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Quantum Advantage Showdowns Have No Clear Winners

Last month, physicists at Toronto-based startup Xanadu published a curious experiment in Nature in which they generated seemingly random numbers. During the pandemic, they built a tabletop machine named Borealis, consisting of lasers,…

Science Needs to Shrink Its Carbon Footprint

What is science worth? For many researchers, the answer is “priceless.” It's not just that science has provided the basis for modern life through sanitation and energy and electricity and telecommunications or that technology gives us…

News Briefs from around the World: July 2022

MEXICO Scientists discovered six new species of micro frog, including one that now holds the record for Mexico's smallest frog. When fully grown, these forest amphibians are smaller than a human thumbnail. ARGENTINA Genetic analysis…

A Long-Lost Rare Crayfish Resurfaces in an Alabama Cave

Historically, Shelta Cave was one of the most diverse cave systems in the eastern United States. Long before Niemiller and other scientists came along, beetles, salamanders, shrimp, crayfish, and other animals lived out their days in the…

Hope Dims that the U.S. Can Meet 2030 Climate Goals

CLIMATEWIRE | Nearly everything needs to go right for America to reach the climate targets set by President Joe Biden. So far, very little has. The Supreme Court has limited EPA’s authority to craft greenhouse gas regulations for power…