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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-18 13:05    
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ICYMI: Powerful colliders have long been used to crush atoms and generate fireballs of exotic matter. But now, rath… https://t.co/RvDjlI8pHx

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-17 23:49    
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ICYMI: Mathematical black holes — unlike their astrophysical counterparts — don’t inhabit galactic centers, swallow… https://t.co/Sy7C5qz3ux

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-17 20:33    
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ICYMI: Physicists have found examples of “universality” in a system of confined bubbles. The work could help resear… https://t.co/NaW9DqZrkX

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-17 19:55    
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Does natural law need elegant mathematics? Eugene Wigner seemed to think so. In exploring this question, our latest… https://t.co/KsubbP7KdI

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-17 19:29    
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ICYMI: While researchers aren’t sure what’s being detected in the DAMA experiment, they are increasingly confident… https://t.co/8SXfzzEvXB

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-17 18:25    
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ICYMI: “These studies offer hope that we can describe even these very messy, complicated systems with simple patter… https://t.co/M3WZccEL3T

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-17 17:21    
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ICYMI: Female spotted hyenas have a “pseudopenis,” male seahorses carry their young, and in barklice, selection has… https://t.co/h9G7d0RhO9

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-17 16:17    
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ICYMI: By studying variations in density across the universe, researchers might be able to find definitive proof of… https://t.co/nt2gwKlqsd

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-17 15:13    
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ICYMI: Using the light from a quasar to study the seemingly empty surrounding space, researchers confirmed a breakt… https://t.co/Y14QmuRBfB

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-17 14:09    
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ICYMI: The astrophysicist Janna Levin reflects on the newly unveiled, first-ever photograph of a black hole. https://t.co/9h3WYBIXkh

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-17 13:31    
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Ice reflects sunlight; water absorbs it. That’s the simple version. But as the Arctic warms, complex feedback loops… https://t.co/EVZl8voLOI

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-17 13:31    
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In his new podcast “The Joy of x,” host Steven Strogatz chats with today’s greatest researchers about their work an… https://t.co/TxMyHSpS39

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-17 13:05    
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ICYMI: Thermalization — the tendency of energy to spread until it’s evenly distributed — leads to tepid coffee and… https://t.co/dFXI9e4qjG

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-17 00:56    
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“It’s so intensely frustrating to watch all of your work literally ripped apart, your measurements interrupted, you… https://t.co/BXDO1d3Yy4

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-17 00:31    
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Next week, the first episode of the new @QuantaMagazine podcast “The Joy of x” debuts. But you can subscribe and do… https://t.co/FNdalnnUiH

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-17 00:30    
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Neuroscientists were recently surprised to discover a new kind of action potential in the dendrites of some cortica… https://t.co/tovyuRdPiC

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-16 23:49    
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ICYMI: Two mathematicians have found what they say is a hole at the heart of a proof that has convulsed the mathema… https://t.co/LarKrbVRSK

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-16 20:33    
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ICYMI: The detection of a neutron star collision in 2017 told us that gravitational waves move at the speed of lig… https://t.co/Ump6C2wSpt

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-16 19:29    
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ICYMI: “Everybody thinks basically that the method you learn in school in the best one, but in fact it’s an active… https://t.co/7DXwJF1ZKU

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-16 18:25    
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ICYMI: Could future robots have human-like levels of intuition or even exhibit free will? Judea Pearl thinks the an… https://t.co/NCuMOvH6nY

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-16 17:45    
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The physics of ice hold the key to understanding Arctic warming—and with it, the fate of the planet. https://t.co/MfmqaB06ui

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-16 17:21    
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ICYMI: Neural networks can be as unpredictable as they are powerful. Now mathematicians are beginning to reveal how… https://t.co/m13TPRDqyC

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-16 16:17    
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ICYMI: Crank up the temperature to trillions of degrees, and particles deep inside atoms start to shift into new, n… https://t.co/29GIiV8HLK

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-16 15:13    
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ICYMI: Is our cosmos the product of rapid inflation or a slow cycle of contraction and expansion? New research sugg… https://t.co/NUf0Hcguqv

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-16 14:09    
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ICYMI: From the hottest plasma to the coldest gas, all kinds of systems that are far from thermal equilibrium begin… https://t.co/MEWhpB4BT8

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-16 13:05    
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ICYMI: How many of our active genes typically influence a complex trait or disease? Maybe all of them, according to… https://t.co/N3rONvPlF8

