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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.

Research suggests that acceleration can stabilize shaky suitcases.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

Study shows how collective cooperation can develop in systems even when benefits are not obvious to individuals.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

Computer model suggests nomads may be more likely than settlers to absorb new words, but linguists remain skeptical.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

From architects to nano-engineers, people are exploring the geometries within the ancient art of papercutting to find their next big idea.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

NASA prepares to replace the twin satellites, named GRACE, that have monitored Earth's droughts, glacial retreats and sea level rise for the last 15 years.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

Physicists show how switching positive and negative charges in graphene could make the first quantum time mirror.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

Japanese art inspires scientists to create self-folding structures small enough to float through the bloodstream.

Devin Powell, Contributor

Scientists apply quantum techniques to measure subtle details of a material's magnetic field.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

A new model describes how floating ice can get jammed in a narrow strait, creating a giant frozen walkway.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

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