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The Manchin-Schumer Deal May Have Saved the Climate Fight

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An approach to quantum key distribution based on high-quality quantum entanglement

Remarkably, quantum key distribution protocols such as the Bennett–Brassard scheme provide information-theoretic security. However, quantum protocols realized so far are subject to a new class of attacks exploiting a mismatch between the quantum states or measurements implemented and their theoretical modeling, as demonstrated in numerous experiments. For the first time, an international team of scientists

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Human herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV-1), a life-long infection spread by oral contact, infects most adults globally. It commonly causes lip sores. Following primary infection, the virus becomes latent in sensory neurons. The virus can reactivate when triggered by psychological or physiological stress, resulting in recurrent labial lesions. The latest research by an international team

Earth’s ancient water cycle was key to making continents

Water is an essential ingredient in transforming primitive mantle-derived rocks into buoyant continental crust, thereby driving the irreversible differentiation of Earth’s lithosphere. A new Curtin University study has found that water was transported much deeper in the early Earth than previously thought, shedding new light on how the continents were originally formed. Lead researcher, Dr.

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Scientists from the Natural History Museum in the UK have discovered over 30 potentially new species living at the bottom of the sea. The new species were collected from the abyssal plains of the Clarion-Clipperton Zone in the central Pacific using a remotely operated vehicle (ROV). The Clarion-Clipperton Zone (CCZ) covers over five million square

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