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Scholarly Peer Review is an Age-Old Practice, But Publishing is Changing
For Peer Review Week, Rachel Burley, APS Chief Publications Officer, reflects on the future of one of science’s most vital processes.
The Surprising Physics of How Dogs and Cats Drink Water
Yes, they lap. But what does that mean?
Opinion: Climate Doomism Disregards the Science
Climate change is a highway, not a cliff, and we can still take the exit ramp.
As the Congressional Science Fellowship Turns 50, Former Fellows Reflect on Their Experience — and Where They Are Now
On Capitol Hill and beyond, three former fellows recall the skills they still use today.
White House Sets Research Priorities for 2025, Emphasizing “Trustworthy” AI and US Competitiveness
The White House released its annual priorities memo, alluding to spending cuts.
This Month in Physics History
October 1998: Trespasser Makes History As The First Video Game to Incorporate a Complete “Physics Engine” — And Flops
How Searching for the Higgs Prepared this Physicist to be an AI Leader in the Corporate World
For Sarah Schlobohm, a physics degree led naturally to machine learning.
The 40-Year-Old Gallery of Fluid Motion Goes Traveling
The famous gallery, showcasing the dazzling flows of gases and liquids, will appear in a National Academy of Sciences exhibit in DC this winter. Next year, it heads to Salt Lake City.
Physicists Fill in Wikipedia’s Gaps on Climate Science
From solar cells to regional climate impacts, APS “Wiki Scientists” are making the science clearer, one page at a time.
It’s Tough to Teach Computation in Advanced Physics Labs — So Physicists Workshopped It
In June, 12 faculty gathered at a Reichert Foundation workshop to brainstorm computation-based modules that instructors can incorporate into advanced labs.
APS Announces Recipients of the Fall 2023 Prizes and Awards
APS recognizes outstanding achievement in research, education, and public service.
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