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Google researchers made a time crystal inside a quantum computer

By Matthew Sparkes A processor for Google’s Sycamore quantum computer Erik Lucero A unique phase of matter called a time…

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Bolivia’s lake Poopo dries up and scientists fear refill unlikely

Bolivia’s Lake Poopo was once a fountain of life for local inhabitants, who fished from its teeming waters and farmed…

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From Interstellar to Hidden Figures: 12 of the best space movies

By Simon Ings Matthew McConaughey in Interstellar Melinda Sue Gordon/©Paramount/c There are so many great movies about space that it’s…

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Inside the fight to stop destructive fishing in marine protected areas

By Adam Vaughan Greenpeace campaigners aboard their ship, the Sea Beaver, are crowded around a screen showing a trawler sitting…

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Families urge using new DNA tech to ID Pearl Harbor unknowns

William Edward Mann enlisted in the Navy after graduating from high school in rural Washington state. A guitar player, he…

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Japan extends emergency measures as covid-19 spikes during Olympics

By Matthew Sparkes Spectators in Tokyo wait to cheer on triathlon relay competitors on 31 July Carl Court/Getty Images Tokyo…

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Black holes with magnetic field ‘hair’ shed it in loops of hot plasma

By Leah Crane Black holes follow the no-hair theorem Bransgrove A., et al./American Physical Society Black holes with “hair” will…

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People living in dense UK cities are more likely to feel lonely

By Elle Hunt The skyline of Edinburgh, UK Andrew Merry/Getty Images People who live in dense urban areas, particularly those…

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Comet’s dust trail could rain down on Venus this December

By Will Gater A computer-generated image of Venus SCIEPRO/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY A comet approaching the sun from the outer solar…

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Earth’s energy imbalance removes almost all doubt from human-made climate change

For decades, Earth’s energy system has been out of whack. Stability in Earth’s climate hinges on a delicate balance between…

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