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-15 20:43    
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In his new Quanta Magazine podcast, “The Joy of x,” mathematician Steven Strogatz speaks one-on-one with leading sc… https://t.co/biqKiOLmoS

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-15 20:33    
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From the archives: A virus that causes crippling birth defects has been shown to do something else: It changes thou… https://t.co/Y4nmT5TVdW

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-15 19:36    
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The dendrite “arms” of some cortical neurons can perform a logic operation — exclusive OR — that once seemed to req… https://t.co/R1auP8zqrR

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-15 19:17    
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The equations describing complicated fluid flows have never failed — but a cascade of papers inspired by a 2013 exp… https://t.co/9TqfqLsKno

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-15 18:25    
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ICYMI: Unlike droplets, bubbles don’t form the same way every time, but new work has found a way to turn this incon… https://t.co/GUl4b3cCz1

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-15 17:21    
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ICYMI: New studies revise ideas about the symbiosis that gave mitochondria to cells and about whether the last comm… https://t.co/mm09bRK9No

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-15 15:13    
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ICYMI: Two decades ago, computer simulations first hinted at a cobweb of gaseous tendrils spanning the gap between… https://t.co/zPtsxKg6Un

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-15 14:09    
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ICYMI: How close are we to completing the tree of life? A steady march of discoveries, including a new supra-kingdo… https://t.co/k3CX8V00ft

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-15 13:05    
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ICYMI: A new survey of the simple cells called Asgard archaea — a huge group of microorganisms discovered only a fe… https://t.co/p9TwQL4BWY

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-14 23:49    
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ICYMI: Bubbles form without universal characteristics under some conditions and with them under others, implying th… https://t.co/lU5YfCjrDm

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-14 20:33    
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ICYMI: A new experiment slammed protons and neutrons so tightly together it would be like cramming New York City in… https://t.co/RW6RRPjcut

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-14 19:29    
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ICYMI: “The range of conceptual alternatives to quantum mechanics has again been shrunk, been pushed back into a co… https://t.co/O7aFPGxdXd

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-14 18:25    
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ICYMI: Researchers have recreated the sun’s magnetic field structure in order to learn how the solar wind spews out… https://t.co/05MEXZciJa

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-14 18:17    
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Scientists once thought the brain’s computing power resided entirely in the network of interconnections among essen… https://t.co/RSf1JaQowJ

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-14 18:14    
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The Euler equations describe how fluids flow. For centuries mathematicians have been unable to find a scenario in w… https://t.co/K8z3BqrkQJ

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-14 17:21    
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ICYMI: “It really challenges our notions about sex. Nothing is inherently male or female. It’s all context dependen… https://t.co/dWwwhL29Nx

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-14 16:17    
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ICYMI: LECA, the last eukaryotic common ancestor, was supposedly a single cell from which all known complex life ev… https://t.co/3ZwvtgFS2c

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-14 15:13    
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ICYMI: The scientific implications will take time to unpack, but to astrophysicist Janna Levin, the societal implic… https://t.co/5poiM5lnPv

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-14 14:09    
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ICYMI: How close are we to completing the tree of life? A steady march of discoveries, including a new supra-kingdo… https://t.co/l1l87SK85g

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-14 13:05    
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From the archives: Famously fickle neutrinos may help resolve the long-standing mystery of why there is matter in t… https://t.co/fRNWxWBVZR

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-13 23:49    
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ICYMI: When neutron stars spiral together and collide, they shake space-time and trigger explosions called kilonova… https://t.co/x15qmrgd51

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-13 20:33    
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ICYMI: We spoke with planetary scientist Sarah Hörst about using chemical cocktails to simulate the atmospheres of… https://t.co/xkk5rEbpBm

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-13 19:29    
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ICYMI: The “paradox of the plankton”: How can biodiversity hold so many species that directly compete with each oth… https://t.co/g1PYG5FF7s

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-13 18:25    
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ICYMI: “I expect that this fall it will be taught — in a single lecture — in every master’s-level combinatorics cou… https://t.co/5id2fmZjXJ

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-13 17:21    
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ICYMI: What looks and acts like a violation of the Second Law of Thermodynamics but isn’t? A drop full of swimming… https://t.co/NDv0TYybMj

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-13 17:08    
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“This framework is a fairly definitive answer to this problem of deep learning on curved surfaces.” — Max Welling o… https://t.co/7YETO7jTdM

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-13 16:35    
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A numerical simulation from 2013 has inspired a growing wave of new results in the study of fluid mechanics. https://t.co/eQh9J5U5Ir

