Quirks & Quarks

This Week: Spooky Action at a Distance

Albert Einstein called it "spooky action at a distance." And this week, we speak to a science writer who suggests that these exotic events are revealing deeper truths about the strangeness that really underlies our universe.

Strangeness of quantum entanglement

One of the strangest discoveries in physics, in the last 100 years, is a handful of occasions when the universe seems to operate by something you might just call magic. These are exotic events happening in quantum mechanics, such as quantum entanglement, where all normal rules of physics don't apply. Even Albert Einstein called it "spooky action at a distance." And this week, we speak to a science writer who suggests that these exotic events are revealing deeper truths about the strangeness that really underlies our universe.

Plus - Adelie Penguins benefit from climate change; bees and plants both suffer from neonic pesticides; and some ancient molars reveal secrets of our cousins, the Denisovans.

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