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This Is Why Physicists Think String Theory Might Be Our 'Theory Of Everything'

It’s one of the most brilliant, controversial and unproven ideas in all of physics: string theory. At the heart of string theory is the thread of an idea that’s run through physics for centuries, that at some fundamental level, all the different forces, particles, interactions and manifestations of …

Quantum Mechanics

Apple now lets you download a copy of all the data it has on you

Apple is now giving users the opportunity to download a copy of all the data the company has collected from them. This includes App Store and iTunes activity, Apple ID account and device information, online and retail store activity, AppleCare support history, and more.<p>The tool is part of Apple’s …

Apps

Dazzling Elements of Ancient Islamic Architecture We Still See Today

Islamic architecture is one of the world's most celebrated building traditions. Known for its radiant colors, rich patterns, and symmetrical silhouettes, this distinctive approach has been popular in the Muslim world since the 7th century.<p>While Islamic architecture comprises several styles across …

Trillions Upon Trillions of Viruses Fall From the Sky Each Day

High in the Sierra Nevada mountains of Spain, an international team of researchers set out four buckets to gather a shower of viruses falling from the sky.<p>Scientists have surmised there is a stream of viruses circling the planet, above the planet’s weather systems but below the level of airline …

Biology

Inside an enormous abandoned airport in Berlin that’s coming back to life

BERLIN — As rents rise in many of the world’s major cities, it’s almost unheard of to find any unused space. But in the heart of Berlin sits an empty area so massive that it’s the size of an entire country.<p>Tempelhof Field was once the world’s largest airport, the same size as the principality of …

Germany

Babies can logically reason even before they can talk

Jean Piaget was wrong<p>One-year-old babies may not be able to speak, but they are able to think logically, according to new research that shows the earliest known foundation of our ability to reason.<p>Legendary psychologist Jean Piaget believed that we didn’t have logical reasoning abilities until we …

Adidas has sold 1 million pairs of sneakers made from ocean trash — and reveals a new normal in footwear

Adidas' sustainable footwear initiative is growing legs.<p>The company revealed in March that it has made and sold more than one million pairs of its shoes made from ocean plastic. These shoes use a yarn developed by Parley that turns the ocean plastic into a polymer that can be used to construct …

Shoes

Ferocious Eagle Attack Captured in Slow Motion

The birds of prey get into frequent tussles that can lead to serious injury.<p>Majestic as they are, bald eagles can lead surprisingly scrappy lives. In addition to aerial battles waged over territory, the birds sometimes wield their sharp talons while tussling over a bite of fish.<p>Photographer …

Birds

Volkswagen's Electric-Car Program Is About to Blow Right Past Tesla

VW's electric-vehicle effort is global, comprehensive, and absolutely massive.<p>German auto giant <b>Volkswagen AG</b> (NASDAQOTH:VLKAY) said this past week …

‘I created Steve Bannon’s psychological warfare tool’: meet the data war whistleblower

The first time I met Christopher Wylie, he didn’t yet have pink hair. That comes later. As does his mission to rewind time. To put the genie back in the bottle.<p>By the time I met him in person, I’d already been talking to him on a daily basis for hours at a time. On the phone, he was clever, funny, …

Cambridge Analytica

It Only Takes 285 People to "Repeal and Replace" Donald Trump (And Other "Magic Numbers" for The Next 4 Years)

Now that millions have flooded streets across the world to send a message to Mr. Trump, it's time to act on that message.<p>To do so, here's a quick course in "Stop Trump Civics" . . .<p>Lesson #1: <b>"The 'Magic Numbers' of Democracy"</b><p>"Democracy" is a mathematical concept and everything in it is nothing more …

Bees Are Now Officially On The U.S. Endangered Species List

So, this is bad news<p>In what is obviously terrible news for anyone familiar with cinematic classic <i>Bee Movie</i> (and, you know, in possession of a minimum degree of knowledge with regard to overall environmental health), it's been announced that a species of bumble bee will be placed on the endangered …

Introducing 'Year 2050,' Our Guide to Surviving the Next 33 Years of Climate Change

