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How Can Complex Things Form in a Universe Ruled by Entropy?

If disorder in the universe is always increasing, then how is it that galaxies, stars, planets, and people are here? Watch the explanation.<p>Recently, when we were talking about why time only moves forward, we got into talking about the Second Law of Thermodynamics. It says that disorder, otherwise …

Why Does Time Go Forward Instead of Backward?

It's a more complicated question than you might think.<p>Why does time go forward and not backwards? This might seem like a simple question, but it's actually really complicated. Physicist Sean Carroll explains in a new video for Minute Physics.<p>Most of the laws of physics, like gravity and quantum …

We May Have Found a Way to Cheat the Second Law of Thermodynamics

Physicists created a new quantum theorem for entropy, and included is a possible exception.<p>The Second Law of Thermodynamics says that entropy in the universe must always increase. It's an immutable law of physics, and it's the reason you can't get free energy or perpetual motion machines. But a …

The 10 Best New-Age Business Ideas You Haven't Heard About Yet

Creating the company of your dreams often begins with learning more about something completely new to you.<p>VIP Contributor<p>Serial entrepreneur, mentor, advisor and co-founder of YoungEntrepreneur.com<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You don’t have to over-utilize iPads and …

Small Business

Tesla’s solar roof rollout was ... meh. These other new solar power gadgets are cooler.

Last Friday evening, Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk unveiled three new products. The rollout — scheduled, oddly, for 8:30 pm Eastern — had been hyped for weeks, but the actual event turned out to be a bit [sad trombone]. It was a fairly transparent bid to justify the proposed merger of Tesla and …

Clean Energy

Develop Your Own Color Film at Home: What You Need to Succeed

I love color. Black and white photography holds a special place in my heart, but 90 percent of the time I gravitate toward color imagery in my own …

Audio Mixing

Pluto? I still call it a planet, says head of Nasa

The head of Nasa said he still viewed Pluto as a planet as astronomers questioned whether it should be restored to its former status<p>Pluto was unofficially upgraded on Tuesday as Nasa announced that it had completed its mission to visit every planet in the Solar System.<p>Although the icy world was …

The exodus from Syria has reached 'almost biblical proportions'

Half of Syria is on the run.<p>In what is now being called the largest exodus from a single conflict in a generation, more than 11 million Syrians are either displaced from their homes inside the country, or have fled across the border.<p>"That is an implosion of absolutely fundamental, almost biblical …

Middle East

Solar panels aren't just for roofs anymore — the world's first road paved with solar panels is working better than expected

Now, six months into the trial, engineers say the system is working even better than expected, with the 70-metre test bike path generating 3,000 kWh, or enough electricity to power a small household for a year.<p>"If we translate this to an annual yield, we expect more than the 70k wh per square metre …

Pluto and Other Truly Epic Space Photos

Days away from the arrival of a NASA probe, the icy world is ready for its close-up. Ahead of the historic encounter, we remember the non-planet’s …

8 places to cool off at U.S. national parks this summer

Don't let the summer heat deter you from hitting the road this summer.<p>Though much of the western U.S. has experienced record temperatures this year, …

Opinion: Stephen Hawking’s catastrophic end for Planet Earth

Yes, Stephen Hawking says Planet Earth is headed for a “catastrophic ending.” The good news, he wants you to become a hero, save the world. Maybe …

16 of the most jaw-dropping space photos of the year

A comet's green tail, the moon above an Italian mountain and dancing green auroras shine brightly in a set of photos shortlisted for an …