The ‘Mount Everest’ of bacteria discovered in Caribbean swamps

The ‘Mount Everest’ of bacteria discovered in Caribbean swamps

This microscope photo provided by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in June 2022 shows thin strands of Thiomargarita magnifica bacteria cells next to a US dime coin.Tomas Tyml/The Associated Press The largest-known bacterium – a vermicelli-shaped organism that was discovered in shallow mangrove swamps in the Caribbean and is big enough to be seen with … Read more

Anticipating US downturn, Elon Musk details Tesla staff cuts

Anticipating US downturn, Elon Musk details Tesla staff cuts

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said there were unresolved issues with the Twitter deal, including the debt portion of the deal and the number of spam users.ALY SONG/Reuters Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, said a 10% cut in salaried staff at the electric car maker will happen over three months, as the world’s richest man predicted … Read more

US Capitol Police arrest seven people linked to Colbert show, charging them with unlawful entry

US Capitol Police arrest seven people linked to Colbert show, charging them with unlawful entry

US Capitol Police said Friday that officers arrested seven unauthorized people in a congressional office building Thursday night and charged them with unlawful entry. The people identified themselves as being affiliated with CBS’ Late Show with Stephen Colberta person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press. Another person familiar with the matter provided the … Read more

Physicists Say They’ve Built an Atom Laser That Can Run ‘Forever’

Physicists Say They’ve Built an Atom Laser That Can Run ‘Forever’

A new breakthrough has allowed physicists to create a beam of atoms that behaves the same way as a laser, and that can theoretically stay on “forever”. This might finally mean the technology is on its way to practical application, although significant limitations still apply. Nevertheless, this is a huge step forward for what is … Read more

Researchers Discovered a New Kind of Higgs Relative in The Unlikeliest of Places

Researchers Discovered a New Kind of Higgs Relative in The Unlikeliest of Places

Sometimes the discovery of new physics demands insane levels of energy. Big machinery. fancy equipment. Countless hours of sifting through reams of data. And then sometimes the right combination of materials can open a doorway to invisible realms in a space little bigger than a tabletop. Take this new kind of relative to the Higgs … Read more

Something’s Glowing at The Galactic Core, And We Could Be Closer to Solving The Mystery

Something’s Glowing at The Galactic Core, And We Could Be Closer to Solving The Mystery

Something deep in the heart of the Milky Way galaxy is glowing with gamma radiation, and nobody can figure out for sure what it might be. Colliding dark matter has been proposed, ruled out, and then tentatively reconsidered. Dense, rapidly rotating objects called pulsars were also considered as candidate sources of the high-energy rays, before … Read more

An Ancient Namibian Stone Could Hold The Key to Unlocking Quantum Computers

An Ancient Namibian Stone Could Hold The Key to Unlocking Quantum Computers

One of the ways we can fully realize the potential of quantum computers is by basing them on both light and matter – this way, information can be stored and processed, but also travel at the speed of light. Scientists have just taken a step closer to this goal, by successfully producing the largest hybrid … Read more