Physicists see electron vortices for the first time

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 public domain Although they are separate particles, water molecules flow together like liquids, producing streams, waves, eddies, and other classical fluid phenomena. Not so with electricity. Although an electric current is also a construction of individual particles – in this case electrons – the particles are so small that any collective behavior between … Read more

Physicists see electron vortices for the first time

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 public domain Although they are separate particles, water molecules flow together like liquids, producing streams, waves, eddies, and other classical fluid phenomena. Not so with electricity. Although an electric current is also a construction of individual particles – in this case electrons – the particles are so small that any collective behavior between … Read more

‘The worst version’ of COVID is spreading. Can we update our vaccines in time?

Over the past 18 months, the original COVID-19 vaccines — first as a two-dose series, then as a booster — have done an extraordinary job of protecting us from illness, hospitalization, and death. In 2020 alone, they saved almost 20 million lives worldwide. Even today, unvaccinated Americans are twice as likely as vaccinated Americans to … Read more

The big resignation shows that it is time to rethink the dignity of workers

(Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images.) Companies and their employees have been stuck in a spiral of layoffs for more than a year. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were more than 47 million voluntarily Layoffs — nearly a third of the workforce — in 2021. These layoffs have been focused on low-wage service … Read more

Can we time travel? A theoretical physicist gives some answers

Time travel is a regular feature in popular culture, with countless time travel storylines appearing in movies, television, and literature. But it’s a surprisingly old idea: one could argue that the Greek tragedy Oedipus RexWritten by Sophocles over 2500 years ago, is the first travelogue. But is time travel actually possible? Given the popularity of … Read more

Ken Griffin’s announcement about the Citadel move comes at a politically odd time for the billionaire

When Illinois’ richest man, Ken Griffin, announced Thursday that he plans to relocate the headquarters of his investment firm from Chicago to Miami, it was not only an important development for Citadel, but also came at an interesting time politically billionaire hedge fund manager. Illinois Republican voters on Tuesday are poised to accept or reject … Read more

Former Obama economist warns stagflation threat level is ‘highest in a long time’

Thomas Hoenig, former Kansas City Federal Reserve Chairman, intervenes, arguing that a “recession is a fair decision.” According to former President Barack Obama’s chief economic adviser, the risk of the US economy returning to a 1970s-style stagflation scenario is at its highest in decades. Jason Furman, a Harvard University professor who previously chaired the Council … Read more

Can media companies survive a recession? Executives say they are in stronger shape this time

Delegates queue at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, Cannes, France, June 2019 Cannes lions As media execs meet advertising executives for a glass of rose at this week’s annual Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, they can’t help but talk about the disconnect between hanging out with celebrities on yachts and the creeping … Read more

Can media companies survive a recession? Executives say they are in stronger shape this time

Delegates queue at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, Cannes, France, June 2019 Cannes lions As media execs meet advertising executives for a glass of rose at this week’s annual Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, they can’t help but talk about the disconnect between hanging out with celebrities on yachts and the creeping … Read more

US home prices surpass $400,000 for the first time ever

The average US home price broke through $400,000 for the first time in May, even as sales plummeted for a fourth straight month and rising mortgage rates discouraged first-time buyers. The median selling price for existing homes set a new record of $407,600, up 14.8 percent from a year earlier, the National Association of Realtors … Read more