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-13 16:17    
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From the archives: A dark matter theory that explained periodic upticks in asteroid impacts in our solar system now… https://t.co/YcWjufa3dZ

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-13 15:13    
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ICYMI: New studies are giving scientists reasons to revise certain theories about the evolution and lineage of the… https://t.co/I4upWXXKOV

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-13 14:09    
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ICYMI: “If we could do live cell imaging where we could see everything at the same time, the biological universe wo… https://t.co/zFtT3AttiM

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-13 13:05    
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ICYMI: For years, researchers have used genomic techniques to try to retrace the lineage of eukaryotic cells back t… https://t.co/axGEE2h7s0

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-12 23:49    
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ICYMI: “When I tell people I figured out the connectivity of 50,000 neurons … they just go ‘huh?’ the researcher s… https://t.co/FIck2wAF3j

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-12 20:33    
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ICYMI: In 3-D spaces, we only have spherical black holes. Open up the math to higher dimensions and suddenly black… https://t.co/xvdXe3aYxO

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-12 19:29    
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ICYMI: grad student Yana Eglit scraped some soil into a plastic tube while hiking and later found it held a strange… https://t.co/Mv5bheI2gG

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-12 17:27    
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There’s a perplexing kink in the long chain of islands and seamounts that starts at Hawaii. Researchers now think i… https://t.co/l3kZHNFNWI

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-12 17:25    
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The new physics-inspired neural networks can handle data on bumpy, irregular surfaces — which describes the geometr… https://t.co/Nv14Ozwvop

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-12 17:23    
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Henri Lebesgue first posed the “universal covering problem” in 1914. The simple-sounding question, still unsolved a… https://t.co/jKqRjyoVbQ

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-12 16:17    
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ICYMI: As a child in Yugoslavia, Mario Jurić took advantage of bomb-induced blackouts to observe an unobstructed sk… https://t.co/EdvGQHr6Uz

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-12 15:13    
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ICYMI: Last year, the view that elementary quantum phenomena are not real until observed took a theoretical blow. N… https://t.co/yYD29j3mc9

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-12 14:09    
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ICYMI: Universal phenomena turn heads for their role as windows into other, less camera-friendly systems. With bubb… https://t.co/vaSWobfpXh

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-12 13:05    
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ICYMI: Inside a 3-meter-wide chamber, a miniature sun is helping researchers understand the origins of the solar wi… https://t.co/4OvxJuGnZf

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-11 23:49    
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From the archives: “There may be a simple — even if hard-to-discover — theory waiting to be discovered, which might… https://t.co/QGeTQyMeIN

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-11 20:33    
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From the archives: Geochemical signals from deep inside Earth are beginning to shed light on the planet’s first 50… https://t.co/YW0qLdPgzD

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-11 19:39    
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What caused Earth’s apocalyptic episodes of volcanism and the mass extinctions that followed? Some researchers have… https://t.co/49OkkiioaL

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-11 19:39    
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Scientists have studied how environmental factors like resource availability influence evolutionary warfare between… https://t.co/YHuyviD9it

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-11 19:35    
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New physics-inspired neural networks have outperformed their predecessors at learning patterns in simulated global… https://t.co/ClH5bBdoOY

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-11 19:29    
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ICYMI: Quaternions languished in the shadow of vectors until quantum mechanics revealed their true identity in the… https://t.co/ebpAozTcFB

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-11 19:17    
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In his new Quantized Academy column, Patrick Honner challenges students and teachers to apply high school math to a… https://t.co/2otMNc1D3R

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-11 18:25    
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ICYMI: A discovery about when polynomial equations can and can’t be factored has implications everywhere from onlin… https://t.co/m9EeG5zTpH

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-11 17:21    
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From the archives: Mathematician Richard Schwartz is probing the “hidden depths” of simple problems to understand w… https://t.co/h23mx0apfy

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-11 16:17    
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From the archives: Physicists have failed to find disintegrating protons, throwing into limbo the beloved theory th… https://t.co/YSLCf7E5IG

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-11 15:13    
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ICYMI: Just like larger galaxies, dwarf galaxies can host black holes at their center. When two of the black holes… https://t.co/DjVQ8KVR1u

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-11 14:09    
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ICYMI: A new mathematical theory about when disease symptoms arise doesn’t fit with the biology of some pathogens.… https://t.co/5Wz652Yfrv

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-11 13:05    
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From the archives: The ancient creatures who first crawled onto land may have been lured by the informational benef… https://t.co/Y1BmguTsLa

