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How plants use quantum physics to boost photosynthesis

Humans can't teleport or reside in multiple places at once — but the tiniest particles of matter can.<p>These eerie quantum effects have traditionally been studied and observed only under the strictly controlled conditions of a physics lab. That is, until some scientists suggested that such weirdness …

University of Chicago

Why thousands of AI researchers are boycotting the new Nature journal

The ability to pay no longer determines the ability to play<p>Budding authors face a minefield when it comes to publishing their work. For a large fee, as much as $3,000, they can make their work available to anyone who wants to read it. Or they can avoid the fee and have readers pay the publisher …

Machine Learning

4 Ways to Find More Meaning in Life

There’s no shortage of tips about what brings happiness, but what gives your life <i>meaning</i>?<p>“Meaning in life” is one of those things everybody insists …

Happiness

These 5 Crazy Thought Experiments Show How Einstein Formed His Revolutionary Hypotheses

They're not easy.<p>Albert Einstein, one of the greatest minds of the 20th century, forever changed the landscape of science by introducing …

Physics

Want a Better Marriage? Science Says You and Your Spouse Should Do This More Often

If you both have the same attitude toward this, you'll be happier. If not... well, I feel for you.<p>Last evening, after we put our baby down for the night, my wife and I sat and had a quiet drink on the back patio, after a long, fun and exhausting weekend.<p>Now, it turns out that science says we're …

Alcohol

Guardian's Alex Bellos scoops best science blog award

Guardian writer beats competition from Prospect Magazine and Nature to land Association of British Science Writers award<p>The Guardian’s Alex Bellos has won the Association of British Science Writers award for best science blog 2016.<p>Bellos’s blog, Adventures in Numberland, beat competition from …

8 Personality Traits of Highly Intelligent People (Backed by Science)

The scientific reasoning behind some of the personality traits that smart people share.<p>Over on Quora, more than 100 people have answered the question "What are the common traits of highly intelligent people?"<p>Some users claim to know from personal experience; others are just taking an educated guess.<p>…

Psychology

The truth behind testosterone: why men risk it all

How do hormones such as testosterone and cortisol affect our ability to work, rest and play? A stock-market trader turned neuroscientist has the …

Airbnb tells the story of its first-ever guest as it bets big on India

Amol Surve, a cash-strapped Indian design student, was looking for a cheap place to stay for his trip to San Francisco in 2007, when he stumbled upon …

5 Books That Will Inspire You to Never Give Up on Your Dreams

Sometimes, all you need is a reminder of where you're headed.<p>I am an avid reader. I read because there is so much incredible material out there to learn from, but I also read to stay inspired. In the same way movies and YouTube montages and podcasts inspire, books can have a tremendous impact on …

Motivation