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Sunday Science: New Technique To Reveal Virtual Particles

The experiment this week is about an experiment which will measure nothing. But not any nothing. A very specific nothing, that's the vacuum of quantum electrodynamics.

My favourite physics paper of the week is a new idea for how to coax virtual particles out of the quantum vacuum and into revealing themselves. ,Sabine Hossenfelder

Genes That Boost Fertility Also Shorten Our Life, Study Suggests
Carl Zimmer

A study of DNA from half a million volunteers supports an old evolutionary theory about why our bodies eventually wear out.
New York Times
December 8, 2023