Brian Lee

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Two slits and one hell of a quantum conundrum

Philip Ball lauds a study of a famous experiment and the insights it offers into a thoroughly maddening theory.<p><b>Through Two Doors at Once: The Elegant</b> …

Quantum Physics

Major Quantum Computing Advance Made Obsolete by Teenager

18-year-old Ewin Tang has proven that classical computers can solve the “recommendation problem” nearly as fast as quantum computers. The result …

Quantum Computing

Holographic image of a black hole proposed in a graphene flake

Physicists have theoretically shown that, by applying a magnetic field to a small, irregularly shaped graphene flake, the flake becomes a quantum …

Black Holes

Closed Loophole Confirms the Unreality of the Quantum World

After researchers found a loophole in a famous experiment designed to prove that quantum objects don’t have intrinsic properties, three experimental …

Quantum Physics

This Simple Thought Experiment Shows Why We Need Quantum Gravity

There are two theories we have that explain all the particles and their interactions in the known Universe: General Relativity and the Standard Model of particle physics. General Relativity describes gravity perfectly everywhere we’ve ever looked. From the smallest-scale attractions we’ve ever …

Quantum Physics

'Ghost particle' found in Antarctica provides astronomy breakthrough

<b>(CNN) —</b> For the first time, scientists have been able to trace the origins of a ghostly subatomic particle that traveled 3.7 billion light-years to Earth. The tiny, high-energy cosmic particle is called a neutrino, and it was found by sensors deep in the Antarctic ice in the IceCube …

Physics

An advanced civilization could resist the accelerating expansion of the universe - MIT Technology Review

When it comes to existential threats to humanity, some problems are more urgent than others. Disease, nuclear war, famine, asteroid impact: all have …

Universe

An Astronomer Explains Black Holes at 5 Levels of Difficulty

You probably know the basics when it comes to black holes: A lot of mass squished into not a lot of volume makes for an entity so prodigiously dense, …

Black Holes

Don't Use Spray Sunscreen

I love sunscreen. I wear it everyday—even in the winter, even when it’s overcast. Applying sunscreen regularly is one of the few things you can do to …

Cancer immunotherapy 'could be safer' with natural killer cells

Scientists have developed an immunotherapy that uses immune cells cultured from stem cells instead of cells that are taken from patients to seek and …

6 Keys to a Happy and Healthy Life

A functional-medicine pioneer explains how to make small choices that build lasting well-being.<p>The elements that create or deplete good health are …

Surprise! The Hubble Constant Changes Over Time

The Universe is an enormous place, filled with stars and galaxies for billions of light years in all direction. Ever since the Big Bang, light has been traveling from every source that’s created it, with a tiny fraction eventually arriving at our eyes. But the light doesn’t simply propagate through …

Universe

Scientists reveal how gut microbes 'recover' after antibiotic treatment

New insight on how antibiotics affect the gut microbiome—the community of microbes that live inside us—has been published in the journal <i>eLife</i>.<p>The …

14 DIY Garden Hacks That Can Make You A Smart Gardener

Must take a look at these gardening hacks and DIY ideas to make gardening easier and more fun!<p>DIY Self Watering Container<p>It’s a nice, cheap and easy …

A Major Physics Experiment Just Detected A Particle That Shouldn't Exist

Scientists have produced the firmest evidence yet of so-called sterile neutrinos, mysterious particles that pass through matter without interacting …

This May Be The Biggest Economic And Social Shift Of The Last 100 Years. Are You Ready?

The changes coming in driverless vehicles are just the tip of the iceberg. What's yet to come is nothing short of unimaginable.<p>The constant chatter about driverless, autonomous, and electric vehicles is nearly deafening. Yet, in all of that noise what's most often missed is that the implications …

25 Things You Need to Do When You Move Into Your New Home

Take care of these vital tasks right away to avoid headaches later.<p>The minute you walk in to your new home, your mind will be racing with to-dos. …

The Slippery Math of Causation

If a forest is burning and we don’t know what’s responsible, does it have a cause?<p>You often hear the admonition “correlation does not imply …

Mathematics

Quantum effects observed in photosynthesis

Molecules that are involved in photosynthesis exhibit the same quantum effects as non-living matter, concludes an international team of scientists …

Good and Bad Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates (carbs) are essential to our nutrition, primary energy source, and vital for good health. When we eat carbohydrates, our body converts …

Why You Should Consider Resistance Bands for Serious Strength Training

When you look at a tiny little jalapeño pepper, it’s hard to imagine what a punch it packs until you put it in your mouth. So it goes with resistance …

How tomato sauce can boost your gut health

If like me, you enjoy the occasional bowl of pasta with fresh tomato sauce, then I've got great news for you. Research fresh out of the pan has found …

Brain inflammatory cascade controlled by gut-derived molecules

Some immunologists regard the central nervous system (CNS) as a no-man’s-land, avoided by immune cells and therefore uninteresting. But, in fact, the …

Google Scholar

How the gut influences brain disease

A study published this week in Nature sheds new light on the connection between the gut and the brain, untangling the complex interplay that allows …

What Is Spacetime?

Physicists believe that at the tiniest scales, space emerges from quanta. What might these building blocks look like?

Mathematicians Disprove Conjecture Made to Save Black Holes

Mathematicians have disproved the strong cosmic censorship conjecture. Their work answers one of the most important questions in the study of general …

Equations

Archaeologists Discover They’ve Been Excavating Lost Assyrian City

In 2013, archaeologists from the University of Tübingen in Germany began excavations on an ancient Assyrian city in the Kurdistan region of …

I tried using a weighted blanket to stress less. Here's what happened.

Weighted blankets are surging in popularity thanks to their ability to relieve stress and improve sleep.<p>Thanks to high stress levels and a brain that wouldn’t shut off, I was in search of a way to get a better night’s rest (without having to resort to drugs). I’m a serial tosser-and-turner, and …

Autism