Christopher Revels

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Best Space Pictures of 2014: A Year's Delights Courtesy of Starry Nights

Of the 350 breathtaking space photos we published in 2014, here are our picks for the 12 best of the year.

How the brain recognises the words it reads

When we read a book or a newspaper, we typically recognise words without thinking about what we are doing.<p>After all, when we see a word such as …

4 Discoveries In Neuroscience That Redefine Happiness

Have you ever tried to tell yourself to "just relax and enjoy" an unexpected traffic-filled commute that is sure to make you late? You keep telling …

Mindfulness

The Angels and Demons of the Investor’s Mind

When it comes to investing, there may be times when we have a “gut feeling” about a certain company. It’s that tingling sensation that makes it “feel …

Free Will, God and Enlightenment

The spiritual path is the path of healing the ego, the mind, the wounded self, so that rather than our wounded self being in charge, we are able to release our will to our Higher Power.<p>We are beings of free will. We can choose to allow our ego-wounded self to guide us, or we can choose to allow our …

How to Grow Stronger Without Lifting Weights

We yearn to believe that we can get fit without effort. We build “ab belts” to electrocute our muscles to give us six-packs. We invent chocolate-chip …

The Brain

"We Will Encounter Superintelligence Much Older than the Human Species" (New Year's Feature)

"I think it very likely – in fact, inevitable – that biological intelligence is only a transitory phenomenon… If we ever encounter extraterrestrial …

THE E-COMMERCE BENCHMARKS REPORT: The Statistics That Define Winners And Losers On Mobile And PCs

A few key performance indicators, or KPIs, allow retailers to benchmark themselves in specific areas of online commerce. Identifying the right areas for improvement can help businesses adjust and capture a larger share of the e-commerce and retail market.<p>In a <b>new report, BI Intelligence</b>, measures …

eCommerce

Apocalypse or golden age: What machine intelligence will do to us

Some luminaries of our age have warned recently that machine intelligence is evolving at a breakneck pace. So breakneck, in fact, that machines might soon decide the world would be a better place if all our necks were broken. Thus begins the Machine Apocalypse, we’ll all rue the day we decided to …

There May Be Some Hope For Restoring Lost Memories In The Brain

Alzheimer's Disease is the most common neurodegenerative disorder in the United States -- affecting more than 5 million Americans. Perhaps the most devastating symptom of the disease is its characteristic loss of memory and identity, which can take a heavy psychological and emotional toll on its …

How to Think Like a Philosopher, with Daniel Dennett

VIDEO<p>Daniel Dennett: An Introduction to Intuition Pumps<p>Daniel Dennett, one of the best-known living philosophers and a professor at Tufts University, …

Neurophilosophy

Quantum physics theory is easier to understand than you think

Wrapping your head around quantum physics is tricky, no matter how well-educated you are -- if it were easy, there wouldn't be problems making quantum computers. However, researchers at the National University of Singapore believe they've found a way to make things simpler. They've determined that …

Laws of physics be damned! Maru never gives up trying to fit into this little box

Oh Maru, this is why the Internet is obsessed with you. Your cat tenacity is inspiring and no matter what you refuse to give up. Watch an adorably …

A New Wrinkle in Quantum Mechanics

The press release of this news items proclaims: “Quantum physics just got less complicated.” I’m not sure I agree. Perhaps in the minds of physicists …

Quantum Mechanics

This Dying Star Is The Center Of The Coldest Place In The Universe

Until NASA's Cold Lab comes online in 2016, the coldest place in the universe is a faint scattering of gas and dust 5,000 light years away in the …

There Was a Big Bang for Birds

If there’s a factory where birds are built, the workers were clearly smoking something the day they designed the hummingbird. And the ostrich. And …

Horoscopes, Tarot, Psychic Readings

Astrology.com is your portal to the stars, unlocking the mysteries of the universe with horoscopes, tarot, and psychic readings.<p>Whether you're a …

Dark Energy Might Be Stealing the Glue Holding the Universe Together

If recent measurements are correct, it may not be so farfetched.<p>Dark energy is eating dark matter. Bit by bit, the supreme attractive force of the universe, gravitationally speaking, is being superseded by the supreme repulsive force. So, not only is the universe's outward expansion accelerating, …

"The Scaffolding of Our Universe is Being Slowly Swallowed by Dark Energy"

The findings appear in the journal Physical Review Letters, published by the American Physical Society. In the journal the cosmologists argue that …

L.A. Shamans and Psychics Agree, The Lakers are Cursed by Dark Energy

“I’m sensing a foreign dark energy that started attaching itself to the team around the Chris Paul trade,” says Justine Kenzer, proprietor of …

"Time is Slowly Disappearing from Our Universe" (Or, is It Timeless?)

What if the time part of the the space-time continuum equation was literally running out? Perhaps evidence suggests that time is slowly disappearing …

Image of the Early Universe Is Only 4.9 Percent Regular Matter — NOVA Next | PBS

In an unfinished Italian palace, surrounded by frescoes that dried some 600 years ago, astronomers revealed their latest piece—a portrait of the …

Universe

Ask Ethan #67: Dark Matter vs. Dark Energy

The Universe looks bizarre: a plethora of galaxies, many clusters, but very little bigger than that. What made it so?<p><i>“We are incredibly heedless in</i> …

New Signal May Be Evidence of Dark Matter, Say Researchers

Dark matter is the architect of large-scale cosmic structure and the engine behind proper rotation of galaxies. It’s an indispensable part of the …

Dark Matter

Unusual X-ray signals could reveal dark matter

Dark matter remains one of the most mysterious elements of the universe, because it's completely invisible to us. It neither emits nor absorbs light, so we can't observe it directly -- not even if we use our most powerful telescope. A team of researchers believe that they've come across important …

Here's the cast of Syfy's new series Dark Matter, developed by former Stargate alums

As we’d heard a while back, former <i>Stargate</i> producers Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie have a 13-episode order for the original sci-fi series <i>Dark …

An amazing first image of the sun from NASA's NuSTAR, Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array

Via NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, this amazing image is one of the first shot by the <i>Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array</i>, or NuSTAR.<p>A larger …

New Doubt About Dark Matter

Tantalizing ‘signals’ from a handful of recent high-energy searches for dark matter are more likely the product of conventional astrophysics than the first tentative detections of the universe’s missing mass, say skeptical astrophysicists.<p>“A decade ago, no [one] would make these claims without …

Black Holes And Our Cosmic Future

With the movies Interstellar and The Theory of Everything out, black holes are in the news, exciting people's imagination.<p>Black holes bring up possibilities as crazy-sounding as time travel, tunnels through space called wormholes, even parallel universes. It's amazing that when I started my career …