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When Einstein Was Bohemian

His brief sojourn in Prague saw him working on early versions of general relativity and engaging with writers, philosophers and politicians

February 11, 2020 — Michael D. Gordin | Opinion

Fingering Fake Whiskeys with Isotopes

Whiskeys claimed to be from the 19th century are revealed to be made with much more recently grown barley, thanks to the unique isotopic fingerprint of the nuclear-testing era.  

February 6, 2020 — Eliene Augenbraun

How to Make a Mass Extinction

Journalist and author Peter Brannen talks about his book The Ends of the World: Volcanic Apocalypses, Lethal Oceans, and Our Quest to Understand Earth’s Past Mass Extinctions ...

January 30, 2020 — Steve Mirsky

Quantum Slits Open New Doors

An update to the classic “double-slit” experiment paves the way toward a novel strategy for quantum computing

January 8, 2020 — Urbasi Sinha
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