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In the quantum realm, not even time flows as expected

A team of scientists from the Universities of Bristol, Vienna, the Balearic Islands, and the Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information (IQOQI-Vienna) has made scientists rethink how the flow of time is understood and represented in quantum mechanics. It has shown how quantum systems can simultaneously evolve along with two opposite time arrows –…

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Dates For The 2021 Fotosub Contest Announced

Faro Luna Diving Center in Cuba has announced the dates for the 2021 Fotosub contest. This year’s competition will take place from November 27th through December 1st, 2021. The dates will also herald the dive operator’s full reopening, which has only operated sporadically during the COVID-19 pandemic. This year the competition will feature a twist:…

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Delhi’s choked roads worsen India’s toxic smog crisis

Delhi’s choked roads worsen India’s toxic smog crisis By Jalees ANDRABI New Delhi (AFP) Nov 26, 2021 After decades commuting on New Delhi’s parlous roads, office worker Ashok Kumar spends more time than ever stuck in the gridlock that packs the Indian capital’s thoroughfares and pollutes the city. The sprawling megacity of 20 million people…

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Everything You Need to Protect Your Black Friday Deliveries from Porch Pirates

News @canterrain Nov 26, 2021, 9:00 am EST | 5 min read RightFramePhotoVideo / Shutterstock.comFew things are sweeter than scoring an epic deal on a high-dollar gift, especially when it’s for yourself. And as such, few things are more demoralizing than having your prized package stolen right from your porch. With a few tools, some…

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USB Overdrive review: Fix your Mac’s problems with a mouse, trackball, or other input device

At a glanceExpert’s RatingPrice When Reviewed$20 (shareware) Best Prices Today You can plug a seemingly infinite array of input devices into your Mac. Only a finite number of their controls will be recognized and work the way you want with macOS’s built-in USB drivers. In some cases, the necessary third-party drivers haven’t been updated in…

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Why did ancient Egyptian pharaohs stop building pyramids?

Home News The iconic pyramids of Egypt dot the landscape and were built by pharaohs to be their tombs for over a millennia. But why did the ancient Egyptians stop building them? (Image credit: Islam Moawad via Getty Images) For more than a millennia, Egyptian pharaohs had pyramids constructed and often were buried beneath or…

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Study: Gut Bacteria Improve Long-Term Memory in Bumblebees

A team of scientists from Jiangnan University, Queen Mary University of London and the University of Oulu has identified a causal link between an increased levels of the symbiotic gut bacteria Lactobacillus apis and improved long-term memory in buff-tailed bumblebees (Bombus terrestris): the bumblebees with more of this type of bacteria in their guts had…

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A Look Inside the Complex Gel on Your Thanksgiving Table

There’s a good possibility at least one of the dishes you eat this holiday will contain a gelling agent—but what is that, exactly? A new video series from Scientific American and Spektrum der Wissenschaft gives you a serving of science. See the German-language version of this piece at Spektrum der Wissenschaft. Jell-O, salad dressings, puddings, jams and jellies, marshmallows,  tofu, cream cheese, low-fat…

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Hubble witnesses shock wave of colliding gases in Running Man Nebula

A jet from a newly formed star flares into the shining depths of reflection nebula NGC 1977 in this Hubble image. The jet (the orange object at the bottom center of the image) is being emitted by the young star Parengo 2042, which is embedded in a disk of debris that could give rise to…

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The best 2021 Black Friday deals from Best Buy, Walmart, Amazon, and more

If you’re trying to score the best Black Friday deals, then you’re in the right place. As 2021 comes to a close, right now is the time to get your holiday shopping done. Maybe you’re looking for common Black Friday deals like the best laptops or the best TVs. Or perhaps you’re looking for something…