Light from ancient quasars helps confirm quantum entanglement

New research boosts the case for quantum entanglement. Scientists have used distant quasars, one of which emitted its light 7.8 billion years ago and the other 12.2 billion years ago, to determine the measurements to be made on pairs of entangled photons. They found correlations among more than 30,000 pairs of photons — far exceeding the limit for a classically based mechanism.
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Longevity examined: an ancient Greek’s very modern views on ageing

Longevity examined: an ancient Greek’s very modern views on ageing

Longevity examined: an ancient Greek’s very modern views on ageing, Published online: 20 August 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-05986-1

Stanley M. Burstein and Caleb E. Finch reveal how a work by classical physician Galen pioneered the idea of the ‘healthspan’.
Source: Nature

The ancient seeds of the opioid crisis, a love letter to physics, and a ticket to the termite circus: Books in brief

The ancient seeds of the opioid crisis, a love letter to physics, and a ticket to the termite circus: Books in brief

The ancient seeds of the opioid crisis, a love letter to physics, and a ticket to the termite circus: Books in brief, Published online: 15 August 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-05940-1

Barbara Kiser reviews five of the week’s best science picks.
Source: Nature

Origins and spread of Eurasian fruits traced to the ancient Silk Road

Studies of ancient plant remains from a medieval archaeological site in the Pamir Mountains of Uzbekistan have shown that fruits, such as apples, peaches, apricots, and melons, were cultivated in the foothills of Inner Asia. The archaeobotanical study is among the first systematic analyses of medieval agricultural crops in the heart of the ancient Silk Road.
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Author Correction: Ancient hepatitis B viruses from the Bronze Age to the Medieval period

Author Correction: Ancient hepatitis B viruses from the Bronze Age to the Medieval period

Author Correction: Ancient hepatitis B viruses from the Bronze Age to the Medieval period, Published online: 14 August 2018; doi:10.1038/s41586-018-0406-6

Author Correction: Ancient hepatitis B viruses from the Bronze Age to the Medieval period
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Ancient pottery factory unveiled in Israel

Ancient pottery factory unveiled in IsraelIsraeli archaeologists on Tuesday unveiled what they said was a major pottery plant which produced wine storage jars continuously from Roman to Byzantine times. The Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) said that excavations near the town of Gedera, south of Tel Aviv, revealed the factory and an adjacent leisure complex of 20 bathing pools and a room used for board games. Excavation director Alla Nagorsky told journalists at the site that from the third century AD the plant produced vessels of a type known to historians as “Gaza” jars for an unbroken period of 600 years.


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