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As the fourth anniversary of the first detection approaches, the field continues to mature—with a bright future ahead
Lava flow records and sedimentary and Antarctic ice core data show evidence of planetary magnetic field activity 20,000 years before the beginning of the last pole reversal.
Experts warn that new technology makes it easier to covertly produce WMDs
Controlling the smallest unit of sound could have applications in quantum information
Fluid-mechanics simulations point to the ideal technique
A small patch of graphene on human skin seemed to block the mosquitoes’ ability to sense certain molecules that trigger a bite. Christopher Intagliata reports.
How close can physics bring us to a truly fundamental understanding of the world?
Cosmic calculations suggest how massive nature’s lightest matter particle could be
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If confirmed, the detection could be the first of its kind and would open new vistas on Einstein’s general theory of relativity and the physics of extreme matter
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A new study suggests the last field reversal 773,000 years ago took 22,000 years to occur, which could explain some of the inner workings of our planet’s core
The theory, which emerged in the 1970s as a way to unify the fundamental forces of nature, has profoundly shaped the landscape of particle physics
The proof-of-concept demonstrations herald a major step forward in quantum communications
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Researchers hoped new data would resolve the most contentious question in cosmology. They were wrong
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