New!! The Subatomic Keys to the Universe

A team of physicists at Fermi National Laboratory in Batavia, Illinois, reported unusual behavior in the muon’s magnetic wobble in April. The signal shows that there are factors at work in the particle’s behavior that the Standard Model doesn’t expect (see “Long-Awaited Muon Measurement Boosts Evidence for New Physics”). However, as physicist Sabine Hossenfelder explains…

NOW! A New Challenge For Personalized Cancer Care: The Information Explosion

We’re entering a new era of personalized medicine, in which each patient’s cancer therapy is tailored to their genetic composition. Individual tumors can be genetically profiled, and the exact mutations underlying them can be identified through genomic testing. Clinical trials are used to evaluate novel medication candidates or to investigate novel applications for current medications.…

New! Kerry got slammed for a statement on carbon-cutting tech. Is he right?

The BBC broadcasted an interview with US Special Envoy for Climate Change John Kerry and journalist Andrew Marr. Marr posed a series of challenging questions on America’s climate policies, including coal phaseout, carbon footprints, and green innovation.When asked if Americans will have to cut back on some regions of their carbon-intensive lives, such as eating…

New!! The First Nuclear Detonation Created ‘Impossible’ Quasicrystals

According to scientists, quasicrystals—so-called “impossible” materials with strange, non-repeating structures—have been discovered in leftovers of the world’s first nuclear bomb test. The hitherto unknown structure, composed of iron, silicon, copper, and calcium, was most likely created by using vaporized desert sand and copper wires. Similar materials have been made in the lab and found in…