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Submission + - Every black hole contains a new universe (phys.org) 1

Eponymous Hero writes: Quantum gravity explained! Well, maybe not. But the "torsion" theory is interesting to say the least. You can tell it's gonna be a great one because, like all the greats, it raises more questions than it answers and it answers a lot of questions. The article is layman-friendly and gets us started:

'For example, what do we know about the parent universe and the black hole inside which our own universe resides? How many layers of parent universes would we have? How can we test that our universe lives in a black hole?'

Submission + - A boost for quantum reality (nature.com)

Eponymous Hero writes: FTA: "The philosophical status of the wavefunction — the entity that determines the probability of different outcomes of measurements on quantum-mechanical particles — would seem to be an unlikely subject for emotional debate. Yet online discussion of a paper claiming to show mathematically that the wavefunction is real has ranged from ardently star-struck to downright vitriolic since the article was first released as a preprint in November 2011."

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