Brian Woodward

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Four ways you can see the multiverse

Every time you make a choice, you spawn a multitude of universes, leading to umpteen other yous – some of them living very different lives. This …

Where do genes come from? - Carl Zimmer

Secrets of the Creative Brain

A leading neuroscientist who has spent decades studying creativity shares her research on where genius comes from, whether it is dependent on high IQ—and why it is so often accompanied by mental illness.<p>As a psychiatrist and neuroscientist who studies creativity, I’ve had the pleasure of working …

Crispy Salt-and-Vinegar Potatoes

4 Servings<p>Active Time: 20 min<p>Total Time: 45 min<p>Cooking the potatoes in vinegar seasons them from within, and a final drizzle boosts the flavor.<p>May 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 pounds baby Yukon Gold potatoes, halved, quartered if large<p>1 cup plus 2 Tbsp. distilled white vinegar<p>1 tablespoon kosher salt, …

Potatoes

Special relativity creates its own optical illusion

Special relativity is best known for letting us know that, as a person's velocity increases, their perception of time slows down. It also creates an …

Theory of Relativity

What are gravitational waves?

Gravitational waves are ripples that carry energy across the universe. They were predicted to exist by Albert Einstein in 1916 as a consequence of his General Theory of Relativity. Although there is strong circumstantial evidence for their existence, gravitational waves have not been directly …

Top 10 Physics Findings That Will Tangle Your Brain

There's a reason Albert Einstein always looked like he'd stuck his finger in a light socket: Physicists spend their days doing some of the most mind-blowing research in science. Here are 10 physics findings that will cramp your brain and make your hair stand on end.<p><i>"Expanding Universe" by Mblegacy</i> …

The Evolutionary Mystery of Left-Handedness and What It Reveals About How the Brain Works

<i>“Sahara is too little price / to pay for thy Right hand,”</i> Emily Dickinson wrote in a poem. <i>“The right hand = the hand that is aggressive, the hand that masturbates,”</i> Susan Sontag pondered in her diary in 1964. <i>“Therefore, to prefer the left hand! … To romanticize it, to sentimentalize it!”</i> The human …

E=mc2: Einstein's equation that gave birth to the atom bomb

This is the most famous equation in the history of equations. It has been printed on countless T-shirts and posters, starred in films and, even if you've never appreciated the beauty or utility of equations, you'll know this one. And you probably also know who came up with it – physicist and Nobel …

The 12 Most Controversial Facts In Mathematics

The following 12 simple math problems prove outstandingly controversial among students of math, but are nonetheless facts.<p>They're paradoxes and idiosyncrasies of probability. And they're guaranteed to start an argument or two.<p>If you're looking for a mathematical way to impress your friends and …

An Ant Farm's Life in 3 Minutes

Ants are persistent, industrious little guys—unlike me on a Monday morning. If you've ever had an ant farm, you know it's easy to peek in and see …

Insects

11 Product Names That Mean Unfortunate Things in Other Languages

Kotaku's Eric Jou reviewed Burger King China's PooPoo Smoothie in 2014. (He says it's delicious.) While you're craving your own "mango ice smoothie …

7 Traits Humans Inherited From Reptiles

We may not always look it, but humans are repurposed reptiles. Believe it or not, but all of these traits reflect your inner lizard.<p>1. Our Yolk …