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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> …

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 would try to limit impact of a Brexit on UK economy

Priorities will be keeping financial markets stable and containing effect of vote to leave EU, says deputy governor Andrew Bailey<p>The Bank of England deputy governor Andrew Bailey has said its first priority in the event of a Brexit vote is to keep financial markets stable and manage the impact on …

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

(Phys.org)—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 …

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Add 1 atomic layer to get magnetism

Researchers have uncovered a new twist in magnetism at the nanoscale.<p>The team at the National University of Singapore made the discovery while …

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

<b>Jeff Bridges and Julianne Moore in "The Big Lebowski" (Gramercy Pictures)</b><p>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>Douwe Draaisma<p>May 3, 2015 8:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Forgetting: Myths, Perils and Compensations”<p><i>There’s no time to</i> …

Think days, not years, to fight procrastination

To fight procrastination, researchers offer a simple trick: think of the future as now.<p>“The simplified message that we learned in these studies is if …