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Let there be light, sound, fluids and quantum weirdness

We love physics in all its forms, from new research on mind-bending concepts like quantum weirdness and spooky action at a distance to the science of sounds and fluids to all the forces that push, pull, stick and slip. Here we tackle the macroscopic, the subatomic, the strange, the cool, the groundbreaking and the obscure.

For 20 years, scientists believed that gravity caused some popped bubbles to collapse; new experiments turn that understanding on its head.

Meredith Fore, Contributor

A glimpse into the history of the start of the atomic age.

Karin Heineman, Executive Producer

The idea of a nuclear bomb accidentally setting the entire planet on fire was once a fear shared by many.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

This video animation helps to answer a puzzling shower thought.

Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator

Science is an endeavor of trial and error. Can we find a better way to share the "erroneous" trials?

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

By overlapping materials with periodic properties, scientists can detect features otherwise too small to be seen directly.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

Two physics experts answer a bewildering shower thought.

Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator

Two independent research groups have created the first superconducting quantum computers that can operate above 1 K, overcoming a major obstacle.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

A small amount of water bound to the surface of the towel acts like glue to hold the cotton fibers together.

Catherine Meyers, Editor

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