Physicists Create Quantum Link Between Photons That Don't Exist At the Same Time
sciencehabit writes "Physicists have long known that quantum mechanics allows for a subtle connection between quantum particles called entanglement, in which measuring one particle can instantly set the otherwise uncertain condition, or 'state,' of another particle—even if it's light years away. Now, experimenters in Israel have shown that they can entangle two photons that don't even exist at the same time. Anton Zeilinger, a physicist at the University of Vienna, says that the experiment demonstrates just how slippery the concepts of quantum mechanics are. 'It's really neat because it shows more or less that quantum events are outside our everyday notions of space and time.'"
Scientists Find Vitamin C Kills Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis
AndyKrish writes "A BBC story reports that scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Yeshiva University found Vitamin C kills drug resistant tuberculosis (abstract). Though results are preliminary — the lead investigator of the study said, 'We have only been able to demonstrate this in a test tube, and we don't know if it will work in humans and in animals' — this is an exciting development in the fight against drug-resistant TB."
French split over English at universities
PARIS (Reuters) - Defenders of the French language are furious at plans to introduce courses taught in English at public universities, arguing that France must protect itself against linguistic...
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At War Blog: ROTC Returns to CUNY More Than Four Decades After Removal
Former Secretary of State Colin Powell is expected to attend a ceremony welcoming the Reserve Officer Training Corps back to the City University of New York.
Study: Exercise acts as shield against cancer, even 20 years on
A study from the University of Vermont that tracked 17,000 men found those who exercised had a 68 percent less chance of contacting lung cancer and 38 percent lower chance of colorectal cancers than other men. The study tracked the men for some 20 years.