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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.

Researchers can now measure individual phonons -- a single unit of sound.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

A new paper proposes two experiments to test if the steadiest components in physics are really kind of shifty after all.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

Image of a jellyfish chip, mostly translucent, on a black background

Researchers find a new method for making jellyfish into an edible product with an enticing, crisp texture.

Bailey Bedford, Contributor

For the first time, researchers have shown that antimatter interferes as a quantum wave in the same way regular matter does.

Bailey Bedford, Contributor

Super high-pressure experiments take science to extremes.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

New findings suggest that ordinary sound has negative gravitational mass.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

Researchers use machine learning to speed up the trial-and-error search for new materials that can conduct electricity without resistance.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

Evidence of dark matter particles may be easier to find in ancient minerals than in the newest detectors.

Ramin Skibba, Contributor

Super slow-motion video reveals the microscopic details of how tape peels.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

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