Plate tectonics goes global

Today, the entire globe is broken up into tectonic plates that are shifting past each other, causing the continents to drift slowly but steadily. But this has not always been the case.

Social networks can support academic success

Social networks have been found to influence academic performance: students tend to perform better with high-performers among their friends, as some people are capable of inspiring others to try harder, according to Sofia ...

Sharing a secret... the quantum way

Researchers at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, have demonstrated a record setting quantum protocol for sharing a secret amongst many parties. The team created an 11-dimensional quantum state ...

Fostering a sustainable use of phosphorus

Phosphorus is critical to food security, ecosystem functioning, and human activities. Urbanization and dietary changes, and in particular industrial use of P for chemical fertilizer production, have led to a declining trend, ...

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