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The 42 Biggest Questions About Life, the Universe, and Everything

In a homage to 'Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy,' two physicists explain the biggest unknowns in science. I’ve summed them up as a tweetstorm.<p>In Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams’ classic irreverent tour through the universe, a supercomputer named Deep Thought discovers the answer to …

Physics

So You Want to Read Gothic Space Opera: Here’s Where to Start

<i>Hyperion</i>’s <i>Canterbury Tales</i> in Space narrative of pilgrims swapping stories en route to an otherworldly shrine haunted by a demon-like creature known …

Let's Go Back to a Future Where Sci-Fi Does Good Time Travel | WIRED

Author: Geek's Guide to the Galaxy. Geek's Guide to the Galaxy Culture<p>Date of Publication: 02.04.17.<p>Time of Publication: 9:00 am. 9:00 am<p>Let’s Go …

How Indonesia Beat Back Terrorism—for Now

One theory for why ISIS hasn’t gained traction in the world's largest Muslim-majority country<p>There tends to be more focus on why terrorist groups flourish in certain countries than why they fail in others. But Jonathan Tepperman, the managing editor of <i>Foreign Affairs</i>, has just investigated the …

Atheism – The First Questions, what is the Source of this World?

<b>Were they created by nothing, or were they their own Creators</b>?<p><b>Atheism Series Introduction -By Fadel Soliman</b><p><b>One of the most wonderful books I have</b> …

Faith

10 Science Fiction Authors Whose Books Just Kept Getting Stranger

A lot of authors tend to become more conventional over time. They get more mainstream cred, mellow out, and sand the rough edges off their work. But …

Speculative or science fiction? As Margaret Atwood shows, there isn't much distinction

The use of pulp conventions in The Heart Goes Last undermines Atwood’s claim that speculative fiction is the antithesis of those cheesy, escapist fantasies about talking squids in outer space<p>By Cecilia Mancuso for Public Books, part of the Guardian Books Network.<p>Margaret Atwood’s most recent novel, …

Science Fiction

5 Massive Space Operas to Read Between Marathon Sessions of No Man's Sky

<i>No Man’s Sky</i> is the most talked-about game of the summer, a massive space exploration sim boasting a universe so vast, the creators estimate 99 …

No Man's Sky

Mohamed PBUH, the Man

"So remind, [O Mohamad]; you are only a reminder. You are not over them a controller." (Verse 21 Al Ghashyia, Holy Quran).<p>This is perhaps one of my favorite verses of the Holy Quran as it reflects the true meaning of spiritual leadership, it implies that spiritual leaders should in essence serve to …

The Formula For Blockbuster Games Apps -- And Why We Are Addicted

With mobile app user acquisition costs rising through the roof and revenues set to go sideways, major publishers and independent studios are under increasing pressure to find better and smarter ways to boost audience spending in their game apps. While app companies can harness algorithms and …

Mobile Gaming

Facebook is playing a dangerous game with Apple

It's a big moment for chatbots, which tech luminaries like Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and former Evernote CEO Phil Libin praise as the next big thing in computing. And investors are pouring cash into startups that promise to ride the wave.<p>Which makes it even weirder that Facebook's introduction of …

Apps

How Lenovo Became The Largest PC Maker In The World

Computer maker Lenovo Group was originally founded in a dusty, two-room Beijing guardhouse in 1984. Today, it’s the largest PC maker in the world and a Fortune 500 frontrunner in smart connected devices with employees in more than 60 countries. But the initial innovative and entrepreneurial spirit …

Hong Kong

How the changing media is changing terrorism

Just like news organisations, terrorists need an audience – and both have adapted their tactics to keep your attention<p>Mohamed Merah, a 23-year-old petty criminal, spent much of the last 36 hours of his life crouched over a laptop in his small apartment in the south‑western French city of Toulouse. …

Terrorism

Inside Instacart’s fraught and misguided quest to become the Uber of groceries

The changes Instacart outlined were grim.<p>Fees for customers were increasing. One-hour delivery in New York City had been suspended. In stores, standards were getting much stricter. A lengthy list of policies detailed everything from how Instacart shoppers should dress to when they could listen to …

eCommerce

8 Awesome Science Resources That You Can Access For Free Online

Including ALL of Feynman’s lectures.<p>There's nothing worse than wanting to expand your knowledge, satisfy your curiosity, or just confirm some weird …

What is time – and why does it move forward?

