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The Supreme Awakening: What Did Buddha, Emerson, Einstein and Saint Teresa Have in Common?

<b>Interview with author Craig Pearson</b><p><i>"There are moments when one feels free from one's own identification with human limitations and inadequacies ... Life and death flow into one, and there is neither evolution nor destiny; only being."</i> -- Albert Einstein<p>An ongoing theme in human culture is the …

The Most Beautiful Theory: Physicist Carlo Rovelli on the Aesthetic Enchantment and Scientific Impact of Einstein’s Relativity

“Ever since we discovered that Earth is round… we have understood that reality is not as it appears to us: every time we glimpse a new aspect of it, it is a deeply emotional experience.”<p>In what remains the most beautiful love letter to the mesmerism of mathematics, James Joseph Sylvester wrote that …

Physics

Triathlon Training, Gear, Nutrition, Photos, Race Results & Calendars

Eurobike Update: 11 Products You’ll Be Excited for in 2019<p>Jul 13, 2018 Gear & Tech<p>Quick Set Friday: Swim to Pull Session<p>Jul 13, 2018 Swim<p>We’ve Picked …

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly lands safely following year in space

340 days without gravity<p>NASA astronaut Scott Kelly landed safely in Kazakhstan this evening, putting an end to his nearly year-long stay aboard the International Space Station. A Russian Soyuz capsule brought Kelly and two of his fellow Russia crew members home, a seven-hour-trip. Kelly has now …

The man whose brain tumour 'turned him into a paedophile'

While sex is still one of the biggest taboos in society, it is accepted that most sex between consenting adults is moral but any act that takes place …

How Long Has The Universe Been Accelerating?

Perhaps the biggest discovery about the Universe in the last generation came at the very end of the 20th century, when we uncovered one of the most disconcerting cosmic truths: the distant galaxies, as time goes on, aren’t just receding from us, they’re <i>speeding up</i> as they move away from us. The …

Getting into NASA's astronaut class is 74 times harder than getting into Harvard — here's how the selection process works

A whopping 18,300 people are fighting for less than 15 highly coveted spots. Its previous record was 8,000 applicants in 1978.<p>The space agency just began an 18-month-long process "that will end with the selection of eight to 14 individuals for the opportunity to become astronaut candidates," the …

Space Science

You think this is a sonic boom – but it’s not

Awe-inspiring photographs of fast jets surrounded by a split-second shockwave aren’t evidence of a plane breaking the sound barrier. BBC Future looks at what causes them.<p>It’s an eye-catching sight that has been captured by photographers and camera crews time and again; a military jet sweeps in low …

A triumph of science: first detection of the gravitational wave

<b>Gravitational waves detected 100 years after Einstein’s prediction – video folows</b><p>American University contributes to noise-reduction technology in …

Why Can’t You Remember Your Future? Physicist Paul Davies on the Puzzlement of Why We Experience Time as Linear

The curious question of how and whether we can tell the difference between an experience and the memory of an experience.<p><i>“If our heart were large enough to love life in all its detail,”</i> French philosopher Gaston Bachelard wrote in his 1929 meditation on our paradoxical experience of time, <i>“we would</i> …

Elasticity

Our Favorite Tastemakers Reveal What They Love About Their Homes

Not every space is grand — but each is distinctly stylish.<p>Today's design icons spill on their favorite spaces and what makes them special.

How to exercise smarter

If you’re serious about your exercise plan, you need to smarten up.<p>Before you head to the gym, here are seven fascinating insights from science to help motivate you and get more from your exercise, plucked from the BBC Future archive:<p><b>1. Why exercise boosts IQ</b><p>Consider this: children who walk to …

How Sleep And Meditation Really Affect Your Brain

Here's what the science says.<p>Scientists have long known that sleep and meditation can lower stress, improve memory, and might even help with maintaining a healthy weight, among other health benefits.<p>But what <i>else</i> can these practices do to our brains, and how so?<p>The Huffington Post recently sat down …

Meditation

NASA Officially Grew Its First Flower in Space

Houston, we have a zinnia.<p>If you and your black thumb can barely keep house plants alive, imagine what it takes to coax blooms to grow in one of the most inhospitable places possible: space.<p>NASA astronaut Scott Kelly managed to just that when he nurtured a lovely orange zinnia to blossom aboard the …

Secrets of the teenage brain: a psychologist's guide for teachers

If being a teenager is hard, teaching them is harder. Here are four insights into the adolescent brain – and how it can inform classroom practice<p>Teenagers think differently to grownups – they are more likely to take risks, be sleepy, misread emotions, give in to peer-pressure and lack self-control. …

Caltech astrophysicist may have discovered proof of parallel universes

One astrophysicist is reporting that he might have discovered evidence of an alternate or parallel universe while mapping the light left over …

Monday marks 15 years of human habitation in space. How much longer will the space station last?

It's hard to imagine a world without the International Space Station orbiting it. I was <i>8</i> when the ISS welcomed its first human inhabitants. On Monday, NASA celebrated the 15th anniversary of human space occupation. For those 15 years, humankind has had a continuous presence in space, with more than …

Are the Laws of Physics Really Universal? - The Nature of Reality — The Nature of Reality | PBS

Can the laws of physics change over time and space?<p>As far as physicists can tell, the cosmos has been playing by the same rulebook since the time of …

Physics

A New Experiment May Determine Whether Gravity Is Quantized

In physics there are two broad ways to look at the world. One is the classical realm of Newton and Einstein, where objects have definite form and interact in clearly determinate ways. The other is the quantum realm, where objects seem nebulous, with a strange mix of particle-like and wave-like …

Everything Is Made Of Waves; Also, Particles

Everything in the universe has both particle and wave nature, at the same time.They’re really just different language describing the same mathematical object.

Particles

The Physics of Building a Better Football

If you took a time machine back 50 years and watched a football game, you'd notice a lot of differences. Helmets, pads, shoes, jerseys—artificial …

Take the Particle Physics Personality Quiz To Find Your Best Research Fit

So you want to become a particle physicist, but you’re just not sure which area of research is best suited to your temperament. Never fear, special …

Physics Still Hasn't Solved Some Everyday Mysteries

I spent several days in California last week (thus the lack of blogging), and spent most of Sunday flying back to Albany. I had my camera with me on the plane, and as we were descending into Albany, I used it to snap a few photos out the window, because the fall foliage was very pretty. In the …

Microsoft makes it easier to upgrade to Windows 10, even for pirates

Still running ye'olde Windows 8.1 or Windows 7 on your PC? Well, Microsoft wants to change that. It will tolerate your disobedience, but it will …

How to Free Your Brain: Time-Management Tips from a Neuroscientist

<b>Daniel Levitin:</b> My top time-management tips are: Calendar everything. Use your calendar in a very active way. Everything goes in there that is at …

Einstein Is Right About General Relativity — Again

Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity has been proven right again — and this time, physicists have pinned down just how precise it is: Any …