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3 of Nature’s Greatest Mysteries May Be Solved Thanks to Quantum Biology

Quantum mechanics is known for weird occurrences and bizarre outcomes. Consider superposition where a particle can be in two places at once, while …

Quantum Physics

Harvard withdraws 10 acceptances for ‘offensive’ memes in private group chat

The Facebook messaging group was at one point titled “Harvard memes for horny bourgeois teens.”<p>It began when about 100 members of Harvard College’s incoming freshman class contacted each other through the university’s official Class of 2021 Facebook group. They created a messaging group where …

College & University

Vacation vote: Greece or Italy?

Your bags are packed and your transportation is waiting at the door. Which destination do you choose? Vote in the box below, and peruse our photo tours to help you decide.

72 Hours in Iceland: What Every Twenty-Something Should Actually Do

There’s no mistaking it: Iceland is officially on everyone’s travel radar. The land of fire and ice has become one of the world’s hottest travel …

The universe may be a giant broken hologram

For decades, scientists have been toying with the idea that our Universe is — or once was — a giant hologram, where the laws of physics require just two dimensions, but everything appears three-dimensional to us.<p>As you can imagine, it's not an easy hypothesis to prove, but physicists say they now …

50 Best Albums of 2016

50<p>Death Grips, ‘Bottomless Pit’<p>It's remarkable to think that noise-rappers Death Grips once seemed as unstable as radioactivity: battling record …

Alicia Keys

How the Enormous Field of Physics All Fits Together

Physics has a bit of an image problem. To some, it’s a fascinating and diverse field of study. To others, it’s a trigger word for math anxiety, or an …

Ultrafast imaging reveals existence of 'polarons'

Many people picture electrical conductivity as the flow of charged particles (mainly electrons) without really thinking about the atomic structure of …

Physicists Uncover Strange Numbers in Particle Collisions

At the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, physicists shoot protons around a 17-mile track and smash them together at nearly the speed of light. It’s …

Quantum Mechanics

Gaia map of Milky Way stars looks like a photo, but it's not.

In 2013, the European Space Agency launched the Gaia astronomical observatory. Its mission: Map the positions and motions of a billion stars in our …

Universe

Scientists discover hidden world of Hawaii's coral 'twilight zone'

20-year study of deep reefs finds algae meadows and swaths of continuous coral with the highest rate of species found nowhere else in Earth’s seas<p>The “twilight zone” of Hawaii’s deep coral reefs are home to vast algae meadows and support the highest rates of species found nowhere else in Earth’s …

A Tribe Called Quest’s ‘The Low End Theory’: 10 Things You Didn’t Know

Released on September 24, 1991, A Tribe Called Quest’s <i>The Low End Theory</i> is the quintessential moment where hip-hop let its jazz muse fly. Others – …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Apparently we have more than 5 senses — THREE more, according to science

Growing up, we all learned that our wonderfully complicated human selves are equipped with the ability to hear, smell, taste, feel and touch. …

Compact, diverse Belize an easy gateway into Central America

Typically, toucans don't show up at breakfast unless it's on a box of Froot Loops.<p>Croaking like frogs, the four of them are eyeing my huevos rancheros from the branch of a vine-entangled tree beside the hotel balcony that also is a favorite hangout for a yard-long, lime-green iguana.<p>Ninety-three …

Central America

Top 10 Natural Cures for Cancer

Have you ever wondered how effective natural cancer treatments can be?Around 20 years ago, my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. After her …

EdTech Apps and the Future of Education

> EdTech Apps and the Future of Education<p>Views14646<p>The intersection between technological innovations like mobile apps and websites get a ridiculous …

The 21 greatest travel books of all time

From the classics to more modern stories, there are plenty of travel books out there to feed your wanderlust.<p>We've rounded up some of the best ones out there, written by authors who have traveled across America, Africa, Asia, and more.

Storage device writes information atom-by-atom

<b>The quest for storage devices that pack more information into a smaller space has reached a new limit, with memory that writes information atom-by-atom.</b><p>Dutch scientists developed rewritable memory that stores information in the positions of individual chlorine atoms on a copper surface.<p>The …

What Is A Paradigm Shift, Anyway?

Thomas Kuhn, the well-known physicist, philosopher and historian of science, was born 94 years ago today. He went on to become an important and broad-ranging thinker, and one of the most influential philosophers of the 20th century.<p>Kuhn's 1962 book, <i>The Structure of Scientific Revolutions</i>, …