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Interpreting Quantum Mechanics Is All About Observers

One of the great things about being asked to speak on unusual topics is that putting together a talk on a subject a little outside of your usual range sometimes leads to looking at familiar topics from a new angle. When you do that, sometimes you notice connections between things that you hadn’t …

Quantum Physics

How to Make an Indoor Self-Watering Herb Garden

No green thumb required.<p>Start an herb garden indoors with a planter that will keep your herbs hydrated and blooming all year long.<p><b>What you'll …

This Is Your Body on Flour

A diet high in flours made from wheat or other grains affects every system in the body. Here’s a quick guide to flour’s far-reaching effects.<p><b>Brain:</b> …

10 essential career lessons to embrace before it’s too late

Keep your head down and your nose to the grindstone—or so we’ve been taught.<p>Is that really the best career guidance?<p>People often take this sort of …

How To Grow Unlimited Amounts Of Blueberries In Your Backyard

Blueberries are not only delicious snack but they are also very healthy fruit too. Whether you eat them raw, squeezed in your juice, added to your …

Here's How Highly Successful People Make Little Choices Different From the Rest of us

It's simple: If you want to live an exceptional life, you can't behave like everyone else.<p>Everybody has their own definition of success. And most people probably would like to live an above-average life. But the reality is that the vast majority of people never do. Most people live ordinary, …

How to understand Stephen Hawking's final paper. Or at least try

It all started with a Big Bang. But then what?<p>Renowned theoretical astrophysicist Stephen Hawking had been trying to answer that and other questions …

Seriously: There Are Only 10 Foods That All Nutritionists Recommend

There are so many clashing nutrition philosophies in the world, it can make a person's head explode. I learned this firsthand when I sent my …

Now you can browse—and buy—via Instagram

Until now, Instagram has been good for browsing, and bad for completing a purchase. Shopping via the photo-sharing app required opening a browser window and hoping to discover a mobile-enabled checkout. The experience was clunky, at best.<p>But that is finally changing, as Instagram slowly rolls out …

Spyce Is A Fast Food Restaurant Run By Robots

Can a robot make you a better lunch than a human?<p>There is a restaurant in Boston where robots, not humans are running the kitchen.<p>Developed by four …

The Unreal Reality Of 'Dear White People'

There was never any confusion about what “Dear White People” was meant to be.<p>From the time Justin Simien imagined it on the campus of Chapman University in 2005 until its adaptation into a series in 2016, “Dear White People” has served as an audacious record of how Simien and other people of color …

Women of Color

A new physics discovery could change the game for quantum computing

From tunneling through impenetrable barriers to being in two places at the same time, the quantum world of atoms and particles is famously bizarre. Yet the strange properties of quantum mechanics are not mathematical quirks—they are real effects that have been seen in laboratories over and over.<p>One …

Quantum Physics

Ravenous Bacteria Eats Poop and Produces Power

Researchers at Ghent University have hit on a method of harvesting energy from raw sewage that treats the wastewater without using external …

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The eco-friendly villa in the tropics, too good to be true

As the days get shorter in the northern hemisphere, most of us will spend our time dreaming about migrating to warmer climates, or to sunny beaches. …

Swimming Pools

This beautiful building in Calgary can be 'played like a musical instrument'

This building is designed like a musical instrument. The National Music Centre's Studio Bell in Calgary, Canada, featuring a 300-capacity concert …

40+ Life-Changing Books to Read This Year

Knowledge is king. The first step to creating change in your life is to know what you're doing wrong or why you need to change. We've picked out over …

The non-western books that every student should read

Leading authors pick international classics that should be on student’s bookshelves, but are often neglected by universities<p>I teach it to my first years and return to the book through their degree. It is the perfect introduction to complex ideas: oppressive socio-economic political structures, …

10 Houseplants for a fresher breath of air at home

Bodyweight exercises are gaining ground in the fitness world due to the practicality and simplicity of getting in shape using your own body weight. …

Exercise

Neuroscience Says Listening to This Song Reduces Anxiety by Up to 65 Percent

Sure to both stir your soul and calm your nervous system.<p>Everyone knows they need to manage their stress. When things get difficult at work, school, or in your personal life, you can use as many tips, tricks, and techniques as you can get to calm your nerves.<p>So here's a science-backed one: make a …

The Brain

Meet the artists shaping the UK hip hop scene

UK hip hop culture emerged in the 1980s in much the same way it did when it hit the streets of New York: with breakdancing, graffiti, and turntablism all contributing to a new, black culture. Early UK rap borrowed heavily from its US counterpart in other ways, most notably in its imitation of the …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Silkworms were fed graphene to produce 'super silk' and it could be the future of wearables

Graphene just keeps getting better and better. The so-called super material – a one-atom-thick layer of carbon that has proven to be incredibly …

A gigantic floating pipe covered in solar panels could help save California from drought

California's five-year drought has become so serious that Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill earlier this month requiring water districts to start imposing penalties on consumers who use the highest quantities of the precious resource.<p>A new futuristic design concept aims to address the problem from …

Santa Monica

The Artificial Leaf That Converts Carbon Dioxide To Fuel

<i>Image Source: tweaktown.com</i><p>Sun is the ultimate source of all forms of energy. Solar energy is converted from one form to another and it ultimately …

The Omelet Recipes You'll Want To Eat For Every Meal

It's time to give eggs Benedict a rest.<p>There are many great ways to make eggs, but none quite as filling or satisfying as the omelet. Sure, scrambled eggs are easy. And poached eggs are tender. But the omelet is hearty, plays well with other ingredients, and is a perfect choice for breakfast, lunch …

Breakfast

2017 Solar Eclipse Will Be The Most Awesome One In 99 Years

Here's a chance to witness one of nature's most awe-inspiring spectacles.<p>Millions of Americans will get the rare opportunity next summer to experience a total solar eclipse.<p>On August 21, 2017, the moon will pass in front of the sun and its shadow will sweep across the contiguous U.S., crossing 14 …

Solar Eclipse

Graphene discovery promises advances in next-gen electronics, energy

"This is a major advance in the graphene field," says Manish Chhowalla, professor and associate chair in the Department of Materials Science and …

Dubai's upcoming Rosemont Hotel to feature an indoor rainforest | CNN Travel

(CNN) — Just when we thought the world's largest indoor theme park was hard to top, Dubai proves us wrong yet again.<p>Its latest jaw-dropping megaproject of interest to the travel set is a tropical rainforest in a skyscraper hotel -- another world-first for the emirate.<p>The 7,000-square-meter …

Why can’t anything travel faster than light? | Cosmos

<b>We all know the number</b> one traffic rule of the universe – nothing can travel faster than the speed of light. And that happens to be 299,792.458 …