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What every layperson should know about string theory

If you’ve ever wondered just why it has piqued the interest of so many, have a look inside.<p><i>“I just think too many nice things have happened in string</i> …

Quantum Mechanics

Schrodinger's Cat Is Now Alive - And Dead - in Two Boxes at Once, IRL Experiment Reveals

Physicists just sawed that cat in half.<p>Scientists have just kicked the famous Schrodinger’s cat thought experiment up a notch by cutting that poor …

'Gift from God': The NYPD says criminals love Apple encryption

NEW YORK (AP) — Police and prosecutors in New York City said Thursday that the top-notch encryption technology on Apple mobile phones is now routinely hindering criminal investigations. And they predicted the problem could grow worse as more criminals figure out how well the devices keep …

Bank of England

Here's What Fruits And Vegetables Looked Like Before We Domesticated Them

The original genetic modification.<p>Next time you bite into a slice of watermelon or a cob of corn, consider this: these familiar fruits and veggies …

Physicists investigate the structure of time, with implications for quantum mechanics and philosophy

(—Although in theory it may seem possible to divide time up into infinitely tiny intervals, the smallest physically meaningful interval of …


I'm starting to think a 'Brexit' is a good idea and I never thought I'd ever say that

Britain exiting the EU - "Brexit" - wasn't something that I've ever thought was a good idea, either financially or politically.<p>After all, each of the 28 nation members are in it together, working under a single market ideal, where policies and laws are enacted for the good of all countries and do …


Add 1 atomic layer to get magnetism - Futurity

Researchers have uncovered a new twist in magnetism at the nanoscale: One atomic layer can make a big difference.

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Nick Clegg warns against dividing Britain in resignation speech

It appears Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg has paid a heavy price for joining a coalition with the Conservatives as his party was virtually annihiliated in the UK elections, ending with just 8 seats down from 57 in 2010.<p>He offered his resignation with a lament to liberalism and the dangers of …

Why can’t we remember dreams? The neuroscience of ecstasy and sadness

It seems like a pact with the devil. As soon as you’re in a position to record a dream, it starts to disappear<p><i>There’s no time to lose, I heard her say Catch your dreams before they slip away.</i><p>When we sleep, wrote English psychiatrist Havelock Ellis over a hundred years ago, we enter a ‘dim and …

Julianne Moore

Think days, not years, to fight procrastination - Futurity

A shift in time metrics can motivate people to accomplish their goals, report researchers.