Trouble For Trump As U.K. Authorizes Julian Assange Extradition

Trump and a few involved in his original campaign awoke this morning to news that might induce a bit of a headache over the “Russia, Russia, Russia,” non-hoax. Subject to one last appeal, Julian Assange is returning to the United States to face espionage charges. From the Wall Street Journal: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange can […]

How do we sense time? The brain’s specialist cells that order our memories

Recent studies suggest there is not one part of the brain dedicated to measuring duration, as there is for senses like taste and smell. Instead, the passage of time is tracked by a network of “time cells” Mind 15 June 2022 By Helen Thomson ZEPHYR/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY EVER WALKED INTO the kitchen at the exact […]

England food strategy ducks big questions on health and environment

A major policy paper fails to address big health and environmental issues it was supposed to tackle, such as how to enable the diet changes needed to reach net zero Environment | Analysis 13 June 2022 By Adam Vaughan A tractor cultivates the ground in West Sussex, UK DANIEL LEAL/AFP via Getty Images A new […]

Bill Barr Testifies That Trump Lost Touch With Reality

Former Attorney General Bill Barr told the 1/6 Committee that Trump had become detached from reality if he really believed voting machine conspiracies. Video: Barr said: While a copy was being made, he said, this is proof that the dominion machines were rigged. The report means I am going to have a second term. Then […]

Quantum boomerang: Physicists observe strange effect for first time

Hundreds of thousands of lithium atoms cooled to near absolute zero exhibit a strange quantum effect a bit like a boomerang Physics 11 June 2022 By Karmela Padavic-Callaghan A hundred thousand lithium atoms held in a vacuum exhibited the quantum boomerang effect Tony Mastres/David Weld Lab at University of California, Santa Barbara Researchers have managed […]

Quantum computers could create completely new forms of matter

The way we can tweak interactions between qubits in quantum computers means the machines could help us create novel structures with weird properties we have never seen in nature Technology 9 June 2022 By Alex Wilkins Solids such as crystals of zinc sulphate have regular repeating structures, but quantum computers could create structures with totally […]

Climate change: The world’s 1.5°C goal is slipping out of reach – so now what?

Scientists say it is still theoretically possible to limit global warming to 1.5°C, but realistically that now seems practically impossible. Should we admit our failure and double down on holding warming below 2°C? Environment 7 June 2022 By Adam Vaughan Houses in Ilulissat, Greenland, near the Jakobshavn glacier Ashley Cooper/Construction Photography/Avalon/Getty Images For almost a […]

Black hole paradox: Hot plasma mirror may help solve major physics problem

A few particles of light bouncing off a flying mirror made of charged particles may reveal whether or not black holes destroy information, a famous problem in physics Physics 3 June 2022 By Karmela Padavic-Callaghan Can a plasma mirror solve the black hole information paradox Andrezej Wojcicki/Science Photo Library A flying mirror made by blasting […]

Secret Republican Playbook Leaks And Shows Their Fear Of Gun Issue

The Republican playbook has been leaked, and it shows that they want to talk about anything besides guns. Rolling Stone reported: Several strategy memos and private communications, prepared for a variety of conservative candidates and organizations, reviewed by Rolling Stone in the days following the Uvalde school massacre were clear: change the topic to literally […]