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Year in review: Quantum spookiness is real

Some pesky loopholes no longer plague a crucial test for assessing the weirdness of quantum mechanics. Experiments reported in 2015 definitively …

Here's the Most Complete Ocean Floor Map Ever Made

What lies beneath the deep blue sea? So much more than you might think.<p>The results that let this new, marvelously-detailed map of the seafloor from …

Earth Science

When are you dead? It may depend on which hospital makes the call

The narrow, inscrutable zone between undeniably still here and unequivocally gone includes a range of states that look like life but may not be: a beating heart, a functioning digestive system, even moving fingers and toes. Death is less a moment then a process, a gradual drift out of existence as …

Medicine

Another Year, Another 20 Billion Kilometers through the Universe

Another year passes. Another 365 planetary spins completed (14.6 million kilometers of combined distance traveled if you live at the Earth's …

New half-meter record for quantum superposition at macroscopic level

(Phys.org)—A team of researchers working at Stanford University has extended the record for quantum superposition at the macroscopic level, from 1 to …

61 Fitness Tips to Make 2016 Your Year Of Change

Don't know where to start on your New Year's resolution? Here's how to successfully implement fitness into your lifestyle, no matter your goal!<p>You …

The 12 Most Outrageous Science Scandals Of 2015

...in chronological order.<p>For seven years, people have been protesting against the construction of the $1.4 billion Thirty Meter Telescope on Mauna Kea, one of indigenous Hawaiians' most sacred sites. But the controversy exploded this April, when dozens of protesters were arrested.<p>The protests …

Science Finds The Best Music For Boosting Productivity

Pain

Special Report: Gravity’s Century

In 1915, the universe was small and static. Space was smooth. Gravity pulled things to the ground. At least that’s the way it was in the minds of all …

Science Shows Fish Feel Pain, So Let's Get Over It and Do Something to Help These Sentient Beings

<i>A set of essays in the new journal</i> Animal Sentience <i>concerning the question of whether fish feel pain is a must read. Fish are not mere streams of readily available unfeeling protein.</i><p>There are many fascinating and vexing issues in the study of nonhuman animal (animal) cognition and emotions, and …

Do This Stretch for Bigger, Bolder Shoulders

It’s super simple, but super effective at combating tight shoulders and increasing muscle gains<p>There’s nothing that defines a well-shaped torso like a pair of broad <b>shoulders</b>.<p>As a result, guys spend a lot of time working their shoulders with overhead exercises. But if you’re not doing the wall …

Fitness

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Some physicists believe we're living in a giant hologram — and it's not that far-fetched

Some physicists actually believe that the universe we live in might be a hologram.<p>The idea isn't that the universe is some sort of fake simulation out of <i>The</i> <i>Matrix,</i> but rather that even though we appear to live in a three-dimensional universe, it might only have two dimensions. It's called the …

What to Eat to Calm Your Social Anxiety

Recent research has supported the claims that what we eat has a strong influence on our minds. Even the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans' …

The best albums of 2015 so far

11 things ultra-productive people do differently

<i>This post originally appeared at LinkedIn. Follow the author here.</i><p>When it comes to productivity, we all face the same challenge—there are only 24 hours in a day.<p>Yet some people seem to have twice the time; they have an uncanny ability to get things done. Even when juggling multiple projects, they …

How to Improve Your Landscape Photography

Landscape photography is indubitably one of the most popular sectors of photography. But from beautiful to stunning, jaw-dropping landscape images is …

8 Ways To Remember Something Right Now

<i>By Anna Medaris Miller for U.S. News</i><p>Yesterday, it was where you parked the car. Today it’s the new co-worker’s name. If tomorrow you can’t remember an item on your mental grocery list, you may think you’re losing your mind. More likely? You’re human. “What I know about memory is how fallible it …