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40 Things You Should Know About a Home By Age 40

Home repair is learned over time<p>Even if a power outage stops your well pump or the city water supply, you can still flush the toilet. Dump a couple …

Home Improvement

In photos: a rare glimpse inside the heart of a quantum computer

Spencer Lowell<p>Technology<p>Inside the lab where computing makes a quantum leap.<p>For decades, the promise of quantum computing has tickled the neurons of drug-makers, spies, and tech CEOs. Such a machine, if perfected, would speed up drug discoveries, decode ciphers, and help AIs parse our digital data. …

Quantum Computing

How to Build a Self-Conscious Machine

The Coolest Thing in the Universe<p><b>The universe is full</b> of some very cool stuff: neutron stars that weigh a ton a teaspoon; supermassive black holes …

Study overturns age-old theory of brain learning

For decades, scientists thought that learning occurs in synapses, or the numerous junctions between brain cells. But now, a new study proposes that …

Infographics Show How the Different Fields of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics & Computer Science Fit Together

Ask anyone who's pursued a career in the sciences what first piqued their interest in what would become their field, and they'll almost certainly …

Understanding quantum computers: The basics

Theoretical physics isn’t the easiest field in science to translate into laymen’s terms. Until recently it’s solely been the domain of geniuses like the late Stephen Hawking and fictional characters such as <i>The Big Bang Theory’s</i> Sheldon Cooper. As companies like Google, IBM, and Intel work to build …

Quantum Computing

Studies point to smarter way to learn procedures, solve problems

Easy as 1, 2, 3! Such claims have touted the ease of use of a new gadget, although a closer look would reveal that it would take dozens of steps to …

Learning

Google’s 72-Bit Quantum Computer Better Not Be Evil

What is “Quantum Supremacy?” No, it’s not some kind of space racism. Rather, it’s the theory that a powerful enough quantum computer could be much …

Australian of the Year Michelle Simmons sets sights on new quantum academy

Professor Michelle Simmons has the nation's attention.<p>In January the quantum physicist won Australian of the Year, thrusting her into the spotlight — …

Insulator or superconductor? Physicists find graphene is both

It’s hard to believe that a single material can be described by as many superlatives as graphene can. Since its discovery in 2004, scientists have …

Nanotech

A.I. Can Solve the Biggest Problem for Quantum Computers, Says Researcher

Quantum computers hold the key to achieving what is considered impossible with today’s conventional computing systems. While a fully functional one …

11 Scientific Tips That Will Help You Learn Anything Faster - And Actually Remember It

Hack the learning process.<p>Kids can and should practice the skill of learning if they want a fighting chance at fulfilling all those lofty goals their …

Siblings

This Amazingly Simple Technique Lets You Learn Anything in 5 Minutes and Remember It Forever | Inc.com

If you're struggling to master a complex topic, a new language, or anything else that seems to strain your brain, Michael Nielsen has a suggestion for you: Try flashcards. Nielsen is a scientist and a research fellow at Y Combinator, and he's written books on such brain-straining topics as quantum …

Language Learning

China is building a laser 10 trillion times more intense than the Sun that could tear space apart

China is building a mega-laser that's so powerful it could literally tear space apart.<p>Physicists in Shanghai are constructing what they call a 'Station of Extreme Light', which could be operational as soon as 2023.<p>The end goal is to create a laser so powerful it can produce 100-petawatt laser …

Want to Fall in Love With Your Partner Again? Science Says to Ask Them These 36 Questions | Inc.com

Relationships are hard. They can bring out the best in us, yes, but also the worst. They test the very essence of our beings: our capacity for forgiveness; our ability to trust (both ourselves and another); the true extent of our self-love; the strength of our boundaries; and the power of …

Relationships

3 Simple Steps to Mastering Any New Subject, According to a Nobel Prize-Winning Physicist

Learn anything faster using the Feynman Technique.<p>As we get older, learning something new becomes more complex, tedious, and time-consuming than …

Stop Using Willpower to Keep Your New Year's Resolutions--Science Says Do This Instead | Inc.com

I am writing this on first day of January and if you are anything like me, you have made at least one New Year's resolution. Research confirms that most people do not keep those resolutions though -- indeed by January 8, 25% of resolutions are broken and by the end of the year, fewer than 10% are …

Self Control

It’s Time to Let Go of Antiquated Edicts in the Mathematics Classroom

Nothing squelches joy more than an edict handed down from on high without rationale or context. Yet so much of mathematics pedagogy took such a turn …

Physics: Scientists Accidentally Discover Completely New Kind of Quantum Material Whose Electrons Act Like Rays of Light

Physicists have discovered the existence of an entirely new kind of quantum material, more or less on accident. The breakthrough could lead to the …

Entertainment - MarketWatch.com

This couple feels caught between a growing family and growing mortgage repayments.<p>5:49 a.m. Today5:49 a.m. April 15, 2018<p>Here’s where to spend more …

Wait, What?: New Anime Series Where Girls Fight With Their Butts And Boobs

Because NASA can't redirect an asteroid soon enough, this is a trailer for the just released <i>Keijo!!!!!!!!</i>, a new anime series with more exclamation …

Anime

Levitation Demonstrated In A Vacuum With Nanosize Particles And Lasers: Study

Researchers have proved levitation is possible with nanosize diamonds in a vacuum, according to a new study published in the journal Nature …

11 incredible psychological tricks to get people to do what you want

Psychological research suggests there are plenty of ways to get people to do what you want — without them even realizing you've persuaded them.<p>We've rounded up 11 science-backed strategies for getting people to like you, to buy stuff, and to give you what you're after.<p>All of them will leave you …

The EM Drive, What Can It Really Do?

Here we go again, with the media going too far with the whole EM Drive (Electro Magnetic Drive). It has the potential to be an exciting prospect, but …

Space Travel

Naruto Shippuuden Movie 8 – Boruto English Sub Trailer

The first official English subtitled trailer has been revealed for the upcoming <i>Naruto Shippuuden Movie 8 – Boruto</i> film, the first film set after the …

Manga

"The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan" Manga Author Sketches Rin from "Fate/stay night"

<i>The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan</i> manga artist Puyo has been sketching up storm and with the adaptations of his and series <i>Fate/stay night</i> …

The reason it’s so darn hard to solve those “viral” math problems for 10-year-olds

It’s been quite a year for mathematics problems on the internet. In the last few months, three questions have been online everywhere, causing consternation and head-scratching and blowing the minds of adults worldwide as examples of what kids are expected to know these days.<p>As a mathematician, I …

Mathematics

Listening with Lasers: Hybrid Technique Sees Into Human Body

<i>Susan Reiss, is a science writer for the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF). She contributed this article to Live Science's</i> <i>Expert Voices: Op-Ed &</i> …

Nanotech

Blaise Pascal on the Intuitive vs. the Logical Mind and How We Come to Know Truth

“The heart has its reasons, which reason does not know…”<p><i>“Your intuition and your intellect should be working together… making love,”</i> Madeleine L’Engle asserted in contemplating how creativity works. Ray Bradbury believed that intuition and emotion should guide creative work, the intellect coming in …

Mathematics

New ‘molecular movie’ reveals ultrafast chemistry in motion

Scientists for the first time tracked ultrafast structural changes, captured in quadrillionths-of-a-second steps, as ring-shaped gas molecules burst …