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-10 23:49    
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ICYMI: A theory to explain why quantum superpositions seem to vanish at large scales and why only concrete, classic… https://t.co/KKc9Fs1Atv

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-10 20:33    
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ICYMI: An ingenious but elementary two-page argument about the combinatorics of points on cubes has resolved one of… https://t.co/E2KfMM7FWG

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-10 19:29    
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From the archives: The St. John Altarpiece was sawed into nine pieces at the end of the 19th century. Columnist Ing… https://t.co/czmSrI8tcK

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-10 18:25    
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ICYMI: “What if we were able to generate images of cells that came from a certain labeling experiment, and biologis… https://t.co/bqrWaRkTEx

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-10 17:21    
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From the archives: Seeing the Beautiful Intelligence of Microbes: a visual exploration of biofilms’ brilliant behav… https://t.co/sIIAQdxzKc

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-10 16:17    
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ICYMI: The mathematician Carina Curto became disillusioned with string theory. In neuroscience, she found the intel… https://t.co/TkChINfMOP

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-10 15:13    
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From the archives: Bizarre quantum bonds connect distinct moments in time, suggesting that quantum links — not spac… https://t.co/kbExRCdFGU

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-10 14:09    
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ICYMI: Why do some birds migrate thousands of miles while others stay put? The answer boils down to simple rules ab… https://t.co/cnzdS78f9e

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-10 13:31    
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What’s the optimal patch for covering a hole of any shape? Even the world’s leading mathematicians have yet to sew… https://t.co/CL2bsY4pu8

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-10 13:14    
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Einstein said in 1916, “The general laws of nature are to be expressed by equations which hold good for all systems… https://t.co/Yip5Np9gOx

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-10 13:05    
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From the archives: “We’ve been studying primes for a long time, and no one spotted this before.” — number theorist… https://t.co/gkwaVitYW8

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-10 00:58    
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What’s the smallest shape that can cover all shapes 1 unit wide? In his new Quantized Academy column, Patrick Honne… https://t.co/o6myPYIErV

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-09 23:49    
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ICYMI: If the ultimate goal is for machines to do as much as a humans can, even a self-taught, generalist board-gam… https://t.co/YYF9GCivrR

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-09 19:29    
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From the archives: Scientists are uncovering how our bodies — and everything within them — tell right from left. https://t.co/ZkI7wMhElg

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-09 18:25    
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Theories about how animals became multicellular are shifting as researchers find greater complexity in our single-c… https://t.co/hjWWEPtuko

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-09 17:57    
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The trick to getting deep learning to work beyond flatland involves a fundamental idea from physics: that the relat… https://t.co/RtBtbJvFgA

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-09 16:17    
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ICYMI: Long used in the visual arts, moiré patterns are now proving useful in the field of material science. Our re… https://t.co/TrMerTiK8v

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-09 15:13    
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ICYMI: “I find it hard to imagine that even God knows how to prove the Sensitivity Conjecture in any simpler way th… https://t.co/EzduWrcYoE

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-09 14:09    
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From the archives: Testing the inside of a black hole could unlock one of physics’ biggest mysteries — the quantum… https://t.co/3aL1hrdLoP

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-09 13:05    
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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/fXj2iatDJt

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-08 23:49    
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From the archives: The Nash equilibrium spurred a revolution in game theory, but was that revolution based on a fau… https://t.co/5sQLzQTvGH

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-08 20:33    
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ICYMI: Armed with techniques that link irreducibility and number theory, mathematicians have made a fundamental dis… https://t.co/bhCKi9ks9V

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-08 19:29    
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ICYMI: A stunningly simple proof has settled a nearly 30-year-old conjecture about the structure of the fundamental… https://t.co/abvmxq24Mc

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-08 19:13    
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About half of all bacteria have the CRISPR mechanism that evolved as a versatile defensive system against viruses.… https://t.co/SymZ9vW1jg

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-08 18:56    
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Mathematicians have been trying for over 100 years to find the smallest patch that can cover all holes of a certain… https://t.co/jRj4XD9sUK

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-08 18:25    
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ICYMI: An animal genus has been defined by the creature’s genetics rather than its appearance. That’s a first for t… https://t.co/qIUoW5l3VX

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-08 17:21    
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ICYMI: From precocious painter to language resurrector to Stanford mathematician — Tadashi Tokieda’s path to mathem… https://t.co/yedhhFPaMV

