Best of Last Week–Magnetic devils staircase, a skinlike display and conscious mind might be less in control than thought

(—It was an interesting week in physics as an international team of researchers found that quantum coherence and quantum entanglement are two sides of the same coin—they found a way to show that the two are operationally equivalent. Also, another international team observed a magnetic “devil’s staircase”—microscopic analysis of cobalt oxide revealed multiple instances of magnetic structures with degenerate or equal magnetic energies. —> Read More