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Physicists Want to Rebuild Quantum Theory From Scratch

Scientists have been using quantum theory for almost a century now, but embarrassingly they still don’t know what it means. An informal poll taken at …

How a Book from the 1970s Predicted the Frustrating Future We Live In

Like a character in a <i>Black Mirror</i> episode, Fry flung into the year 3000 in <i>Futurama</i>, or David Byrne, you may occasionally find yourself asking, “How …

Breaking: An Entirely New Type of Quantum Computing Has Been Invented

"It's amazing no one had thought of it before."<p>Australian researchers have designed a new type of qubit - the building block of quantum computers - …

Fill up your ebook reader with beautifully formatted free classics

I’ve long been meaning to get around to finally reading some classic must-read books by the likes of Jules Verne, HG Wells and Anton Chekov, and I’m glad that I’ve finally run out of excuses.<p>You’ve probably heard of Project Gutenberg, an incredible initiative that’s turned over 54,000 books whose …

The Web's Premier Free Photo Library Opens Up Its Vaults

If you're building an app or website and you need a photo of a pineapple, a beach in Okinawa, a young woman wearing sunglasses, or a monk feeding a …

Quanta Magazine – Illuminating Science | Quanta Magazine

A unique neurological “functional fingerprint” allows scientists to explore the influence of genetics, environment and aging on brain …

Mathematics

Visualizations That Really Work

Not long ago, the ability to create smart data visualizations, or dataviz, was a nice-to-have skill. For the most part, it benefited design- and data-minded managers who made a deliberate decision to invest in acquiring it. That’s changed. Now visual communication is a must-have skill for all …

Digital Marketing: Top 100 Influencers and Brands

The internet has drastically changed how consumers behave and how businesses market their products and services. Traditional marketing models still …

From Inspiration to Illustration: How Artist Brian Yap Captures and Creates

In the first post in this series, we talked with artist Brian Yap about how iPad Adobe mobile apps have transformed the way he draws and creates. In …

" The myth of Sisyphus" Triptych - 1000 X 235 cm - 393 X 92,5 inch - under Diasec (Private Collection Cleveland USA) - "0 - Infinity " - 1100 x 235 cm - 433 X 92,5 inch - under Diasec- (Private collection Dumonteil Gallery - Shanghai China ) Rancinan pays tribute to Sol LeWitt - Exhibition " A Small Man in a Big World " at Sinan Mansions Art Center Shanghai-China- | This photographic work of Rancinan is inspired by the book of Caroline Gaudriault and Francis Fukuyama " A small Man in a Big World " #rancinan #carolinegaudriault #art #philosophy #photography #geometry #sisyphus #horizon #museum #artmuseum #book #Contemporaryart #sinanmansions #artlover #artaddict #instaart

Smoky Minestrone with Tortellini and Parsley or Basil Pesto Recipe on Food52

Farro Risotto with Sausage, Mushroom, Peas, and a Poached Egg Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> I used to make this for breakfast when I cooked at a bed and breakfast. If I got up early, I'd make the risotto fresh, but adding a poached egg on top of a cake made from leftover risotto is delicious too. —Erin McDowell<p><b>Food52 Review:</b> WHO: Erinmcdowell is a Co-Test Kitchen Manager at …

Spicy, Peanutty Udon with Kale Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> An exceedingly simple but truly delicious quick meal, with possibilities for variation galore (more Sriracha! more peanut butter! different greens!). To make it vegetarian/vegan, omit the fish sauce. —Laura<p><b>Food52 Review:</b> WHO: Laura is just as excited about dark, leafy greens as we …

Cold

<b>Author Notes:</b> Soupe au pistou is the French answer to Italian minestrone—hearty, simple, and warming. This version features spoonfuls of pesto inspired by cookbook author Mollie Katzen and made with McCormick Gourmet basil—so I can have something green year round. —Caroline Lange<p><b>Makes: 3 cups</b> …

Gnocchi Verde (Spinach and Ricotta Dumplings) Recipe on Food52

• 4 tablespoons butter<br>• Two 10-ounce packages frozen chopped spinach, defrosted completely, squeezed dry of all moisture, and chopped very fine (about 1 1/2 cups), or 1 1/2 pounds fresh spinach, cooked, squeezed dry, and chopped<br>• 3/4 cup ricotta cheese<br>• 2 eggs, lightly beaten<br>• 6 tablespoons flour<br>• 3/4 cup …

Birds of a Feather

Unless you include Davey (the parakeet who, during his brief tenure in our home, liked to walk across my omelets), my family's fascination with bird life has been more artistic and scientific than pet-oriented. Long before I knew who John James Audobon was (or anything about his contributions to …

Amazing Micrographs Show What Cells Really Look Like

High school biology didn’t do much to make cells seem like fascinating, psychedelic visual art. The plant and animal cell diagrams splashed across …

Theoretical physics: Complexity on the horizon

When physicist Leonard Susskind gives talks these days, he often wears a black T-shirt proclaiming “I ♥ Complexity”. In place of the heart is a …

Black Holes

Physicist Lisa Randall on the Sublime and the Crucial Differences Between How Art, Science, and Religion Explain the Universe

“To lose the appetite for meaning we call thinking and cease to ask unanswerable questions,” Hannah Arendt asserted in her spectacular meditation on the life of the mind, would be to “lose not only the ability to produce those thought-things that we call works of art but also the capacity to ask …

This Is The First Illustration of Neurons

Feast your eyes on the first image of a neuron, created by a scientist in 1875.<p>Using a stain of his own devising—potassium dichromate and silver …

Facebook At Work Signs Up Its Biggest Business Yet: 100,000 Workers At The Royal Bank Of Scotland

Earlier this year, Facebook took the wraps off Facebook at Work, an enterprise version of the social network that Facebook had designed for businesses that want to build social networks for their employees. After months of pilots, Facebook today is announcing its biggest customer yet: the Royal …

The Future, as Foretold in the Past

The Future, as Foretold in the Past is a timeline of future events based on the stories of famous works of fiction. The article that released the …

Data Visualization

How to Create Halftone Pattern in Adobe Illustrator

It used to be a time consuming process to create a halftone pattern. First, I would open a picture in Photoshop, convert it to grayscale, apply a …

5 Obvious Content Marketing Strategies Most Companies Overlook

When you spend a lot of time in the content marketing space, you start to see a lot of trends – as companies implement various techniques and …

The potential of quantum computing – Science Weekly podcast

Ian Sample explores the journey from logic to modern computers<p>The annual Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition shows off the best of British science, highlighting the place of scientific innovation at the heart of our culture, and of our economic wellbeing.<p>The exhibition dates back to the early …

Quantum Computing

A Mirrored Hut on the Beach Piques Curiosity

Recently, an unusual sighting appeared on the beach in Worthing, UK – a mirrored hut designed by local firm ECE Architecture. They wanted to create …

Affinity Photo, a new Photoshop challenger, makes its debut in the Mac App Store

While the beta version of Affinity Photo — launched in February as an independent challenger to Adobe Photoshop — was extremely smooth, usable and bursting at the seams with high-end features, it was still a beta and needed a bit of polish.<p>Not anymore. Today, Serif has released the final version in …

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