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A new ‘Einstein’ equation suggests wormholes hold the key to quantum gravity

It's pretty easy to remember: ER=EPR.<p>You might suspect that to make this equation work, P must be equal to 1. But the symbols in this equation stand not for numbers, but for names. E, you probably guessed, stands for Einstein.<p>R and P are initials — for collaborators on two of Einstein's most …

Quantum Mechanics

World's Smartest Physicist Thinks Science Can't Crack Consciousness

I’ve been writing a lot lately about consciousness, the ultimate enigma. I used to think why there is something rather than nothing is the ultimate …

Consciousness

How to completely transform your psyche - Part 1

Encountering the work of Jiddu Krishnamurti and David Bohm for the first time changed my life. It’s tempting to say that “my world came crashing …

The Anatomy of Style: Figure Drawing Techniques

Few art of anatomy books boast quite as much awe-inspiring style and originality as this one from fantasy artist and teacher Patrick J Jones.<p>Using …

Demographics

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16 Realistic Celebrity Portraits That Look Better Than Photographs

Aleksandar Ilić is a 21-year-old illustrator who creates intensely detailed and hyperrealistic portraits of celebrities, along with characters from …

Drawing

Bold, Text-Heavy Tattoos by Luxiano Street Classic Will Not Be Ignored

Traveling tattoo artist Luxiano Street Classic has only been working for a few short years, but his bold style has made striking impression with …

Fine Art

We could all be animals in an alien zoo, according to a scientist

<b>This may not be the news you want to hear, but a leading astrophysicist is convinced we’re all animals in an elaborate zoo run by aliens.</b><p>And these …

Possible Remains of the Buddha Found in China

NANJING, CHINA—A skull bone that may have belonged to the Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama, was discovered in China hidden inside a model of a stupa, or …

Archaeology

Artist Spends 100s Hours Drawing Hyperrealistic Art Using Renaissance Techniques

You could be forgiven for thinking that these portraits are photographs, but believe it or not they’re actually drawings by Italian artist Emanuele …

Judi Dench got a tattoo for her 81st birthday

Dame Judi Dench celebrated her 81st year with a permanent present to herself.<p>The 007 actress inked the Latin phrase, “Carpe Diem,” meaning “Seize the Day,” on the inside of her right wrist, which she debuted earlier this month at the Prince’s Trust Gala in Buckinghamshire, England.<p>“Finty [Williams, …

Judi Dench

Stephen Hawking says pollution and 'stupidity' still biggest threats to mankind

Professor Stephen Hawking says he believes pollution and human “stupidity” remain the biggest threats to mankind, while also expressing his concerns …

Scientists are building an enormous telescope — at the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea

You may have heard of neutrinos: the tiny subatomic space particles found throughout our galaxy, which pass through our bodies in their tens of …

Physics

What if you could live forever?

“It is a common belief that aging is inevitable and universal. Nothing could be further from the truth.”<p>That’s the eye-popping claim from the …

Grand Canyon

Once thought of as just a dream — is the hyperloop a real possibility?

It sounds like science fiction: a hyperloop that propels passengers traveling from San Francisco to Los Angeles in levitating pods through a nearly airless tube. Their pace rivals the speed of sound. The journey takes only 30 minutes.<p>According to Brogan BamBrogan, former SpaceX engineer and now …

High-speed Rail

5 Groups Who Are Just As Loud As Their Causes Are Pointless

You ever met someone who seemingly can't help but one-up you all the time during any conversation? If you mention in passing that you took taekwondo, …

Ricky Gervais

The Dark Secret You Didn't Want To Know About Pokemon

Video games have allowed us to explore all kinds of crazy alternate realities. <i>World Of Warcraft</i> showed us a fantastic land of elves and other elves.</i> …

Pokémon

Astronomers Just Switched on a Device That Lets Them Observe The Milky Way's Black Hole

It starts...<p>Astronomers working with the European Space Agency's (ESO) Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Chile have just announced that a black …

Physics

4,200-Year-Old Egyptian Temple Discovered to Have Remarkably Well Preserved Artwork

Scattered throughout modern Egypt are many ancient temples which are famous for their splendor and historical significance. The perfect example of one of these breathtaking displays of luxury is the Temple of Hathor. Built around 2250 BC, the artwork that runs throughout the building is remarkably …

Ancient History

Cute Kids Dressed as Famous Movie Characters

Anna Rozwadowska est une photographe amatrice polonaise, maman de deux adorables enfants. Institutrice d’école, elle a voulu documenter leur enfance …

Whittled Vittles: Realistic Foods Carved from Wood by Seiji Kawasaki | Colossal

<p>Working with tiny pieces of wood, wood sculptor Seiji Kawasaki carves realistic foods that look almost good enough to eat—depending on your taste. …

Woodworking

Less is more as Japanese minimalist movement grows | Reuters

TOKYO (Reuters) - Fumio Sasaki’s one-room Tokyo apartment is so stark friends liken it to an interrogation room. He owns three shirts, four pairs of trousers, four pairs of socks and a meager scattering of various other items.<p>Money isn’t the issue. The 36-year-old editor has made a conscious …

Minimalism

The Distracted Man’s Guide to Meditation

Face it, if meditation were a pill, you’d want it. If it was a workout, you’d probably be doing it already. You’ve heard all about its much-lauded …

Meditation

Three shirts, four pairs of trousers: meet Japan's 'hardcore' minimalists

Fumio Sasaki gave away the majority of his possessions and now lives with just the bare essentials<p>Fumio Sasaki’s one-room Tokyo apartment is so stark friends liken it to an interrogation room. He owns three shirts, four pairs of trousers, four pairs of socks and a meagre scattering of various other …

Minimalism

NASA wants you -- on Mars

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You’re Supposed to Suffer

It’s a weird specific type of human arrogance to think that people can offset the great universal balance of positive and negative. It’s like trying …