Jeremy Wheat

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Is there a hidden code that rules the Universe?

Physicists rely on equations to understand the world, but could the Universe operate more like a computer program instead? Stephen Wolfram thinks so.<p>Mathematics helps us understand the world we live in – physicists have devised equations that attempt to explain everything from the way a ball …

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A lie detector on your phone

In an age of misinformation, fact-checking apps for our smartphones and computers could tell us when we’re being told lies.<p>Each week on The Forum, a global thinker from the worlds of philosophy, science, psychology or the arts is given a minute to put forward a radical, inspiring or controversial …

How often do men really think about sex?

Do men think about sex every seven seconds? Probably not. But rather than wonder about whether this is true, Tom Stafford asks how on earth you can actually prove it or not.<p>We've all been told that men think about you-know-what far too often – every seven seconds, by some accounts. Most of us have …

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Neuroscience: The man who saw time stand still

One day, a man saw time itself stop, and as David Robson discovers, unpicking what happened is revealing that we can all experience temporal trickery too.<p>It started as a headache, but soon became much stranger. Simon Baker entered the bathroom to see if a warm shower could ease his pain. “I looked …

Time standing still: Your amazing experiences

Our article about one man’s extraordinary experience of seeing the world stand still prompted readers to share some of their amazing tales.<p>We told the story about one man’s extreme experience of time warping; when he entered the shower, water droplets seemed to freeze in the air – an experience …

What our descendants will deplore about us

How will the future view us? Tom Chatfield asked some of the world���s best minds, and discovered that we will be seen as barbaric in ways we may not even realise.<p>I had a discussion that made me ask a disconcerting question: how will I be viewed after I die? I like to think of myself as someone who …

Homni: The new superorganism taking over Earth

Is our species evolving into something new? Gaia Vince makes the provocative argument that humanity is transforming, and it is already having a huge effect on life on our planet.<p>In Ancient Greek mythology, the Earth Goddess Gaia had nine titan sons, who attempted to control not just the Earth, but …