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Your Brain Isn't a Computer. It's a Quantum Field.

By examining our minds at a quantum level, we change them, and by changing them, we change the reality that shapes them.<br>Read More

Stephen Hawking

Shades of 'Star Trek'? Quantum Teleportation Sets Distance Record

A record-breaking distance has been achieved in the bizarre world of quantum teleportation, scientists say.<p>The scientists teleported photons (packets …

Neuroscience's New Consciousness Theory Is Spiritual

"Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality" -Carl Sagan<p>It appears that we are approaching a unique time in the history of man and science where empirical measures and deductive reasoning can actually inform us spiritually. Integrated Information …

Consciousness

Quantum "Weeping Angel" Effect Freezes Atoms in Place

The paradox of Schroedinger’s Cat famously demonstrates that a quantum cat sealed in a box is both alive and dead at the same time until we look …

Don’t Understand the Periodic Table? It’s Just a Quantum Truth Table

In the wee hours of the late 17th century, Isaac Newton could be found locked up in his laboratory prodding the secrets of nature. Giant plumes of …

In a scientific field in which the words "spookiness" and "weirdness" are used as technical terms, you can be sure of some properly odd things going …

Quantum Physics

The Last Days of Socrates - Plato's Greater, Better World

Socrates' execution at Athens in 399 BCE had a profound effect on his student Plato (428-348 BCE) who was inspired by his teacher to abandon his …

Elegant Kirigami Solar Cells Generate 36% More Solar Energy

By borrowing from kirigami, the ancient Japanese art of paper cutting, researchers at the University of Michigan have developed solar cells that can …

Solar Power

The theory of parallel universes is not just maths – it is science that can be tested

The existence of parallel universes may seem like something cooked up by science fiction writers, with little relevance to modern theoretical …

Fallout 4 Friday - Season pass, Creation Kit and cool Fallout fan tributes!

The Vanishing of Ethan Carter Redux is out now on Steam

The Vanishing of Ethan Carter Redux, the remade version of the game released on PS4 in July, is now available on Steam as a free upgrade to the core …

NASA telescopes find galaxy cluster with vibrant heart

Astronomers have discovered a rare beast of a galaxy cluster whose heart is bursting with new stars. The unexpected find, made with the help of …

More than one million march for independence ahead of controversial Catalonia vote

Catalan premier Artur Mas has cast a Sept 27 regional election as a de facto referendum on secession from Spain, with a win for his coalition a mandate for a unilateral declaration of independence<p>More than one million people thronged in central Barcelona on Friday to demand independence for …

NASA Creates Material That Can Self-Heal in Less Than A Second

We’re one step closer to a real T-1000.<p>Scientists at NASA, along with a student fellow from the University of Michigan, are designing materials for …

Homophobic People Often Have Psychological Issues

Homophobic attitudes may say a lot about the person who holds them, new research suggests.<p>A new study of university students in Italy revealed that …

Capitalism Can Defeat Economic Inequality

A new study from Harvard Business School shows that economic inequality and stagnant middle-class incomes are big concerns for America's business elite. And while it shows that the rich believe they will get richer and the gap will continue to grow, the study also shows that even the super wealthy …

Quantum dots explained: How this nanotechnology could give OLED TVs a run for the money

<b>Editor's note</b>: This story has been updated for accuracy and to add new information.<p>The word <i>quantum</i> grabs most people’s attention. Largely because of …

Faithless: Confessions of a (Former) Closeted Agnostic.

I’m not alone in that people sometimes make assumptions about me that aren’t true.<p>When many people hear that I am a yogi/yoga instructor, they often …

Scientists are working on new technology that could beam unlimited energy to Earth from space

Luckily for the Earth, the world's supply of fossil fuels is limited. And for the past several decades, researchers have been looking for renewable energy resources to provide power to everyone without poisoning the Earth with atmospheric carbon dioxide from the burning of fossil fuels like oil and …

Clean Energy

These are the the most crystal-clear images of Pluto yet

Remember when Pluto was this strange, faraway planet (or dwarf planet, depending on when you grew up) that science textbooks knew very little about? It wasn’t that long ago that we didn’t know things like its true color, composition, or really much of anything about its topography. Well, that’s all …

Solar System

Mind Before Matter: How Consciousness is Making a Comeback Through Scientific Exploration

A person’s worldview has always been shaped by their culture and period in history. If we grew up in a tribal setting, we would have a remarkably …

What is Dark Matter?

Roughly 80 percent of the mass of the universe is made up of material that scientists cannot directly observe. Known as dark matter, this bizarre …

13 Must-Visit Places Across Ireland & Northern Ireland

As a traveler, it can be hard to feel like you've really seen and experienced all a new-to-you country has to offer on a visit, but with Ireland's small size, it's easy to cover a lot of ground in a weeklong visit. Here are some places we've dubbed essentially Irish and must-visits on any trip. …

Ireland

NASA created a material that can heal itself in seconds—even from bullets

Hurtling through the endless void of space in a thin aluminum can as debris zips around in every direction may have just gotten a little safer. NASA and the University of Michigan have designed a new “skin” that can heal itself within seconds of being punctured.<p>In a study published in the American …

University of Michigan

Super-Strong Material Inspired By Squid Teeth Is Self-Healing

To repair, just add water<p>A team of researchers led by engineers from Penn State University has created the first material that heals itself in the presence of water, according to a study published yesterday in <i>Scientific Reports</i>. The material, inspired by squid teeth, could be used to repair devices …

Penn State