George Bukowski

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Why is looking out into space the same as looking back in time? (Beginner)

<i>Why do people sometimes say that when we look at stars that are very far away that we are "looking back in time"?</i><p>This is because of the finite speed …

Scientists Have Filmed a 'Sonic Boom' of Light For The First Time

Whoa.<p>For the first time, researchers have filmed light creating a ‘sonic boom’ - officially known as a photonic Mach cone - using a new type of …

US no-tipping movement is causing restaurant job losses and pricier dishes

It sounds like a simple change for a restaurant to make; scrapping tipping and boosting staff wages instead.<p>But after a surge in the number of US …

Hospitality

Yo-yo weight gain driven by gut bacteria's 'memory' of obesity, says study

People who struggle to maintain a healthy weight after dieting may do so because their gut bacteria retains a “memory” of their past weight, according to scientists.<p>The study, in mice, suggests that yo-yo dieting is not simply a reflection of people returning to unhealthy eating habits, but could …

Holistic Medicine

How Donald Trump's Tax Repatriation Plan Will Create Jobs

Donald Trump’s tax repatriation plan will create jobs, but far more—and more likely—ones for financial engineers rather than real ones.<p>The U.S. …

MIT Breaks a World Record For Nuclear Fusion

The record was broken on the day the reactor was scheduled to be shut down.<p>Scientists working at MIT's Alcator C-Mod experimental fusion reactor have broken the world record for fusion pressure. This achievement came on the day the reactor was scheduled to be shut down.<p>Nuclear fusion power has long …

Energy

SeaBubbles wants to be the Uber for waterborne transportation

Future water taxi service may be coming to Paris<p>When our streets become too congested, why not take to the open water to get around? SeaBubbles is a startup that aims to revolutionize waterborne transportation through fleets of sleek, hydrofoil-equipped shuttles designed to make city travel more …

Brexit won because those who opposed it did not address its core philosophy

A few months ago, I was asked to give a lecture on the usefulness of philosophy while in the UK. The lecture followed a wave of hostility towards philosophy from well-known physicists. Stephen Hawking famously wrote that philosophy was dead, because we now have science; a chapter in Nobel laureate …

Stephen Hawking