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An Inside Look at Probiotics

Do probiotics facilitate the recolonization of gut bacteria? A new study suggests the answer is not so simple

Every day, millions of people take probiotics – preparations containing live bacteria that are meant to fortify their immune systems, prevent disease or repair the adverse effects of antibiotics.

Do probiotics facilitate the recolonization of gut bacteria? A new study suggests the answer is not so simple

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Light Exchange

A quantum gate between atoms and photons may help in scaling up quantum computers

The quantum computers of the future will be able to perform computations that cannot be done on today’s computers. These may likely include the ability to crack the encryption that is currently used for secure electronic transactions, as well as the means to efficiently solve unwieldy problems in which the number of possible solutions increases exponentially.

A quantum gate between atoms and photons may help in scaling up quantum computers

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The Lazy Bacterium

A new model of bacterial growth shows that a certain amount of idleness may enable the cell to adapt quickly to a change in fortune

Bertrand Russel famously railed against the idea that idleness is the root of all evil, writing in his essay In Praise of Idleness that: “There is far too much work done in the world…immense harm is caused by the belief that work is virtuous.

A new model of bacterial growth shows that a certain amount of idleness may enable the cell to adapt quickly to a change in fortune

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Newton Comes to Social Media

A new online initiative promotes personalized teaching

Newton and Einstein did not have the benefit of social media, but a new online initiative is bringing their work to hundreds of high school students in new and interesting ways.

A new online initiative promotes personalized teaching

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