A matter of matter: Demonstrating destructive quantum interference using Bose-Einstein condensates
African-American homeownership increasingly less stable and more risky
(Phys.org) —While historical barriers that excluded Black America from the homeowner market for decades have crumbled, there are signs that emerging types of racial inequality are making homeownership an ...
Fake violations of Bell tests reinforce importance of closing loopholes
Physicists close two loopholes while violating local realism
Quantum guessing game reveals insight into stronger-than-quantum correlations
America's cities are increasingly segregated by education, says economist
America's cities are dividing themselves into two distinct groups, with college-educated workers increasingly clustering in desirable places that less-educated people cannot afford, according to new Stanford ...
Time to dethrone GDP as a measure of national success, researcher says
(Phys.org) —Gross Domestic Product is a misleading measure of national success, say ANU experts.
A life well spent: Consume now (in case you die early)
You only live once. Carpe diem. You can't take it with you. As often as we hear these clichés, they might include some real economic wisdom for some, according to research led by Princeton University's Woodrow ...
Income inequality now greater in China than in US
(Phys.org) —Income inequality has been rising rapidly in China and now surpasses that of the U.S. by a large margin, say University of Michigan researchers.
Monogamy reduces major social problems of polygamist cultures: study
In cultures that permit men to take multiple wives, the intra-sexual competition that occurs causes greater levels of crime, violence, poverty and gender inequality than in societies that institutionalize and practice monogamous ...
Experimentally testing nonlocality in many-body systems
In a recent study published in Science, researchers at ICFO construct multipartite Bell inequalities built from the easiest-to-measure quantities, the two-body correlators, which are capable of revealing ...
Random, but not by chance: A quantum random-number generator for encryption, security
Researchers have devised a new kind of random number generator, for encrypted communications and other uses, that is cryptographically secure, inherently private and - most importantly - certified random by ...
The entropy of nations: Global energy inequality lessens, but for how long?
The 18th century writer Adam Smith provided a workable metaphor for the way society utilizes resources. In his book "The Wealth of Nations," he argued that even as individuals strive, through personal industry, ...
New study finds earliest evidence yet of differential access to land
Hereditary inequality began over 7,000 years ago in the early Neolithic era, with new evidence showing that farmers buried with tools had access to better land than those buried without.