Scientists have figured out how to unlock an extra dimension of time. Researchers at the Flatiron Institute’s Center for Computational Quantum Physics determined that firing lasers in a rhythmic pattern inspired by the Fibonacci sequence will jiggle a strand of ytterbium ions inside a quantum computer in just the right way to create a completely new, strange phase of matter that behaves as if it has two dimensions of time.
This week’s newsletter comes at you from that second dimension.
A Mickey Mantle baseball card sold for a record $12.6 million. The auction netted a handsome profit for Anthony Giordano, a New Jersey “waste management entrepreneur” who bought the card for $50,000 in 1991.
A Minecraft player completed the inconceivable. Twitch streamer Mystical Midget, watched by hundreds of his friends, spent 2,500 hours marching to the edge of the Minecraft self-generated world, and fell off.