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-08 16:17    
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From the archives: Life was long thought to obey its own set of rules. But as simple systems show signs of lifelike… https://t.co/Z1mQYgjTBX

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-08 15:13    
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ICYMI: Is our cosmos the product of rapid inflation or a slow cycle of contraction and expansion? New research sugg… https://t.co/Fy9RXLsKse

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-08 14:09    
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From the archives: Researchers have discovered that simple “chemically active” droplets grow to the size of cells a… https://t.co/zWo75rhbqs

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-08 13:13    
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ICYMI: “This work tries to develop, as it were, a cookbook for designing the right neural network. If you know what… https://t.co/BK3rs0FiiC

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-08 13:12    
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ICYMI: What does it mean to an astrophysicist to see the first-ever image of a black hole? What does it mean to hum… https://t.co/ez5x1LyQsZ

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-08 13:11    
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From the archives: Bigger bodies and more cells mean more opportunities for cancer. Elephants evolved a clever gene… https://t.co/8SOLUBsxzc

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-08 13:05    
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ICYMI: Greg Johnson’s computer vision systems can look at unlabeled microscopy images, identify the pictured cellul… https://t.co/c9B8xU3O5v

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-07 23:49    
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From the archives: By folding fractals into 3-D objects, a mathematical duo hopes to gain new insight into simple e… https://t.co/cnoGDaKunc

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-07 20:33    
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ICYMI: Planetary geologist Meenakshi Wadhwa uses Martian meteorites to trace the history of our solar system.… https://t.co/f4Kw4rcfZR

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-07 19:29    
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ICYMI: "Quantum Darwinism putatively explains, or helps to explain, all of classicality, including everyday macrosc… https://t.co/zFOBk9oTkL

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-07 18:30    
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Researchers have probed how fitness trade-offs and evolutionary strategies shift when bacteria have to fight off vi… https://t.co/hP1Pt1ryFI

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-07 18:25    
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From the archives: To efficiently analyze a firehose of data, scientists first have to break big numbers into bits.… https://t.co/gHyp7xlYff

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-07 17:07    
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Two enormous blobs of ultra-hot material sit deep inside Earth’s mantle. Just what are they doing there? https://t.co/BWEXNw8dsg

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-07 16:17    
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From the archives: On the trail of a dangerous revelation about a Nobel Prize-winning dissident, the biologist Sean… https://t.co/rN99XktfjQ

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-07 15:13    
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ICYMI: How do leaderless legions of ants perform the complex feats necessary to navigate their world? The answer co… https://t.co/ktY7eBTgxB

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-07 14:09    
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ICYMI: Calculate the odds of winning this game, and you’ll not only prove that two distinct ways of doing quantum f… https://t.co/6uzRep59eI

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-07 13:05    
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ICYMI: “What I feel is happening now is we’re in another one of those inflection points in the development of natur… https://t.co/bWKDW3Sc3P

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-06 23:49    
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ICYMI: It takes a computer a tiny bit more time to add a 1 than to add a 0. Side-channel attacks exploit this discr… https://t.co/Qdam9YnXxn

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-06 19:29    
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ICYMI: “Galactic archaeologists” are tracing stellar streams back through time to help solve mysteries about Milky… https://t.co/LLeMs56x3Z

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-06 18:25    
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ICYMI: Before leaving his career in mathematics behind and becoming president of the University of Chicago, Robert… https://t.co/hYZ8at8bcs

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-06 17:26    
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What’s the bare minimum in molecular machinery that a cell needs to organize its contents? After two decades of sea… https://t.co/WIehafRKzw

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-06 17:21    
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ICYMI: Astronomers argue that there’s an undiscovered giant planet far beyond the orbit of Neptune. A newly discove… https://t.co/kiHgJhpvHx

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-06 16:33    
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Bacteria evolve far differently in nature than they do in laboratory experiments. Recent work shows this to be true… https://t.co/6nzYtVlMbM

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-06 16:17    
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ICYMI: When the incoherent claps of a crowd suddenly become a pulse, as everyone starts clapping in unison, who dec… https://t.co/LxG3FCZnxe

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-06 15:13    
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From the archives: Why isn’t the universe just an empty void? Results from an underground experiment in Japan appea… https://t.co/xxQ5W4AWdd

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-06 14:09    
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ICYMI: Quantum Darwinism holds that the properties of quantum systems that make the most copies of themselves yield… https://t.co/DczmVfQNP3

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-06 13:05    
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From the archives: “All this begs the question, what is fundamentally going on with these stars that they end up wi… https://t.co/hAOa3kcD3M

