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10 Reasons Our Universe Might Actually Be Virtual Reality

Physical realism is the view that the physical world we see is real and exists by itself, alone. Most people think this is self-evident, but physical …

2 Futures Can Explain Time's Mysterious Past

Physicists have a problem with time. <br>Whether through Newton’s gravitation, Maxwell’s electrodynamics, Einstein’s special and general relativity or …

Researchers describe the wavefunction of Schroedinger's cat

Schrödinger's cat highlights a long-standing dilemma in quantum mechanics: is the cat really alive and dead, or is the weirdness just in our head?

Quantum Mechanics

Are there more than four dimensions? No. Physicist Rob Sheldon explains

Sheldon on unsolved problems in physics, based on a pop science article here:<p>—<p>1) are there more than 4 dimensions? (3 space, 1 time).<p>No.<p>Why am I so …

6 Qualities That Lead to Living a Meaningful Life

Now that science is showing that meditation is valuable to our sense of well being, more and more people are beginning to practice it. Meditation can be just one more thing on our todo list, or it has the potential to totally transform our lives. It all depends on how much prominence we give it in …

In the quantum world, the future affects the past

By Diana Lutz<p>An experiment shows that hindsight and foresight together more accurately “predict” a quantum system’s state than foresight alone.<p>We’re …

"The Big Bang was a Mirage from a Collapsing Higher-Dimensional Star" (Week's Most Popular)

The event horizon of a black hole — the point of no return for anything that falls in — is a spherical surface. In a higher-dimensional universe, a …

Fly through all the known galaxies in the universe

Scientists at Durham University create a mesmerising 3D fly-through of the hundreds of thousands of known galaxies in space<p>Two scientists and a researcher at the Institute for Computational Cosmology, part of the University of Durham's Physics Department, have generated a 3D animation that allows …

Universe

34 Weird Things Other People Totally Do Too

Don't worry, you're not alone.

Weird

Robert Durst is not a “true psychopath,” but childhood trauma could provide answers

We talk to an expert witness about the bizarre case of the millionaire murder suspect at the center of “The Jinx”<p>Making sense of the senseless is James Garbarino’s job. His 20 years of experience as an expert witness in murder trials requires that he interview people responsible for often horrific …

Mystery of Darwin's strange South American mammals solved

To 19th century British naturalist Charles Darwin, they were the strangest animals yet discovered, one looking like a hybrid of a hippo, rhino and rodent and another resembling a humpless camel with an elephant’s trunk.<p>Ever since Darwin first collected their fossils about 180 years ago, scientists …

Paleontology

How to meditate for beginners - week 2

<b>Want to know how to meditate even if you’re a beginner? Calmista blogger Charlotte Watts’ new audio series How to Meditate – exclusive to Healthista</b> …

Meditation

Presenting the brand new, 2,500-year-old treatment for anxiety and depression

KSL-TV<p>By | Posted Mar 16th, 2015 @ 8:42pm<p> 3 photos<p>24<p>SALT LAKE CITY — Several years ago, social worker Marc Potter worked at an HIV/AIDS clinic in …

18 Apps That Will Help You Chill The F*ck Out

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Mindfulness

Scientists discover some DNA is NOT from our ancestors

Mystery of our 145 'alien' genes: Scientists discover some DNA is NOT from our ancestors - and say it could change how we think about evolution<p><b>Study</b> …

Biology

The Observer view on divorce

The former new-age traveller Dale Vince, aged 53 – founder of the green energy company Ecotricity – is a multimillionaire. His ex-wife, Kathleen Wyatt, mother of four – including Dane, her son by Vince – lives on benefits in a former council house. Last week the supreme court decided that Wyatt …

Divorce

When humans go extinct: How life will evolve after we’re gone

The sixth extinction could wipe out up to half of Earth’s species. Michael Tennesen tells us what might happen next<p>The sixth mass extinction is nearly upon us. Species on Earth are dying out at a rate one thousand times greater than they were before humans began altering the environment. By the end …

Galactic 'Missing Link' Reveals Early Galaxy Formation

A star-forming cosmic powerhouse represents the best evidence of how galaxies in the early universe evolve.<p>A dynamic galaxy more than 12.5 billion …

Ancient Receipt Proves Egyptian Taxes Were Worse Than Yours

Tax day is nearing in the United States, and people are scrambling to file their returns before the April 15 deadline. While this is never fun, …

Ancient History

15 Relatively Brilliant Albert Einstein Quotes

In addition to being one of the world's greatest thinkers, Albert Einstein was also quite the philosopher. On what would be the renowned theoretical …

The Lazy Girl's Guide to Gorgeous Skin

Yes? Sound familiar? In that case, good news for you: We asked Brooke Sikora, M.D., a dermatologist for SkinCare Physicians in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, what you <i>really</i> need to do to in life to look fresh-faced and rosy—but, you know, minimalist style. We're talking the essential tips to get it …

Why Is Albert Einstein’s History With The African American Civil Rights Movement Forgotten?

Although Albert Einstein is widely known for his contributions to the field of physics and his involvement in the American effort to construct a …

Perception Of Time Is Altered In Depressed Individuals, Study Says

Although it’s difficult to estimate the number of people in the United States who suffer from the disease of depression, it is likely the most …

A Visit to The Island Where People Forget to Die

In the middle of the Aegean Sea, roughly 50 miles from bustling Mykonos, you might expect to find an actual fountain of youth on the remote island of …

Foreign genes found in human genome

<b>The genome of humans and other complex animals contains essential “foreign” segments of genetic code, new study says.</b><p>The research, which cast doubt …

The road map to the Universe: Pathways between our Milky Way and 100,000 other galaxies charted in 10-year quest by scientists

• <b>Scientists reveal the Milky Way's position in an enormous supercluster of galaxies after 10-year quest into unknown</b>• <b><br>Huge supercluster stretches 500</b> …

Universe

THE PRINCESS BRIDE Meets GAME OF THRONES in Hilarious New Mashup

7 Struggles You’ll Only Know If You’re Terminally Empathetic

Empathy, as defined by Merriam-Webster Online, is the feeling that you understand and share another person’s experiences and emotions, or have the …

Are You One of the Strong Moms?

From experience, I know a good bit about strong moms.Strong moms hold on tightly to far more than they ever release and let go.Strong ones are afraid …

Self-help