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The 'impossible' EM Drive is about to be tested in space

The EM Drive is one of the most controversial pieces of technology in the realm of space science, and it's about to be put to the test for the first …

7 Habits of a Self-Made Millennial Millionaire

Changing your life starts with the small, consistent changes you make day to day.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Many of the world’s greatest thinkers, creators, and innovators have been defined by their routines and habits. There are many people who say that the way …

Motivation

Does Quantum Entanglement Mean the Universe Exists in Infinite States?

The behavior of atomic particles has us questioning the very nature of reality.<p>Does the universe exist as a concrete structure if there is no one to observe it? Or, is the cosmos a fluid, infinite amount of possible realities until the moment it is measured? This is one of the subjects of a series …

Quantum Mechanics

Dubai’s Crown Prince Visits 3D Printed Office to Meet with Future Foundation

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai, inaugurated the Office of the …

Office Furniture

How To Think, According To This Winner Of The Brain Prize

MIT's Ed Boyden on thinking, taking notes and rebooting your failures.<p><i>”Synthesize new ideas constantly. Never read passively. Annotate, model, think, and synthesize while you read, even when you’re reading what you conceive to be introductory stuff. That way, you will always aim towards</i> …

The 100-Year-Old Carve-Up Bleeding the Middle East Today

How two men, one British, one French, got together and drew a new map – betraying promises and inventing nations like Syria and Iraq. And left a mess …

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10 Quantum Truths About Our Universe

Even most of the pros don’t know all 10.<p><i>This post was contributed to Starts With A Bang by Sabine Hossenfelder. Sabine is a theoretical physicist</i> …

DNA rarely resembles the iconic double helix scientists saw for the first time 60 years ago — and its strange ’supercoils’ dramatically change how it behaves

Instead, double-helix DNA is further wrapped into complex shapes that can play a profound role in how it interacts with other molecules.<p>"DNA is way more active in its own regulation than we thought," said Lynn Zechiedrich, a biophysicist at Baylor College of Medicine and one of the researchers …

Genetics

Here's the hidden strategy behind Saudi Arabia's oil plan

Or, alternatively, are they targeting specific global competitors and specific national markets?<p>Did they start with a particular strategy in November 2014 when Saudi Petroleum and Mineral Resources Minister Ali al-Naimi announced the new market share policy at the OPEC meeting in Vienna and are …

Oil

Misogyny and Mr. West: Why I'm No Longer a Kanye Fan

There are much more crafty, interesting ways to be provocative than by trolling victims of rape, or attacking Taylor Swift or Amber Rose.<p><i>Art via thelifeofpablol.com</i><p>I tried with Kanye West. And I know that now with his Twitter rants, bizarre Derelicte-esque YEEZY Season 3 and <i>The Life of Pablo</i> …

How Mozart Unlocked a Galactic Secret

Seeking to untangle the theory of relativity—which scientists announced confirmation of this week—Albert Einstein turned to the pure simplicity of …

Darwin Day Revelation: Evolution, Not Religion, Is the Source of Morality

As the world celebrates Darwin Day, much of humanity refuses to accept evolution.<p>Creationists pretend that their argument is with science. Their posts are littered with gems of motivated reasoning such as this: "If natural selection were true, Eskimos would have fur to keep warm, but they …

Philosophy

Does the discovery of gravitational waves foretell the end of physics?

It took us 100 years to confirm the last big puzzle of Einstein’s theory of relativity. On Feb. 11, scientists announced that they have detected gravitational waves, which are created when two accelerating masses generate “ripples” in the curvature of spacetime—just like frolicking children on a …

Physics

Gravitational waves find could allow scientists to build a 'time machine' to look at the universe’s past

The detection of gravitational waves could allow scientists to build something like a time machine to look into the earliest and darkest parts of the …

'This is set to get worse': Saudi Arabia says it has made a 'final' decision to send troops into Syria

Brig. Gen. Ahmed Al-Assiri said that Riyadh was "ready" to join the US-led anti-Islamic State coalition in Syria, according to Saudi news agency Al Arabiya. He noted, however, that the coalition — which has largely targeted the militants with airstrikes — has not given its final approval on the …

Middle East

Qatar cabinet gives nod to new Arabic language law

For illustrative purposes only<p>In an effort to promote the use of Arabic more widely in Qatar, the state Cabinet yesterday approved a draft law that …

Daniel Drezner says Donald Trump is the champion of foreign policy ‘realism.’ He’s wrong. It’s Barack Obama.