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-05 23:49    
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From the archives: New technologies have launched the life sciences into the age of big data. Biologists must now m… https://t.co/W4lvqkjiJq

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-05 20:33    
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ICYMI: For all practical purposes, the Navier-Stokes equations can be used to describe fluid flows. But “for all pr… https://t.co/dr1mqfqpMF

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-05 19:29    
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ICYMI: Over his 50-year career, the astrophysicist Martin Rees has seen discoveries ranging from the CMB to quasars… https://t.co/kqGwsVuHyc

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-05 18:25    
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ICYMI: Electrical stimuli to part of the brain can improve how well people learn - but only if they're applied sele… https://t.co/afxEbJOJlV

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-05 17:27    
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In their quest to create artificial cells, synthetic biology researchers have wondered how to replace membranes as… https://t.co/eaTX7rug1n

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-05 16:17    
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From the archives: Two young mathematicians are illuminating a frontier in the study of rational solutions to polyn… https://t.co/tRalo1MG1T

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-05 15:13    
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ICYMI: The square root of minus one is called an “imaginary” number, but as @MrHonner explains in this Quantized Ac… https://t.co/199rYZTXvO

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-05 14:09    
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ICYMI: For more than a century, researchers have believed that multicellularity evolved from a colony of single-cel… https://t.co/ja7jnhj8t8

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-05 13:05    
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ICYMI: If mathematicians had noticed how the math behind Einstein’s ideas becomes more appealing as space-time grow… https://t.co/gQEgi1fFXb

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-04 23:49    
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From the archives: A large new study of ovenbird lineages questions the extent to which competing species push each… https://t.co/KYOXtA5dP1

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-04 20:33    
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ICYMI: Physicist Cohl Furey has found some “intriguing” links between the laws of particle physics and strange numb… https://t.co/fCfyJ9I6G4

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-04 19:29    
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From the archives: Scientists have begun to decipher the most difficult-to-read parts of the genome — the parts tha… https://t.co/L21ileg7KM

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-04 19:11    
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“It’s an amazing demonstration of the properties of the cytoplasm and its ability to self-organize.” — Rebecca Heal… https://t.co/D8mVCXCkPl

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-04 19:08    
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Also to celebrate Newton's birthday: Here's a recent story by Natalie Wolchover (@nattyover) that explains how Eins… https://t.co/8VIs2PU4SK

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-04 18:59    
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Isaac Newton was born on this date in 1643, according to the modern calendar. In honor of Newton's groundbreaking l… https://t.co/miRE4zdaeA

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-04 18:25    
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ICYMI: A new “omnigenic” model proposes that several core genes and many peripheral genes control each of our trait… https://t.co/B0tzI1EEQo

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-04 17:21    
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ICYMI: We can calculate the maximum-win probability for blackjack, solitaire and any other number of games. But a c… https://t.co/p27E6tRHKy

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-04 16:17    
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ICYMI: We know that at the 2008 Olympics Usain Bolt ran 100 meters in 9.69 seconds. But at what moment in the race… https://t.co/kUCrylZrhQ

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-04 15:13    
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ICYMI: Using a concept borrowed from the realm of computer science — computational complexity — luminary physicist… https://t.co/ddLMtLXtrF

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-04 14:09    
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ICYMI: By inserting ion channels into the cells of tadpoles without brains, researchers were able to prevent abnorm… https://t.co/oSPmFOslLd

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-04 13:05    
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“It’s a bit surprising that adding randomness enables you to do more than you can without it.” — Nicolas Curien of… https://t.co/VE2lTOt53g

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-03 23:49    
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ICYMI: New AI study gives more proof that “deep learning can extend to tasks that are more like higher cognitive fu… https://t.co/Ccp2iLCF7E

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-03 22:37    
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From the archives: Can a fluid analogue of a black hole point physicists toward the theory of quantum gravity, or i… https://t.co/IbrIeEu0hc

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-03 21:33    
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ICYMI: “We have to be more open-minded, more accepting of the fact that in principle, any cell can be a stem cell.”… https://t.co/tabTatoOvI

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-03 20:29    
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From the archives: Researchers have discovered that simple “chemically active” droplets grow to the size of cells a… https://t.co/EMNZG91yIY

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Quanta Magazine | 2020-01-03 20:22    
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The gooey filling of a cell doesn’t look like it has structural integrity. But to biologists’ surprise, in recent e… https://t.co/xx1898bQpr

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