Imagine time running backwards. People would grow younger instead of older and, after a long life of gradual rejuvenation – unlearning everything …

Science Fiction

Entanglement: Gravity's long-distance connection

When Albert Einstein scoffed at a “spooky” long-distance connection between particles, he wasn’t thinking about his general theory of …

Astronomers think this could be the key to finding alien life

Astronomers presumed that many of the other stars in the night sky had planets too, but this was sheer speculation.<p>We could never know for sure, the thinking went, because such planets were ridiculously small and faint. To ever see or study them seemed a complete impossibility.<p>"Extrasolar planets," …

What Are Gravitational Waves, and Why Should You Care?

<b>The short answer:</b><p>Gravitational waves are an important prediction of Einstein's general theory of relativity, published a century ago. Because this theory changed the way we understand the nature of space, time, and gravity, it also fundamentally changed our perception of how we fit into the …

Einstein predicted gravitational waves 100 years ago; here's why you should care

Great excitement rippled through the physics world on Thursday at the announcement that gravitational waves have been detected after a 100-year …

Physics

Facebook and the New Colonialism

Today’s empires are born on the web, and exert tremendous power in the material world.<p>Mark Zuckerberg hasn’t had the best week.<p>First, Facebook’s Free Basics platform was effectively banned in India. Then, a high-profile member of Facebook’s board of directors, the venture capitalist Marc …

We got 10 CEOs to tell us their one killer interview question for new hires

Where do you see yourself in five years? Tell me about a time when you showed leadership. What is your biggest weakness?<p>These are the standard questions that job candidates face during interviews. And by now, everyone also has standard answers. (“My biggest weakness? I work too hard.”)<p>As you scale …

Employment

How Did Life Begin On Earth?

<i>How did life begin on Earth? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Richard Muller, Professor of Physics, UC Berkeley, author Energy for Future Presidents, on Quora.</b><p>We have no idea.<p>The building …

The Fed engineered the bull market

"What the Fed did, and I was part of that group, is we front-loaded a tremendous market rally… in order to accomplish a wealth effect."<p>This is important for a couple of reasons.<p>First, many investors and pundits have disputed the idea that quantitative easing was directly responsible for boosting …

A Radical Reinterpretation of Einstein’s Theory — NOVA Next | PBS

“It is not easy to walk alone in the country without musing upon something,” Charles Dickens once observed. For Julian Barbour, those musings most …

Physics

This physicist has a groundbreaking idea about why life exists

Why does life exist?<p>Popular hypotheses credit a primordial soup, a bolt of lightning, and a colossal stroke of luck.<p>But if a provocative new theory is correct, luck may have little to do with it. Instead, according to the physicist proposing the idea, the origin and subsequent evolution of life …

Physics

The real roots of Sunni-Shia conflict: beyond the myth of "ancient religious hatreds"

What's really driving the Middle East's sectarian divide?<p>The story, as told, usually goes something like this: 1,400 years ago, during the seventh century, there was a schism among Muslims over who would succeed as leader of the faithful, and that schism led to a civil war. The two sides became …

Adventures in Islam: The Myths and Legends of Muslim Homogeneity

As we watch the presidential debates unfold, one could be excused for thinking that there was an imminent threat of an Islamic takeover of the United States.<p>According to NPR, at a New Hampshire rally, Donald Trump followed up his proposed ban on all Muslims entering the country with the comment …

What The Many-Worlds Interpretation of Quantum Physics Really Means

It’s been quiet here for a couple of weeks, as I was off visiting family for the holidays and then at a meeting in South Carolina. It’s a New Year though, so let’s ease back into things with a simple and non-controversial topic. Say, the Many-Worlds interpretation of quantum physics.<p>OK, maybe that …

Quantum Physics