How much will our world change after three decades of rising temperatures?<p>We don't know what the world will look like 33 years from now. By then the Trump era, uncertain as it may seem from our vantage point, will become the stuff of history textbooks—or more likely, of history VR experiences. No …

Colorful Paintings Visualize the Energetic Souls of Wildlife

Expressive and emotive, British artist Emily Tan‘s colorful creature portraits imaginatively capture the beauty of the animal kingdom. Each polychromatic piece combines the sketch-like quality of drawing with dreamy washes of watercolor to present an ethereal series of animal paintings.<p>Though …

Why walking through a doorway makes you forget

New scientific research helps offer an explanation for one of life’s most frustrating day-to-day to phenomena<p>The French poet Paul Valéry once said, “The purpose of psychology is to give us a completely different idea of the things we know best.” In that spirit, consider a situation many of us will …

What a Sensory Isolation Tank Taught Me About My Brain

“Take off your clothes, step into the pod and shut the top. And be really careful not to get any of the salt in your eyes.” Those were the instructions I was given recently just before I entered a sensory isolation tank in Seattle. Finally, I would have my chance to see what it would be like to be …

Why Are There 24 Hours in a Day?

<i>This thing all things devours;</i> <i><br>Birds, beasts, trees, flowers;</i> <i><br>Gnaws iron, bites steel;</i> <i><br>Grinds hard stones to meal;</i> <i><br>Slays king, ruins town,</i> <i><br>And beats</i> …

Legendary Screenwriting Guru Robert McKee On Creating Incredible Dialogue

The author of screenwriting bible, Story, returns with a tome devoted to Dialogue, and reams of advice for aspiring writers.<p>Look on the coffee-stained, Post-it strewn desk of most aspiring screenwriters and you’re bound to find the same mighty tome. Robert McKee’s <i>Story</i> has been hailed like ancient …

Tourists are loving this Hawaiian cat sanctuary with 500 furry felines

If Hawaii’s sun-kissed beaches, warm tropical climate or world famous prime surfing spots don’t take your fancy, perhaps a visit to this popular cat sanctuary will make you want to say “Aloha” to the islands.<p>The Lanai Cat Sanctuary in Lanai city is home to nearly 500 cats and has proven to be a …

What If High School Were More Like Kindergarten?

Students in the U.S. are being taught to focus only on becoming educated.<p>I have a strange-looking, handmade bust of Yoda sitting atop my desk at school. I made this statue in a high-school art class because the teacher asked us to create a life-like bust of a human face. While molding my sculpture, …

Education

Happening 2018

July 27 to 29<p>Sydney Australia<p>The Happening is a multi-day gathering of people from across the globe who share the passion for collaborative design …

MIT Creates A New Map A Day To Inspire Social Change

Mapping everything from urban greenery to independent coffee shops, the “You Are Here” project aims to build a whopping 10,000 city maps in total.<p>Mapping a city used to take an incredibly long time; one 18th century map of London took more than a decade to survey and draw by hand. Now, thanks to …

Maps

Library as Infrastructure

Melvil Dewey was a one-man Silicon Valley born a century before Steve Jobs. He was the quintessential Industrial Age entrepreneur, but unlike the …

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Jared Leto: The Bison’s Comeback Is an American Epic

It’s springtime in the Great Plains. Heavy snow and harsh winter temperatures give way to returning songbirds and wildflowers. But one creature in …

Science Reveals Which Herbal Teas Boost Memory

Plus: Sniffing rosemary could improve your mental faculties too.<p>Long before Apple came up with the slogan, "there's an app for that," an equivalent …

The Wake-Up Call That Transformed Neuroscientist Richard Davidson's Life

Sometimes, hearing the right question is just as critical as finding the right answer.<p>Richard Davidson had been studying the brain for more than a decade when he was asked a question that quite literally changed his life.<p>"Why have you been using the tools of modern neuroscience just to study …

Welcome To The Post-Work Economy

For the future economy to work, we need to get rid of our unhealthy fixation on what work and jobs mean to our self-worth.<p>If the goal of the economy is to provide decent-paying work for everyone, that economy clearly isn’t doing a good job at the moment. Real wages for most Americans haven’t …