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Earth - The quantum origin of time

Science has a habit of asking stupid questions. Stupid, that is, by the standards of common sense. But time and time again we have found that common sense is a poor guide to what really goes on in the world.<p>So if your response to the question "Why does time always go forwards, not backwards?" is …

How light is detected affects the atom that emits it: An experiment suggests it might be possible to control atoms entangled with the light they emit by manipulating detection

An experiment suggests it might be possible to control atoms entangled with the light they emit by manipulating detection<p>Flick a switch on a dark …

Quantum Physics

In Praise of the Tamed Metaphysicist: Einstein on Reality, Rationality, and the Human Passion for Comprehension

“There exists a passion for comprehension, just as there exists a passion for music. That passion is rather common in children, but gets lost in most people later on.”<p><i>“Reason is a tool, a machine, which is driven by the spiritual fire,”</i> Dostoyevsky wrote in 1838 as he contemplated how we come to …

Astronomers Have Discovered a Region in Space Where Black Holes Have Mysteriously Aligned

What the hell’s going on out there?<p>There’s a region in the distant Universe where a handful of supermassive black holes have mysteriously aligned, …

Universe

Just 1% Of People Can Find The Hidden Letter In This Quiz

If you’ve ever wondered if you possess a photographic memory, now is your chance to prove it with this Playbuzz quiz.<p>A photographic memory – known as …

The Brain

Tensors For Laypeople

In today’s blog post, I am going to look a little more closely at the concept of <i>tensors</i>, which is of paramount importance in many areas of modern …

Nasa releases recording of strange 'space music' heard by Apollo 10 astronauts

The astronauts heard the strange 'whistling sound' when they were orbiting the moon<p>When three astronauts orbiting the moon noticed a strange “whistling sound” in outer space, they thought they were imagining things.<p>In fact, the men were so perplexed they worried about whether or not they should …

Watch the chemistry of a burning match in ultra-slow motion

To fire up the grill or the gas stove, we often reach for a match. It turns out there's a lot of chemistry going on to make those little wooden …

Chemistry

Black Holes, Too! Gravitational Wave Find Had Other Surprises

For the first time in history, scientists have physical proof that pairs of black holes will sometimes circle around each other, collide and mush …

Observation of Gravitational Waves from a Binary Black Hole Merger

Author(s): B. P. Abbott <i>et al.</i> (LIGO Scientific Collaboration and Virgo Collaboration)Gravitational waves emitted by the merger of two black holes …

IT'S OFFICIAL: Gravitational Waves Have Been Detected, Einstein Was Right

"Ladies and gentlemen, we have detected gravitational waves. We did it!"<p>After 100 years of searching, an international team of physicists has …

Gravitational Waves

WATCH: Why The Death of Black Holes Is Such a Problem For Physicists

Someone really needs to solve this.<p>Of all the strange, colossal, and unknowable things out there in space, there's arguably none so confounding as …

Physics

12 Famous Scientists On The Possibility Of God

"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the Mysterious."<p>When President Barack Obama nominated the Christian geneticist Francis Collins to head the National Institutes of Health in 2009, some American scientists questioned whether someone who professed a strong belief in God was qualified to …

The Best Teacher I Never Had

A video tribute from Bill Gates to Richard Feynman: phenomenal explainer, amazing scientist, and all-around colorful guy.

Sigma & Pi Bonding - ATOMIC ORBITAL & BONDING: Sigma (σ) & Pi (π) Bonds

<b>What are Sigma and Pi bonds?</b><p>Many of us are already aware of the definition of a sigma bond from our teachers, text books or from many of the websites …

9 Math Riddles, Can You Solve Them?

Available on iOS & Android only.<p>Tag<p>This is sensitive<p>Attribute original poster<p>We remove posts that include copyright or trademark infringement. If …

Sunday Chess Problem [EvolutionBlog]

I picked a charming helpmate for you this week, composed by Edgar Holladay in 1978. He was especially well known for lightweight problems where the …

Gravity: 'Major step in physics' as mathematician unveils formula for creating gravitational fields

A maths researcher claims to have produced the formula to not only create gravitational fields, but also control them. He claims that current …

Dogs really can tell how their owners are feeling, new study shows

Can dogs tell when we are happy, sad or angry? As a dog owner, I feel confident not only that I can tell what kind of emotional state my pets are in, …

Pets

Why Does Hot Water Freeze Faster Than Cold Water?

Yep, it's true - and the chemistry is fascinating.<p>Lots of you in the Northern Hemisphere will be in the middle of yet another winter, and some might …

Stanford University

Here’s The Simple Proof That There Must Be Multiple Levels of Infinity

Easy!<p>Infinity is a powerful concept. Philosophers, artists, theologians, scientists, and people from all walks of life have struggled with ideas of …

Mathematics

Theoretical Physicist Proposes Radical New Hypothesis For Why Humans Exist

Dark matter.<p>Where do we come from? Well, it depends on who you ask. For example, an astrophysicist might say that the chemical components of our …

Dark Matter

Neil deGrasse Tyson reveals what he thinks about God

Science and religion rarely agree, but Neil deGrasse Tyson may be able to answer one question about a higher power.<p><i>Produced by</i> <i>Darren Weaver</i><p><b>Follow …

Physicists figure out how to retrieve information from a black hole

Black holes earn their name because their gravity is so strong not even light can escape from them. Oddly, though, physicists have come up with a bit …

Neil DeGrasse Tyson's Best Quotes Will Make You Fall in Love With Science All Over Again

"Knowing where you came from is no less important than knowing where you are going."<p>If you've ever listened to StarTalk radio, then you'll know that …

Middle School

Scientific American's Top 10 Science Stories of 2015

It’s been an eventful year, from surprising finds in space and on Earth to technological innovations and its perils to developments in biology. In …

Immune System

The Birth of Saturn - How the Universe Works | Science

…You can thank dark matter! As the universe expanded, dark matter became a web that stretched across space. It pulled in normal matter to create …

Physics

Don't Freak if You Can't Solve a Math Problem That's Gone Viral

They're easier than you think.<p><i>This article was written by Kevin Knudson from the University of Florida, and was originally published by The</i> …

Mathematics

Hannah's Sweets: the GCSE maths problem that had students going crazy with frustration

An exam question on the Edexcel GCSE maths paper this week has become an internet phenomenon<p>The conundrum of Cheryl's birthday stumped students in Singapore in April. Now thousands of GCSE maths students have vented their exam frustration on Twitter about a question on the probability of getting …