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BOOKS AND ARTS<p>Andrew Jaffe probes Carlo Rovelli’s study arguing that physics deconstructs our sense of time.<p>Andrew Jaffe is a cosmologist and head of …

Quantum Mechanics

If You Thought Quantum Mechanics Was Weird, Wait Till You Hear About Entangled Time

In the summer of 1935, the physicists Albert Einstein and Erwin Schrödinger engaged in a rich, multifaceted and sometimes fretful correspondence …

How quantum mechanics defies our sense of logic

<i>Margaret Wertheim is a science writer and author of “The Pearly Gates of Cyberspace: A History of Space from Dante to the Internet,” and “Physics on the Fringe.”</i><p>‘I think I can safely say that nobody understands quantum mechanics,” wrote Richard Feynman in 1965, the year he was awarded the Nobel …

Quantum Physics

Here's The One Thing Scientists Have Found Will Change Anti-Vaxxers Minds

Logic is futile.<p>Coming up against people who choose not to vaccinate can be frustrating. It's even worse when you realise that those who question the …

Why 4.5 Billion Years of Fluctuating Global Temperatures Can't Explain Climate Change Today

One of the most commonly used arguments against human-caused climate change is that Earth has experienced severe fluctuations in temperature over its …

Climate Change

Nick D’Aloisio, who sold startup to Yahoo aged 17, has raised funding for a new app

Nick D’Aloisio, who previously founded news summary app Summly, which he famously sold to Yahoo aged 17 for a reported $30 million, has raised funding for a new stealthy startup that promises to help you find and instantly chat to an expert on a range of topics.<p>According to sources, Sphere …

Startups

The iPhone only exists because Steve Jobs 'hated this guy at Microsoft'

Former head of iOS, Scott Forstall, opens up about how Apple’s iconic device came from late CEO’s dislike for the husband of one of his wife’s friends<p>If it wasn’t for one particular executive at Microsoft, whom Steve Jobs seemingly hated with a passion, Apple may never have created the iPhone or …

iOS

Frontiers Lecture: The Greatest Story Ever Told So Far

The fundamental laws of the universe are not what we think or perceive—they are weird, wild, and counterintuitive. We all experience the world in a …

Physics

Fecal transplant improves autism symptoms

While many people are aware of the behavioural symptoms associated with autism, probably not so many realize that autistics often also have …

How an Aussie teaching innovation was backed by Bill Gates and swept US universities

A new US-pioneered way of teaching science online, which inspires students by asking the big questions, has been adopted by Deakin University and …

Education

The Logic-Defying Double-Slit Experiment Is Even Weirder Than You Thought

Just by observing the process of the experiment, everything changes.<p>Do you remember the double-slit experiment? It's one of the weirder experiments in modern physics, and cuts to the heart of the weirdness of quantum mechanics. Basically, waves that pass through two narrow, parallel slits will form …

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This Best-Selling TED Speaker Told Oprah the 5-Step Secret to Happiness

Is it possible to increase your happiness simply by doing these things for only two minutes per day? Yes, says a Harvard-trained happiness researcher and best-selling author.<p>Can you improve your happiness simply by breathing for two minutes a day? Apparently so, says Shawn Achor, Harvard-trained …

Happiness

Scientists Need Your Help Looking at Pictures of Penguins

Sometimes in life, you have to make sacrifices. You have to do the noble thing, even if it’s painful. We know that it’s a real chore to watch penguin …

Probiotic bacteria may aid against anxiety and memory problems

People who took capsules containing <i>Bifidobacterium longum 1714</i> reported less stress and fared better on memory tests, study finds<p>A daily capsule of probiotic bacteria may help people cope with mild anxiety and memory problems, according to a small study of healthy men.<p>Those who took the bug-bearing …

Wellness

Could a simple supplement halt Alzheimer’s disease?

Alzheimer's patients who took resveratol twice-a-day for a year were found to have fewer dementia biomarkers in their blood and scored better on cognitive tests<p>A cheap supplement may halt the progression of Alzheimer’s disease after a trial suggested that dementia sufferers stopped deteriorating …