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How to Stop Feeling Crushed for Time
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The Brave New World of Chemical Romance
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A Neuroscientist’s Theory of Everything
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Summer Won’t Save Us from COVID-19
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Should Scientists Use the Phrase “Quantum Supremacy”?
For someone outside quantum computing, who has encountered “supremacy” mainly in the context of political or current affairs, its meaning can’t help but be loaded.Image by BeeBright / Shutterstock Forget for a moment that you know the meaning of “quantum supremacy,” the idea of a quantum computer outdoing its conventional counterpart. What does the phrase […]
Australia’s Secret Rescue of Ancient Trees Offers an Insight Into Evolution
This tree has, in a sense, outlived the dinosaurs. Encountering it can be like seeing a dinosaur-era insect encased in ancient amber brought to life.Photograph by S. Rae / Flickr When I read that more than a billion animals had lost their lives to bushfires still raging in Australia, I froze, staring at the incomprehensible […]