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What Is Time? Quantum Mechanics, General Relativity Place Fundamental Limits On Our Ability To Measure Time

What is time? The complexity of this deceptively simple question was aptly highlighted in the fourth century by Saint Augustine when he said: “If no …

Physicists Find That as Clocks Get More Precise, Time Gets More Fuzzy

The weight of time.<p>Time is weird – in spite of what we think, the Universe doesn't have a master clock to run by, making it possible for us to …

The Stupefying Terror of Quantum Physics Gets an Installation

convivial project's 'The Probable Universe' tackles string theory, quantum mechanics, and the multiverse all at once.<p>Let’s face it, the laws of physics are weird. Advanced theoretical laws bring up questions about the very matter that makes up the universe, the possibility of other dimensions, and …

Why String Theory Could Be The Key to Uncovering The 'Theory of Everything'

Life, the Universe, and everything.<p>A central goal that modern physicists share is finding a single theory that can explain the entire Universe and …

Ask Ethan: If The Universe Is Expanding, Why Aren't We?

One of the biggest scientific surprises of the 20th century was the discovery that the Universe itself is expanding. Distant galaxies recede from us and from one another more quickly than the nearby ones, as though the fabric of space itself is being stretched. On the largest scales, the matter and …

Five Tips to Challenge Your Photography Composition

When it comes to photography, it’s easy to fall into a comfort zone and default to the rule of thirds or a few tried-and-true techniques when it comes to how you compose your images. For photographer Melissa Hines, even after several years as a serious professional, she noticed herself defaulting …

Atul Gawande: for the first time in human history, ineptitude is a bigger problem than ignorance

The New Yorker writer and surgeon joins The Ezra Klein Show to explain why our idea of failure is so wrong.<p>You can get a little dizzy just thinking about how much Atul Gawande gets done every year.<p>Gawande’s main job is as a cancer surgeon — he performs around 200 surgeries a year. He’s also …

Your Perfect B&W Print

<i>Even in an age of photo sharing online, the print remains the ultimate expression of a photograph. To make your black-and-white images print with</i> …

Tutorials

The Only Core Workout You’ll Ever Need

The chain of core muscles may be complex, but strengthening them doesn't have to be. This trunk-focused routine, created by Equinox coach Michael …

Have Anxiety? A Therapist Recommends Picking Up This Hobby

Anxiety is an indiscriminate disorder, affecting some 40 million adults in the United States, or a whopping 18% of the population. What's worse, only …

The Cognitive Bias President Trump Understands Better Than You

Americans born in the United States are more murderous than undocumented immigrants. Fighting words, I know. But why? After all, that's just what the …

Look at These Monumental Waves Captured by Nature Photographer Warren Keelan

Australian nature photographer Warren Keelan lives on the South Coast of New South Wales and has always been fascinated by the ocean and its …

Photography

Why filmmaker David Lynch says Transcendental Meditation is the secret to success

David Lynch says he hasn't missed a day of Transcendental Meditation since he started practicing it 43 years ago.<p>The director and writer behind the cult TV series "Twin Peaks" and movies including "Mulholland Drive" was in Los Angeles recently to lend support to Georgetown University School of …

6 research-backed secrets to permanently changing your habits

We all want to get to the gym, be more productive, be kinder to our loved ones… and then we don't do it. Why?<p>Well, building solid personal habits can be hard.<p>In fact, research shows it takes an average of 66 days to build a new good habit.<p>From Oliver Burkeman's Help! How to be slightly happier and …

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Don't Read This! (It's Only the Most Valuable Psychology Hack You Can Learn.)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>“Don’t touch: wet paint.”</i><p>How many times have you seen that and wanted to touch the wet paint? How many times have you seen that sign, ignored it, and done the thing you’ve been explicitly told not to do?<p>If you’re anything like me, I’m …

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Pain-Fighting Shopping List | Goop

<i>Our pain specialist, Vicky Vlachonis, is always telling us about foods that cause system-wide inflammation. We asked her for a grocery store cheat</i> …

Forget calorie counting — this is the real secret to weight loss

Stop us if you’ve heard this before, but everything you know about weight loss may be wrong.<p>In his new book, “The Obesity Code: Unlocking the Secrets …

11 TED Talks to watch when you're feeling totally burned out

If this sounds like you, odds are you're burned out.<p>Burnout isn't just the greatest challenge to the global health system or a drain on the American workplace — it's wreaking havoc on your well-being.<p>But with the help of TED's expansive online library of presentations, you can quickly learn what …

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