Quantum Breakthrough: Scientists Extend Qubit’s Life

Scientists have shown that they can extend the life of a molecular qubit by changing the surrounding crystal structure to be less symmetric. The asymmetry protects the qubit from noise, enabling it to hold information five times longer than if it existed in a symmetric structure. Credit: MIT/Dan Lorenza stability in asymmetry By breaking the … Read more

Learning mitigates genetic drift Scientific reports

Genetic drift describes random fluctuations in allelic diversity in a population. In this article, we conclude that a systematic increase in an organism’s chances of survival in response to a random source of death, for example, learning from experience, mitigates genetic drift (a decrease in the number of alleles) even when overall mortality rates remain … Read more

Wildlife Conference promotes protection of sharks and other species

Confiscated shark fins were shown during a press conference in Doral, Florida, in 2020. An international conference on trade in endangered species ended Friday in Panama, with more than 500 species protected. Wilfredo Lee / Associated Press PANAMA CITY — An international wildlife conference has moved to enact some of the most important protections for … Read more

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Anna Robertson has been on a successful career as an Emmy Award-winning media professional, following an arc that included working with legendary journalist Diane Sawyer, covering major stories of the 2000s, including 9/11, the Iraq War and Hurricane Katrina, and handling production duties Supreme on “Good Morning America”. But a series of events and testimonies … Read more

The study looks at a rare Icn-type supernova

Diagrams of the searcher for SN 2022ann (right) and its host galaxy, SDSS J101729.72–022535.6 (center and left). Credit: Davis et al. , 2022. An international team of astronomers has conducted optical and near-infrared observations of a rare Icn-type supernova known as SN 2022ann. Study results posted November 9 on a preprint server arXivsheds more light … Read more

Greater genetic diversity is needed in human pluripotent stem cell models

While the need for more diverse hPSC resources is clear, significant challenges remain regarding the expansion of cell populations and the implementation of these resources in vitro. First, it is critical to recognize that current efforts toward greater inclusivity exist within a historical context of discrimination, where actions as well as inactions have eroded trust … Read more

The Wildlife Conference promotes the protection of sharks and turtles

panama city — An international wildlife conference has moved to enact some of the most important protections for the species of sharks targeted in the flipper trade and the scores of turtles, lizards and frogs whose numbers have been decimated by the pet trade. The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna … Read more

‘A tangle of indolence’: hundreds of threatened species restoration plans to expire in the next six months | endangered species

Hundreds of plans to restore threatened species will come to fruition in the next six months as the government considers how to fix Australia’s flawed system of environmental protection. documents released To Guardian Australia under freedom of information laws detailing how a lack of resources, disagreement with state governments and a growing list of endangered … Read more