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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.

Physicists link electron pair density to the temperature limit of superconductivity.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

Newton’s laws of motion help create spiraling artwork.

Andrew Silver, Contributor

Scientists have recently discovered these strange noodle-like structures within neutron stars called Nuclear Pasta.

Benjamin Deaver, Contributor

Charges follow pathways the shape of fractals.

Andrew Silver, Contributor

An acoustician chats about his efforts to educate and entertain the internet video-viewing public.

Catherine Meyers, Staff Writer

Physicists find that when the rate of infection is low, increasing traffic through popular places might be the best strategy.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

If scientists can tease out the knots' secrets, the research could help lead to treatments for heart attacks.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

In a new book, Sean Carroll brings together physics and philosophy while advocating for "poetic naturalism."

Ramin Skibba, Contributor

The technology could be used to improve virtual reality experiences and keep counterfeiters at bay.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

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