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How a ‘vegetable ion’ helped scientists unlock theory behind transitions of materials

Breakthrough could lead to new ultrafast electronics, better batteries. A puddle freezing on the sidewalk, your humidifier pumping out water vapor, salt trucks melting icy...

Scientists figure out how to catch and save Schrödinger’s cat

Yale researchers have figured out how to catch and save Schrödinger’s famous cat, the symbol of quantum superposition and unpredictability, by anticipating its jumps...

Light can evolve in up to seven dimensions on new optical chips

A new design of optical chips enables light to experience multiple dimensions. This could underpin versatile platforms for advanced communications and ultra-fast artificial intelligence technologies. This...

Distant Milky Way-like galaxies reveal star formation history of the universe

Look at this new radio image covered with dots, each of which is a distant galaxy! The brightest spots are galaxies that are powered by...

Supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy may have a friend

Do supermassive black holes have friends? The nature of galaxy formation suggests that the answer is yes, and in fact, pairs of supermassive black holes...

Heat energy could leap through empty space, thanks to quantum weirdness

In a surprising new study, University of California, Berkeley, researchers show that heat energy can travel through a complete vacuum thanks to invisible quantum...

New laser technique could capture quantum world in a trillionth of a second

For the first time, researchers have been able to record, frame-by-frame, how an electron interacts with certain atomic vibrations in a solid. The technique captures...

How to shape a spiral galaxy

Our Milky Way galaxy has an elegant spiral shape with long arms filled with stars, but exactly how it took this form has long...

How Saturn’s icy moon Enceladus got its tiger stripes

Saturn's icy moon Enceladus is of great interest to scientists due to its subsurface ocean, making it a prime target for those searching for...

Scientists create quantum states in everyday electronics

After decades of miniaturization, the electronic components we’ve relied on for computers and modern technologies are now starting to reach fundamental limits. Faced with this...

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Scientists find the major cause of autism

In a new study, researchers discovered that autism is 80% reliant on inherited genes. That means that environmental causes are only responsible for 20% of...
These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

In a recent study from the University of East Anglia, researchers find that long-term use of anticholinergic antidepressants is linked to a higher risk...

This popular painkiller may harm your blood sugar

In a new study, researchers found popular pain drug opioid tramadol (marketed as ConZip and Ultram) may increase the risk of developing hypoglycemia, or...

Scientists discover a new cause of autism

In a new study, researchers have found a new genetic factor that leads the brain to grow fewer synapses at a critical time in...

Popular high blood pressure drug may increase risk of bowel disease

High blood pressure harms one in ten adults across the globe, and it increases the risk of heart attack and stroke. The most common treatments...