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Suddenly and all at once.
The first direct measurement of free-falling antimatter.
We found something.
The colors are astonishing.
In theory, physicists knew that antimatter should behave just like matter under gravity’s pull. But until now, no one had ever seen it happen
Quantum algorithms can find their way out of mazes exponentially faster than classical ones, at the cost of forgetting the paths they took
How does bourbon, “America’s spirit,” get its distinctive taste and color?
This enormous structure could help explain processes close to the dawn of time—or it could be a random cosmic fluke
In 2014, a blind astronomer “sonified” the universe’s most explosive event: a gamma-ray burst. By listening to, rather than looking at, the data, she made a critical discovery and changed the field of astronomy.
The Y chromosome was once used to label people as criminal. A new complete Y chromosome sequence just might combat this dangerous myth
This is why we misinterpret life’s weird and wonderful random events
Newly purple streetlights might seem innocuous, but they could affect driver and pedestrian safety
The evolution of a chemical defense gland allowed the most diverse group of beetles to repel predators and go on to conquer wholly new environments
Here’s why the CDC is so concerned about deadly flesh-eating bacteria and ways to avoid being infected
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