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Molecules created from massless photons Researchers provide foundation for quantum computing

October 4

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Physicists with Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) recently developed matter from the interaction of two photons, causing the particles to attract each other and bind together into a molecule. This...

Am-ing high: professor’s journey to becoming an organic chemist

April 29

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As Mark Ams dove into his research presentation, his audience looked on intently. One would never guess that Ams, an organic chemist, had once dreamed of becoming a pilot. It was back in middle school, when he sometimes struggled wi...

Truth in science: It doesn’t really matter

April 12

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Many people view science as the search for Truth with a capital “T.” This is the kind of truth that means that we can wholeheartedly believe scientists when they tell us that the Earth moves around the Sun, that osmotic pressure...

This Week in Science

April 12

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NASA announced its plan to robotically relocate an asteroid by first moving the asteroid closer to Earth and then moving it into orbit about the moon. The project aligns with current goals to learn how to change the course of...

Stroganoff, sexism and science: the media’s problem with portraying women in the field

April 6

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This week, the New York Times published an obituary of Yvonne Brill that began like this: “She made a mean beef stroganoff, followed her husband from job to job and took eight years off from work to raise three children. ‘T...

Creating a biological hard drive: scientists use genetic code to store information

February 8

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When Shakespeare wrote his famous Sonnet 18 in 1609 - the one that begins with the iconic line “Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?” - he had no idea that one day his words would also be written into the basic structure...

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