Mysterious “X” Particle for the Second Quantum Revolution (Planet Earth Report)

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It’s been a few busy days on our light blue dot, with news stories ranging from three theories about Omicron’s origins to the “faint sun paradox” revealing a narrow window of life to an elusive particle from the dawn of time explains that the reality of science stands at a crossroads: human brains or algorithms?

How humans change evolution. Why we live in a time of unnatural selection, reports BBC Future – “Humanity’s impact on living organisms – both intentional and unintentional – causes them to evolve in new and unusual ways. But how far can human-driven adaptation go? “

A solution to the faint sun paradox reveals a narrow window of life, reports Jonathan O’Callaghan for Quanta. “When the sun was 30% weaker, the Earth should have frozen solid. Still, the water flowed and life flourished. The solution to the paradox shows that we may have the weak sun to blame for the existence of life – with critical consequences for the possibility of life outside the Earth. “

Where did Omicron come from? Three central theories – The highly transmissible variant appeared with a host of unusual mutations. Now researchers are trying to figure out how it evolved, Nature reports.

A mysterious ‘X-particle’ could help explain the birth of reality -Researchers obtained groundbreaking evidence of an elusive particle from the dawn of time at the Large Hadron Collider, Becky Ferreira reports for Motherboard Vice.

Human brains or algorithms? On the frontiers of thought –-Science today stands at a crossroads: will its progress be driven by human minds or by the machines we have created? reports David C Krakauer to Aeon.com

‘Do not strike’: humanity could avert the asteroid Armageddon, scientists say – The planet is likely to be spared from a catastrophic end if a 10 km wide terrestrial asteroid was discovered, analysis shows, reports The Guardian Science.

A billion years of time are mysteriously missing. Scientists think they know why. -The great discrepancy has confused geologists for a century. New research indicates that glaciers are the culprit, reports Becky Ferreira for Motherboard Vice.

We almost forgot the moon trees –A collection of tree seeds that went around and around the moon was scattered far and wide at home, reports Marina Koren for The Atlantic Science.

Identified: the oldest known remains of modern humans in Africa – Volcanic ash dating indicates that the remains are at least 230,000 years old, reports Big Think.

The Second Quantum Revolution –-Inventions like the transistor and the laser changed the world. What changes will the second quantum revolution bring? reports Symmetry.com

2022 could be a turning point in the study of UFO reports Leonard David for Space.com – Interest in UFOs continues to grow, both among scientists and officials.

The sinister consequences of the multiverse– “” If space is truly infinite, “notes cosmologist Dan Hooper, head of the Theoretical Astrophysics Group at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, in At the Edge of Time,” the implications are staggering. “Within an infinite surface of space, it would be difficult to see any reason why there would not be an infinite number of galaxies, stars and planets, and even an infinite number of intelligent or conscious beings, scattered beyond this limitless volume.” Maxwell Moe for The Daily Galaxy.

Can we prove that the world is not a simulation? -You may think we have conclusive evidence that we are not in a simulation. That’s impossible, reports David J. Chalmers of Nautilus.

Killer whales are capable of killing and eating blue whales, scientists confirm “Recordings in the seas off Australia proved that the killer whale’s predatory will is inevitable, even for adults of the largest species that have ever lived,” the New York Times reports.

Thousands of coma patients may be conscious, but we ignore them, says pioneering neuroscientist – It is usually assumed that a person in a vegetative state has no awareness of the world around them, reports Dr. Adrian Owen, who was groundbreaking research that has proven the opposite, explains why we need to talk to these patients. BBC Science Focus.

Tonga Volcano: What the Tongan volcanic eruption can teach us about the history of Mars, The eruption of the volcano Hunga-Tonga-Hunga-Ha’apai is believed to be a once-in-a-lifetime event. Now, scientists studying the explosion are revealing information that could help us better understand Mars’ volcanic past, reports BBC Science Focus.

The Bennu asteroid is unlikely to hit Earth for the next 300 years.“Bennu is a 500-meter-wide asteroid that orbits our sun and follows an orbit that periodically brings it alarmingly close to planet Earth. NASA scientists have used new data and complex computer models to predict the exact path of the Bennu asteroid. of the next 300 years, according to Icarus. Of particular interest is the probability of an asteroid impact, which for a Bennus-sized asteroid could leave a 3-6-mile wide crater and pack the energy from more than 1.1 billion tons of TNT. ” Report NOW.

How the ancient Romans built roads to last for thousands of years -There is a reason why the saying ‘All roads lead to Rome’ is still a thing, reports ZME Science.

Finding the world’s deepest shipwreck, reports Stephen Dowling for BBC Futures – “In 1944, the USS Johnston sank after a battle against the world’s largest battleship. More than 75 years later, its wreck was finally located, 6 km (3.7 miles) below the waves.”

Meet the man who can explain the first 3 billion years of life on our planet, reports CNN- “Rocks, cliffs, quarries dug into the ground. Not much for most of us to look at, but for paleontologist Andrew Knoll they radiate meaning and tell a story he says is far greater and filled with more plottwists than any Hollywood blockbuster. “

How exactly does the planet Earth move through the universe? – The solar system is not a vortex, but rather the sum of all our great cosmic movements. This is how we move through space, reports Big Think.

What is quantum information? asks Nathan Collins about Symmetry-Quantum information breaks the rules of classical information in a way that could allow us to answer questions that a classical computer cannot.

“Unsolved Mystery” – Strange particle from Deep Space discovered at Antarctica’s South Pole, reports Maxwell Moe for The Daily Galaxy. “They say big discoveries often start with someone saying ‘What, it’s weird,'” notes Tyce DeYoung, a member of the IceCube and HAWC collaborations, two large international groups of physicists who build and conduct experiments to discover the highest energy particles in the Universe in an email to The Daily Galaxy. “But unfortunately most of the time we say ‘It’s weird’, it’s really just some everyday weirdness, not a big discovery.” “

Scientists say the laws of physics may change -Cosmos is stranger than we know, reports Futurism.

The country inoculating against disinformation -Subject to repeated disinformation campaigns, the small Baltic country Estonia sees media awareness as part of its digital-first culture and national security reports BBC Future.

Coffee threatened: Key crops face major changes as world warms, reports BBC Science – “The parts of the world that are suitable for growing coffee, cashews and avocados will change dramatically as the world warms up, according to a new study. Key coffee regions in Brazil, Indonesia, Vietnam and Colombia will all” drastic decline “by around 50% by 2050.

The McGurk effect: An auditory illusion that shows how strongly our senses deceive us -What is particularly bizarre about the McGurk effect is that knowing that you are being fooled does not correct your perceptions, reports Big Think.

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Quantum century to events that could have ended humanity
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