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Before editor Toni Feder can visit Cuba and chronicle the country’s physics community, she has to jump through bureaucratic hoops to obtain a visa.
A high-resolution climate model predicts an almost across-the-board increase in extreme precipitation events throughout North America.
The detection of highly polarized light from a nearby neutron star is likely the first observation of a quantum effect predicted 80 years ago.
Extra Dimensions: A new experiment combines nanoscale measurements and interstellar distances to demonstrate quantum nonlocality.
An obstacle dragged through a Bose–Einstein condensate leaves a well-known pattern of vortices in its wake.
Global output of carbon dioxide has flattened. But the atmospheric concentration of the greenhouse gas has grown at record levels.
As chronicled in two books, reminiscences from those who have served in the position reveal that advisers must cultivate trust and understand that the president will not always follow their counsel.
Major changes—a key senator’s departure and a new president—reshuffle the technopolitical deck.
Selective deposition of lanthanide elements picks out subcellular features from the background.
More aggressive reductions are needed to limit global temperature rise to 2 °C, and hopes for a 1.5° maximum increase are rapidly fading.
NASA and its international partners will spend the next two years conducting tests and attaching the observatory to JWST’s support bus and launcher.
The Harvard astronomer hopes to introduce future researchers to the search for planets outside our solar system.
At the heart of the device is a polymer semiconductor that flexes with the movements of its user.
Is Donald Trump “the first anti-science president we have ever had”?
The experiment is more sensitive to gravitational waves than it was during the wildly successful first run late last year, but not by as much as researchers had hoped.
As the planet warms and winds strengthen, the poleward flow of tropical waters is predicted to intensify. But experiments tell a different story.
The idea of traveling to the Red Planet has inspired many fictional dramas, but the television series Mars is one of the first to get the science right.