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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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    • 4.6 • 408 Ratings

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.

You've learned from Quanta. Now we want to learn from you! Quanta is conducting a series of surveys to better serve our audience. Take our podcast listener survey and you will be entered to win a free Quanta book, t-shirt or tote bag: quantamag.typeform.com/podcast

    Extra-Long Blasts Challenge Our Theories of Cosmic Cataclysms

    Extra-Long Blasts Challenge Our Theories of Cosmic Cataclysms

    Everything is made of stardust. Gamma-ray bursts may help physicists learn how each element in the periodic table is born in the cosmos.

    • 25 min
    Meet Strange Metals: Where Electricity May Flow Without Electrons

    Meet Strange Metals: Where Electricity May Flow Without Electrons

    When it comes to bizarre forms of electricity, superconductivity is just the beginning.

    • 20 min
    In the Gut's 'Second Brain,' Key Agents of Health Emerge

    In the Gut's 'Second Brain,' Key Agents of Health Emerge

    Gut feelings, like the stomachache one might get from overeating, are driven by the enteric "second brain" in our digestive systems.

    • 17 min
    During Pregnancy, a Fake 'Infection' Protects the Fetus

    During Pregnancy, a Fake 'Infection' Protects the Fetus

    The placenta has a unique trick for keeping immune defenses on standby, even when no viral infections threaten a pregnancy.

    • 9 min
    Why the Human Brain Perceives Small Numbers Better

    Why the Human Brain Perceives Small Numbers Better

    A recent neurological study provides an unprecedented look at how number sense works in the human brain.

    • 21 min
    Inside Scientists' Life-Saving Prediction of the Iceland Eruption

    Inside Scientists' Life-Saving Prediction of the Iceland Eruption

    An Icelandic peninsula that hadn't seen any volcanism for 800 years has now awoken. Eruptions could continue for decades or even centuries.

    • 22 min

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