When President George W. Bush decided on war with Iraq in 2003, the ostensible goals were to depose the dictator Saddam Hussein and destroy his alleged arsenal of weapons of mass destruction. Lying just beneath the surface, however, was a deep and bipartisan enthusiasm for using military power to …

US and Russia Agree to a 'Cessation of Hostilities' and More Humanitarian Aid in Syria | VICE News

Major powers agreed on Friday to implement a cessation of hostilities in Syria and to expand delivery of humanitarian aid to people caught up in the conflict, officials said.<p>US Secretary of State John Kerry, speaking to reporters after a meeting in Munich that included Russia and more than a dozen …

This is a global stock market rout worth celebrating

We toiling workers can allow ourselves a wry smile. For most of the last eight years the owners of wealth and inflated assets have had things their own way, while the real economy has been left behind.<p>The tables are finally turning. The world may look absolutely ghastly if your metric is the stock …

Dubai experiencing "boom 2.0" as construction projects soar

Dubai is undergoing its "next wave of development" after bouncing back from the 2008 financial crisis, according to architects in the …

Forced cannibalism, gang rape and mass graves: Anatomy of South Sudan's terrible war

In what could become a landmark for African justice, an African Union report on South Sudan's war has found evidence of gross human rights atrocities and recommended an African court be set up to prosecute those responsible.<p>The cruelty to civilians during South Sudan's two-year war shocked the AU …

14 books that inspired Steve Jobs

Because, Steve Jobs said while introducing the iPad, the Mac maker was never just a tech company.<p>"The reason that Apple is able to create products like the iPad is because we've always tried to be at the intersection of technology and the liberal arts," he said.<p>Jobs' lifelong interest in the …

William Shakespeare

Dubai’s reckless foreign policy is putting it on a path to disaster—and fast

I really liked Dubai. Which is why I’m so worried by the path its government has chosen. No, I’m not predicting another financial crash, or even pointing out a looming environmental catastrophe. I’m worried Dubai will destroy itself. A city heavily dependent on foreign capital and labor, Dubai …

Foreign Policy

Ted Cruz is toast: It’s not just that he won’t be president — his days in the Senate are numbered, too

<b>(AP/Alex Brandon)</b><p>Rand Paul is right: Cruz’s career in the Senate is “done for.” Once he leaves, he can become a full-time grifter<p>Sean Illing<p>September 30, 2015 6:23pm (UTC)<p>I’m not sure when it started, but at some point the Republican Party ceded the business of governance to the Democrats. Maybe it …

Republicans

The best emails from the US State Department's massive Hillary Clinton document dump

There were several interesting revelations, including a bump in the number of classified emails that were a part of Clinton's release, as well as an email about how Clinton was unhappy about the decision to make passport applications forms gender neutral.<p>As with the past several email dumps, most …

CARL ICAHN WARNS: The red-hot stock market is being supported by an unsustainable earnings mirage

In a new video titled "Danger Ahead," the billionaire Wall Street veteran lays out the major problems coming out of both Washington and Wall Street to argue that what's coming next will be "very dangerous and could be disastrous."<p>He started by explaining why Donald Trump had become so popular in …

Markets

Clinton gives glimpse of how she plans to run as a woman

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton's passionate speech Thursday appealing for expanded rights and opportunities for women in the U.S. and …

Government

“You are entitled to this”: The real reason Amy Schumer’s rape culture takedown is so perfect

<b>(AP/Jordan Strauss)</b><p>“Football Night Lights” is an epic takedown about rape culture. But the laugh lines about rape are only half of it<p>Katie McDonough<p>April 23, 2015 6:45pm (UTC)<p>It turns out that the sentimental premise of "Friday Night Lights" lends itself incredibly well to a feminist joke about …

Losing my religion for equality

The impact of these religious beliefs touches every aspect of our lives. They help explain why in many countries boys are educated before girls; why …