A quantum menace will get its second of fame

I first heard the phrase “quantum Y2K moment” in March, at a conference sponsored by the University of Bristol, UK. The idea that a quantum computer could break the cryptographic systems that protect Internet traffic was news to me, and I thought at the time that it...

Is Butter a Wholesome Fats?

Butter is making a comeback as a healthy fat. But are the claims for the benefits of butter for real? Johanna writes: “I was recently surprised to hear a nutritionist encourage people to use butter, calling it a healthy fat. I've always avoided butter because of the...

Flu Season Size Could Differ by Metropolis Dimension

Work suggests preparedness strategy should differ by location The length of the flu season may vary depending on where you live, with large cities enduring longer periods of transmission and smaller cities experiencing shorter, but more explosive, spread, a new study...