Gerald Stiehler

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A Yale psychologist's simple thought experiment temporarily turned conservatives into liberals

Social scientists have long known how to turn liberals into conservatives in the lab — all they have to do is scare them.<p>"Research has shown that you can make liberals more conservative by threatening them and making them somewhat afraid," Yale psychology professor John Bargh writes in his new …

Psychology

This Debate Between An Atheist A Practising Muslim About Science Vs Religion Is A Must-Watch

It can be stated fairly comfortably that science and religion have been at loggerheads since the beginning of their existence.<p>Getting an atheist and …

This Fungus Discovered In A Pakistani Landfill Likes To Eat Plastic

Polyester polyurethane makes a delicious meal for the Aspergillus tubingensis fungus, offering a potential solution to some of our insane plastic problem.<p>Out of all the plastic ever made–an estimated 8.3 billion metric tons–most of it still exists as waste in some form, whether that’s in a landfill …

The Man Who Could Make Interstellar Travel to Alpha Centauri Possible

Greg Matloff has spent most of his life trying to go interstellar, and he's closer than ever.<p>One of the first things NASA physicist Les Johnson will …

Scientists Resolve Mysterious Violation to Einstein's Relativity

Even if you don’t know much physics, you probably know one of its core tenets: an object at rest stays at rest, and an object in motion stays in …

Die Unauflöslichkeit der Ehe ist kein unabänderliches Dogma

Die Seelsorge in der katholischen Kirche sieht sich mehr und mehr mit dem Problem der wiederverheirateten Geschiedenen konfrontiert. Katholiken, …

Datenschutz

Leser fragen, Bischof antwortet

Der Würzburger Bischof Friedhelm Hofmann wird am Samstag 70 Jahre alt. Aus diesem Anlass konnten ihm mainpost.de-Leser im Vorfeld Fragen stellen, die …

Würzburg

Researchers have linked a human brain to the Internet for the first time ever

Brain Meets IoT<p>A team of researchers at Wits University in Johannesburg, South Africa have made a major breakthrough in the field of biomedical …

Kann Licht rückwärts laufen?

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Auto

Das passiert, wenn Kerosin in die Luft gesprüht wird

In Notsituationen müssen Piloten Treibstoff ablassen, wie gerade erst in der Nähe von Frankfurt. Was genau passiert dabei - und wie gefährlich ist es?<p>…

Scientists Link ‘Cat Parasite' to Common Human Neurological Disorders

A new study shows that <i>Toxoplasma gondii</i>—a brain parasite often transmitted to humans by cats—triggers various changes in the human brain which …

The Internet of Things is sending us back to the Middle Ages

Internet-enabled devices are so common, and so vulnerable, that hackers recently broke into a casino through its fish tank. The tank had internet-connected sensors measuring its temperature and cleanliness. The hackers got into the fish tank’s sensors and then to the computer used to control them, …

Internet of Things

What It Feels Like to Die

Death comes for us all here on Earth at a rate of nearly 7,000 people every hour. Yet, despite its inevitability, most of us know very little about …

Stop pretending you really know what AI is and read this instead

You’ve probably heard the news: AI is going to take your job. Wait, no: It’s going to create a new job for you. AI is going to kill us all! Wait, no it’s not. AI is already totally smarter than us at, like, all the smart things. But that probably doesn’t matter? Neural networks. Machine learning. …

Artificial Intelligence

Electricity-free Stanford system cuts cooling costs by beaming heat into space

Heat naturally flows from hot things to cold things, and since there are few places colder than the vacuum of space, that's a great place to try to …

This Is The First Thing You Should Do When You Feel Unhappy

It might be the opposite of what you'd expect -- or want -- to do.<p>Being unhappy isn’t pleasant. For most of us, when we feel unhappy, we naturally want to push those thoughts away or move on to something positive.<p>But according to Mo Gawdat, you should do just the opposite: Confront those feelings …

Happiness

How to Make a Leather Handle Wrap--Without Stitching

This craftsman's experimental technique looks pretty cool<p>Artist Cam Bergerman counts archery and leatherworking among his hobbies. Having learned how …

The Better You Know Yourself, the More Resilient You’ll Be

When we think about “resilience,” we typically imagine bouncing back from major hardship. Management theorists have increasingly put forward a more nuanced definition, however: resilience as the ability to adapt to complex change. But in today’s world, that means the demand for resilience is almost …

9 high-impact books that will make you smarter every day

Lifelong learning is the "ongoing, voluntary, and self-motivated" pursuit of knowledge for either personal or professional reasons. The pursuit of knowledge is easier than it has ever been before.<p>Cultivating the mind is essential for your personal growth. Digging deeper will separate you from the …

Self-improvement

3 of Nature’s Greatest Mysteries May Be Solved Thanks to Quantum Biology

Quantum mechanics is known for weird occurrences and bizarre outcomes. Consider superposition where a particle can be in two places at once, while …

The smartphone is eventually going to die, and then things are going to get really crazy

<i>*This article was originally published in April, 2017.</i><p>One day, not too soon — but still sooner than you think — the smartphone will all but vanish, …

Augmented Reality

Interpreting the Bible Just Got More Complicated

The English translation of the recently discovered oldest Latin version of the Gospels may be problematic for those who want to read the Bible as a …

One of Our Fundamental Assumptions About Black Holes Was Just Overturned in The Lab

We have a problem.<p>Black holes are the most intense and mysterious cosmic phenomena in the Universe, and new research shows we understand even less …

Black Holes

What is Quantum Mysticism

The term “quantum physics” is derived from the latin word “quantus” meaning “how much” and Greek word “physika” which means “of nature”. The term …

Occult

Your Brain's Connections Exist in Eight Dimensions

Imagine all your neurons' connections forming a graph.<p>How can we understand the insanely complex mess of information that's constantly buzzing inside our brain? With 100 billion neurons in the average human brain, and 100 trillion connections between them, there isn't an easy answer. …

Scientists Have Created a Super-Thin Fabric That Harvests Energy From Our Movements

They call it "twistron".<p>A twisted fibre made of gel-coated carbon nanotubes could be the very thing we need to steal energy from our surroundings …

Is The Human Mind Capable Of Manipulating Our Physical World?

Lucien Hardy is a theoretical physicist from the Perimeter Institute in Canada. Hardy was always asking questions, gathering information, looking for …

The Concept of Schizophrenia Is Coming to an End – Here's Why

"The syndrome is already beginning to breakdown..."<p>The concept of schizophrenia is dying. Harried for decades by psychology, it now appears to have …

Schizophrenia

'Don't take the Bible literally' says scholar who brought to light earliest Latin analysis of the Gospels

The earliest Latin interpretation of the Gospels has been brought to light by a British academic – and it suggests that readers should not take the Bible literally.<p>Lost for 1,500 years, the fourth-century commentary by African-born Italian bishop Fortunatianus of Aquileia interprets the Gospels as …