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Your Simple (Yes, Simple) Guide to Quantum Entanglement

An aura of glamorous mystery attaches to the concept of quantum entanglement, and also to the (somehow) related claim that quantum theory requires …

How Richard Feynman’s Famous Diagrams Almost Saved Space

Richard Feynman looked tired when he wandered into my office. It was the end of a long, exhausting day in Santa Barbara, sometime around 1982. Events …

Am I a psychopath? You asked Google – here’s the answer | David Shariatmadari

Every day millions of internet users ask Google life’s most difficult questions, big and small. Our writers answer some of the commonest queries<p>Are psychopaths trendy? Does saying “I have psychopathic tendencies” pass the dinner table test? Is this merely the latest debilitating condition to be …

Psychology

Game Theory for Parents

Adapted from <i>The Game Theorists’s Guide to Parenting: How the Science of Strategic Thinking Can Help You Deal with the Toughest Negotiators You</i> …

Parenting

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The Evolutionary Argument Against Reality

As we go about our daily lives, we tend to assume that our perceptions — sights, sounds, textures, tastes — are an accurate portrayal of the real world. Sure, when we stop and think about it — or when we find ourselves fooled by a perceptual illusion — we realize with a jolt that what we perceive …

Moore’s Law Is Dead. Now What? - MIT Technology Review

Mobile apps, video games, spreadsheets, and accurate weather forecasts: that’s just a sampling of the life-changing things made possible by the …

Bad Experiences Often Remembered Out of Context

When people experience a traumatic event, they often carry very strong memories of the specific negative event but keep only vague memories of the …

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Social Network Algorithms Are Distorting Reality By Boosting Conspiracy Theories

Talk of Facebook’s anticonservative stance is in the news, but the issue of what news social networks choose to show us is much broader than that. Just ask the anti-vaxxers.<p>After an anonymous source alleged that Facebook’s Trending News algorithm (and human staff) was intentionally hiding …

Lego-Driven Robot Programmed To Hack Gesture-Based Security

Your swipes aren't all that precious after all, according to a new study.<p>Among the many clever post-password authentication schemes currently under development is multi-touch gesture analysis. The basic idea is to observe a user's movements on a touchscreen device for some period of time and to …