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What Happens at the Subatomic Level When One Person Touches Another?

Is it possible for the human body to create an electromagnetic field? <i>originally appeared on</i> Quora: <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p>Answer <b>by</b> Jack Fraser, Master’s Physics, University of Oxford, on Quora:<p><b>Is it possible for</b> …

Ask Ethan: Why Was The Universe Dark For So Long?

At the moment of the Big Bang, the Universe was full of matter and radiation, but there were no stars. As it expanded and cooled, you formed protons and neutrons in the first fraction of a second, atomic nuclei in the first 3-4 minutes, and neutral atoms after about 380,000 years. After another …

Astrophysics

Newfound Wormhole Allows Information to Escape Black Holes

In 1985, when Carl Sagan was writing the novel <i>Contact</i>, he needed to quickly transport his protagonist Dr. Ellie Arroway from Earth to the star Vega. …

Physics

If Music Sends Shivers Down Your Spine, You Have a Special Brain

If a good beat sends shivers down your spine, you may have a unique brain. According to research published by <i>Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience</i>, people whose bodies respond to music have structurally different brains than the rest.<p>In these individuals, the auditory cortex communicates more …

The Brain

Learn Arduino by Building 15 Complete Projects From Scratch

For only $15, you'll be learning by doing.<p>It's a common misconception that dreaming up and creating powerful gadgets by hand is only for the pros. Arduino is a leading open-source platform that allows you to bring electronics prototyping into your home—letting you build complex and entertaining …

Arduino

Top 10 books about consciousness

From octupuses that might be thinking with their arms to early humans’ blind obedience to gods, these are some of the best guides to the deep enigma inside ordinary life<p>What is consciousness? At first blush this question appears to be rather simple, but with further investigation, it quickly …

What Will Black Holes Do At The End Of The Universe?

When the universe comes to an end and everything we knew and loved is gone, black holes will haunt the dark sky as they slowly fade to nothing …

No green thumb needed: 6 drought-tolerant herbs that are almost impossible to kill

If you have dutifully swapped out your lawn and flower gardens for water-miserly cactus and succulents, you can be excused for feeling a tad nostalgic for the lush, the scented, the flowering.<p>"When I just see succulents, it can feel a bit sparse or stark," admits Kelly Fernandez. But she has a …

Gardening

This Dizzying Galaxy Supercluster Will Change Your Perspective on The Cosmos

Hello, Saraswati.<p>Astronomers have discovered a massive supercluster of galaxies located approximately 4 billion light-years from Earth – and not only …

The Large Hadron Collider Detected a Beautiful New Particle

It's a big one too.<p>The Large Hadron Collider has once again done what it does best – smash bits of matter together and find new particles in the …

Twitter Worked Out That Jumping Spiders Can See The Moon

What scientists get up to when there's a spider in the lab.<p>Brace yourselves, arachnophobes, as we dive into a topic that's equally as terrifying as …

Amateurs Spot Supernova Star Explosion For Space Scientists Studying Universe

A star exploded before the time of the dinosaurs, and average people just helped space scientists find it.<p>The stellar explosion called a supernova is …

Getting to Grips With Time Crystals. What is That Really?

You may or may not have heard that there’s a new phase of matter been discovered and it’s called a time crystal. A team of UC Berkley physicists made …

Quantum Mechanics

The amount of space junk around Earth has hit a critical point — and it could jeopardize our space missions

There are almost 30,000 man-made objects orbiting Earth. Many are tiny pieces of rockets and satellites, while others are completely dead satellites not in use anymore. All of them pose risks to other spacecraft and satellites — and as access to space becomes more affordable, the risk of a chain …

Space Exploration

Hubble’s Successor Is Almost Ready to Go

Hubble is one of the most important telescopes in history. It showed us so much of the universe around us and has been credited with keeping the …

Is Another Universe Sitting Too Close To Us On The Multiverse Bus?

Since the 1960s, astronomers have been aware of the electromagnetic background radiation that pervades the Universe. Known as the Cosmic Microwave …

Dark Matter

Scientists have discovered a worm that eats plastic bags and leaves behind antifreeze

The wax worm, a caterpillar typically used for fishing bait and known for damaging beehives by eating their wax comb, has now been observed munching on a different material: plastic bags.<p>Scientist Federica Bertocchini of the Institute of Biomedicine and Biotechnology of Cantabria in Spain first …

Pollution

11 Plank Exercises That Double as Cardio Moves

Planks are known for their core-crushing abilities. Holding one will make anyone's abs tremble after a while. But some plank variations have another …

Workouts

Consciousness Is a Byproduct of Entropy According to New Research

It’s the second law of thermodynamics, one of the essential rules of the physical universe, everything is infused with a particle of chaos, and that …

Consciousness

Three Theories Explaining What Parallel Universes Are and How They Can Be Real

The idea that things exist in a particular, well-defined state at all times where their properties can be determined so long as you can measure them …

Dark Matter

IBM invents atomic hard drive that can store data within a single atom

IBM researchers have developed the world's smallest magnet and used it make a data storage breakthrough.<p>IBM's research arm has made a breakthrough in …

Nanotech

Chemists can rapidly purify wastewater with sunlight

Chemists have found a way to use sunlight to purify wastewater rapidly and cheaply, and to make self-cleaning materials for buildings.<p>The technology …

Physicists predict the existence of unusual optical composites

Physicists from MIPT have predicted the existence of transparent composite media with unusual optical properties. Using graphics card-based …

Quantum Mechanics

Why our brains may be 100 times more powerful than believed

A new study out of the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) has found that one part of the neurons in our brains is more active than …

It's Official: Time Crystals Are a New State of Matter, And Now We Can Create Them

Peer-review has spoken.<p>Earlier this year, physicists had put together a blueprint for how to make and measure time crystals - a bizarre state of …

Science Explains Why Early Birds Have Better Mental Health Than Night Owls

Birds

This Wild New Supersolid Is Three States of Matter at Once

You learn about three or four phases of matter in school—solids, which have a shape and volume, liquids, which have a volume only, and gases and …

Quantum Mechanics

Scientists Want to Build a Super-Fast, Self-Replicating Computer That "Grows as It Computes"

Well, that's intimidating.<p>Scientists say it's possible to build a new type of self-replicating computer that replaces silicon chips with processors …