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Listen to Quanta Magazine's in-depth news stories about developments in mathematics, theoretical physics, theoretical computer science and the basic life sciences. Quanta, an editorially independent magazine published by the Simons Foundation, seeks to enhance public understanding of basic research. Read more at QuantaMagazine.org.

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    • Natural Sciences

Listen to Quanta Magazine's in-depth news stories about developments in mathematics, theoretical physics, theoretical computer science and the basic life sciences. Quanta, an editorially independent magazine published by the Simons Foundation, seeks to enhance public understanding of basic research. Read more at QuantaMagazine.org.

    A Newfound Source of Cellular Order in the Chemistry of Life

    A Newfound Source of Cellular Order in the Chemistry of Life

    Inside cells, droplets of biomolecules called condensates merge, divide and dissolve. Their dance may regulate vital processes. Read more at QuantaMagazine.org. Music is “Winner, Winner” by Kevin MacLeod.

    • 28 min
    The Mystery of Mistletoe’s Missing Genes

    The Mystery of Mistletoe’s Missing Genes

    Mistletoes have all but shut down the powerhouses of their cells. Scientists are still trying to understand the plants’ unorthodox survival strategy. Read more at QuantaMagazine.org. Music is “Sugar Zone” by Silent Partner.

    • 12 min
    The New History of the Milky Way

    The New History of the Milky Way

    Over the past two years, astronomers have rewritten the story of our galaxy. Read more at QuantaMagazine.org. Music is “Cast of Pods” by Doug Maxwell.

    • 16 min
    Scientists Uncover the Universal Geometry of Geology

    Scientists Uncover the Universal Geometry of Geology

    An exercise in pure mathematics has led to a wide-ranging theory of how the world comes together. Read more at QuantaMagazine.org. Music is “Sugar Zone” by Silent Partner.

    • 23 min
    The Most Famous Paradox in Physics Nears Its End

    The Most Famous Paradox in Physics Nears Its End

    In a landmark series of calculations, physicists have proved that black holes can shed information, which seems impossible by definition. The work appears to resolve a paradox that Stephen Hawking first described five decades ago. Read more at QuantaMagazine.org. Music is “The Banquet” by Hainbach.

    • 37 min
    Quantum Tunnels Show How Particles Can Break the Speed of Light

    Quantum Tunnels Show How Particles Can Break the Speed of Light

    Recent experiments show that particles should be able to go faster than light when they quantum mechanically “tunnel” through walls. Read more at QuantaMagazine.org. Music is “Good Times” by Patrick Patrikios.

    • 22 min

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