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Tracking Isotopes in the Upper Atmosphere

The first measurements of a heavy oxygen isotope in Earth’s upper atmosphere suggest that isotopic concentrations could become powerful probes of atmospheric processes at otherwise hard-to-probe altitudes.   Read More »

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Cosmological Parameters Improved by Combining Data

Using cross-correlation measurements and an updated cosmic-microwave-background lensing map, researchers determine cosmological parameters with greater precision. Read More »

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Probing Majorana Neutrinos

Detecting neutrinoless double-beta decay would confirm that the neutrino is its own antiparticle. Data from the KamLAND-Zen experiment contain no strong evidence of such events, constraining neutrino properties. Read More »

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The Uneven Spread of Citations

Minority physicists are significantly undercited compared to their white, male counterparts, which can have serious career consequences. A new tool is allowing researchers to reduce this imbalance. Read More »

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Memories Become Chaotic before They Are Forgotten

A model for information storage in the brain reveals how memories decay with age. Read More »

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The Unimportance of Accurate Financial Knowledge

Simulations of the behavior of individual financial traders show that imperfect market knowledge increases risk but not overall losses. Read More »

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Quantum Circuit Tackles “Diabolical” Photochemical Process

A quantum device shows promise for simulating molecular dynamics in a difficult-to-model photochemical process that is relevant to vision. Read More »

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How Nature’s Donuts Get Their Wrinkles

A new model explains the wrinkling patterns seen in nature’s donut-shaped objects, such as those found in jellyfish. Read More »

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Twinkling of a Shrinking Droplet Reveals Hidden Complexity

Captivating patterns found in the light scattered by an evaporating water droplet could be used to infer the properties of the droplet as it shrinks. Read More »

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