This Week in Science: Quantum Cheshire Cats, a Loving Octomom and a Lemon-Shaped Moon

August 1, 2014 1:05 PM

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This Week in Science: Quantum Cheshire Cats, a Loving Octomom and a Lemon-Shaped Moon

Physicists created a quantum "Cheshire Cat" by separating a neutron's magnetic moment--a property tied to a particle's spin--and the neutron itself (much as the Alice in Wonderland cat's smile can be found separately from its owner). A female California octopus brooded over her eggs for 4.5 years, the longest period of any animal ever recorded.

Sleep-deprived people are more likely to form false memories, and those who drink heavily in middle age perform worse on memory tests later in life. A series of large craters found across Siberia may be sinkholes with a twist. One of the current theories is that the caverns were formed by both the ...

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