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Spooky Action at a Distance

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Science  06 Nov 2015:
Vol. 350, Issue 6261, pp. 639
DOI: 10.1126/science.aad6372

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The concept of nonlocality, wherein a particle can influence the behavior of another particle even if they are miles apart, is, according to George Musser, "the mother of all physicsriddles." In just under 300 pages, Musser deftly traces the history of our quest to understand this curious phenomenon, covering an ambitious breadth of challenging topics from string theory to the multiverse to the unification of physics.