Amith Govind

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New 'Time Slice' Theory Suggests You're Not as Conscious as You Think You Are

Our conscious perception of the world feels like a continuous and uninterrupted flow, but a new study suggests that it’s actually more like the …

Consciousness

Quantum Physics Has Just Been Found Hiding in One of The Most Important Mathematical Models of All Time

Mind = blown.<p>Game theory is a branch of mathematics that looks at how groups solve complex problems. The Schrödinger equation is the foundational …

25 changes to make in your 20s to set yourself up for lifelong success

In fact, one psychologist calls this time period the "defining decade," since it sets the stage for the rest of your life.<p>We understand that might sound intimidating. To reduce some of the pressure, we put together a road map of sorts based on several Quora threads on how to make the most of your …

Kepler Observes Supernova’s Shockwave in Visible Light for First Time

An artist’s impression of a supernova explosion. With the help of NASA’s Kepler space telescope, astronomers were able to observe for the first time …

This Model of the Sun's Magnetic Field Is Beautiful Insanity

A team of scientists has created a new, high-resolution model of the complex magnetic activity on the surface of the Sun. The result is as …

Astronomy

The arrow of time

In T.H. White’s fantasy novel <i>The Once and Future King</i>, Merlyn the magician suffers from a rare and incurable condition: He experiences time in …

Why Do The Tiniest Galaxies Have The Most Dark Matter?

When we look out at the Universe, in any direction and with a variety of methods, we find the same ratios of dark matter to normal matter all over the place: 5-to-1. Whether we’re looking at the fluctuations in the cosmic microwave background, the lensing-to-X-ray ratios of colliding clusters, the …

Universe

Meet the largest science project in US government history—the James Webb Telescope

Precision? The Webb can detect heat generated by a bumblebee as far away as the Moon.<p>Since Galileo first discovered the moons of Jupiter and the …

Seven Zen Stories That Could Open Your Mind

For centuries, Zen masters have used stories and koans, or paradoxical riddles, to help students realize their true nature. These stories are often …

Meditation