the Large Had… https://t.co/Ov78UwVjfE

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-10 18:24    
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Decades ago, some French botanists believed that plants had a “waiting meristem” (méristème d’attente), a tissue th… https://t.co/urqDbL11zW

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-10 18:17    
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ICYMI: Physicists have used the Navier-Stokes equations for centuries, mathematicians still can’t prove the equatio… https://t.co/YprXWkHOIj

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-10 18:10    
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For decades, scientists have been building a case for a link between memory and a particular type of brain signal.… https://t.co/vUL6V8T84r

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-10 18:04    
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The cosmic expansion rate has riled experts for 90 years, ever since Edwin Hubble’s plots of the distances and rece… https://t.co/IoVQ5gALcC

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-10 17:13    
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In harsh ecosystems around the world, microbiologists are finding evidence that “microbial seed banks” protect biod… https://t.co/jtkyp7ZlU5

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-10 16:09    
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ICYMI: “Now we know that supermassive black holes seem to really be shaping galaxies. So they’ve moved to center st… https://t.co/66QZy4rBB1

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-10 14:01    
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ICYMI: Physicists are attempting to map the distribution of the prime numbers to the energy levels of a particular… https://t.co/BTA15p5Zc8

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-10 01:45    
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ICYMI: Researchers have discovered an object that may have been shepherded into an odd orbit by Planet 9’s gravita… https://t.co/n3kyO2LVj5

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-10 00:41    
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From the archives: Physicists have discovered a jewel-shaped geometric object that challenges the notion that space… https://t.co/zCOqeSLRr4

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-09 23:37    
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Traces of prehistoric “ghost populations,” beyond Neanderthals and Denisovans, lurk in some people’s DNA. Artificia… https://t.co/sT02eymwLP

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-09 21:29    
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ICYMI: Certain repetitive sequences in DNA may evolve to help fine tune gene expression. But the resulting fragilit… https://t.co/VeikGQSgsA

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-09 20:49    
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When Carlo Rubbia led a bold collider experiment in search of the W and Z bosons, only handfuls of antiprotons had… https://t.co/P5yk3ql29t

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-09 20:25    
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ICYMI: Psychedelic drugs can trigger characteristic hallucinations, which have long been thought to hold clues abou… https://t.co/SR6DeGL09t

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-09 20:22    
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Cosmologists say they are “in crisis.” To those trying to understand the cosmos, a crisis is the chance to discover… https://t.co/3nc216JBP3

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-09 19:21    
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ICYMI: Check your blood pressure — and your microbiome. Here’s how gut bacteria help regulate blood pressure after… https://t.co/grv7tY0JEp

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-09 18:17    
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ICYMI: Mitonuclear conflict — a struggle between the genes in a cell’s nucleus and those in its mitochondria — migh… https://t.co/Gz2mfo2uRL

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-09 17:13    
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From the archives: Researchers are uncovering the hidden laws that reveal how the Internet grows, how viruses sprea… https://t.co/iscqV9evE1

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-09 15:19    
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Gauging cosmic expansion is extremely difficult. How do you tell the distances of the pinpricks of light in the nig… https://t.co/P8shxvC6bV

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-09 15:05    
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ICYMI: Quantum computers are on the verge of surpassing their classical predecessors. Machine learning systems are… https://t.co/sVclKNdnz1

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-09 01:45    
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ICYMI: To understand the complex number systems that may underlie the workings of our world, you’ll need to underst… https://t.co/c7vuwdW0ie

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-09 00:41    
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All around us may be “microbial seed banks,” vast reserves of biodiversity in the form of dormant microbes quietly… https://t.co/6EHMqR0rny

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-08 23:37    
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ICYMI: Traditional particle searches usually require physicists to make assumptions about what they’ll find. Neural… https://t.co/OfbiUDLm8g

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-08 22:33    
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Astronomers usually choose one of three paths: theory, observation or instrument building. In the latest Quanta Q&A… https://t.co/73TtxsMNiR

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-08 21:29    
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ICYMI: A fundamental question within one of math’s flourishing fields: Why do numbers known as “zeta values” connec… https://t.co/NTbygxXNnG

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-08 21:03    
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Carlo Rubbia argues that an innovative muon collider could produce thousands of Higgs bosons in clean conditions at… https://t.co/XIX8iQ9meh

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-08 21:00    
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Neuroscientists knew that brain signals called sharp wave ripples seemed to be signatures of memory. Now, they’re s… https://t.co/u17kCKiGe4

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-08 20:25    
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From the archives: June Huh thought he had no talent for math until a chance meeting with a legendary mind. A decad… https://t.co/yvzN0KtXE6

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Quanta Magazine | 2019-08-08 19:21    
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ICYMI: Correlations in the noise picked up by LIGO’s two detectors led some to doubt that the experiment really det… https://t.co/vmEhYmM4xi

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