Greg Baker

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Ancient Mud Reveals an Explanation for Sudden Collapse of the Mayan Empire

The empire took thousands of years to build and just 100 years to collapse.<p>During their 3,000-year dominance over Mesoamerica, the Mayans built …

University of Florida

The Peculiar Math That Could Underlie the Laws of Nature

In 2014, a graduate student at the University of Waterloo, Canada, named Cohl Furey rented a car and drove six hours south to Pennsylvania State …

Mathematics

A quantum future awaits

A century ago, the quantum revolution quietly began to change our lives. A deeper understanding of the behavior of matter and light at atomic and …

Quantum Computing

Epigenetic regulation of brain region-specific microglia clearance activity

Article | Published: 23 July 2018<p><i>Nature Neuroscience</i><b>volume 21</b>, pages1049–1060 (2018) | Download Citation<p>Abstract<p>The rapid elimination of dying …

Google Scholar

22 Storytelling Techniques from Pixar

Category: The Writing Process <b>by</b> <b>Lisa Lepki</b>Back in 2012, Pixar’s Emma Coats (@lawnrocket) tweeted 22 amazing tips for storytelling and they have been …

Creative Writing

The physics of infinity

Comment | Published: 23 July 2018<p><i>Nature Physics</i> (2018) | Download Citation<p>David Hilbert famously argued that infinity cannot exist in physical …

Google Scholar

Thought Experiment Shows Why We Need Quantum Gravity

There are two theories we have that explain all the particles and their interactions in the known Universe: General Relativity and the Standard Model …

Quantum Mechanics

3 Best WordPress Alternatives For Serious Business Owners

We have all fallen in love with WordPress over the past decade, but there are some seriously legitimate competitors that give it a run for its money. Since most of these competitors focus on certain types of websites only, it ensures a more optimal performance compared to WordPress’ all-in-one …

Web Design

What is consciousness?

What is being in love, feeling pain or seeing colour made of? How our brains make conscious experience has long been a riddle – but we’re uncovering …

Consciousness

Writing a Book or Article? Now’s the Time to Create Your ‘Author Platform’

An author platform means you are seeking the right readers for your work and putting yourself forward as an authority.

Writing

Psychedelics may help your brain cells form new connections

Psychedelic drugs such as LSD seem to make brain cells grow branches and form new connections.<p>The finding in rats and fruit flies could explain why …

Why Intel's smallest spin qubit chip could be a turning point in quantum computing

The chip, which is smaller than a pencil eraser, could lend itself to dramatic scalability for future computing scenarios.<p><i>Google takes lead in</i> …

Neural Scans Show What Spiritual Experiences Look Like in the Brain

Encountering a higher power may be as simple as activating parts of the brain.<p>Researchers at Yale and Columbia are taking a closer look at what …

How to Write a Book Proposal That Will Keep You Out of the Reject Pile

If you want to publish a book, the first thing you'll need to do is to put together a book proposal. Follow these 4 steps to craft one publishers will love.<p>When Steve Jobs wrote a book, it was to create a historical record. Howard Schultz had unique insights into management he wanted to share. …

It takes work to keep your data private online. These apps can help

If you're paranoid about companies and governments potentially tracking you online, you're not crazy. And there's something you can do to stop it.<p>The spotlight on online privacy has become much more focused in recent months, what with headline after headline about breaches and data scandals. …

A superposition of quantum physicists

An example of the future of quantum computers, created out of their past.<p>Many people have contributed to quantum physics over the last century. …

Scientists Have Reanimated Disembodied Pigs' Brains – But For a Human Mind, It Could Be a Living Hell

A fate worse than death.<p>Do you want to live forever? If so, there's some good news. Or so it seems. For it appears that we may have taken a step …

10 Code Snippets For Creating Animated Headers & Video Backgrounds

Every great website needs a beautiful header to grab attention. It’s the first thing visitors see, and it’s the only thing encouraging visitors to …

How to Build a Website, Go Viral and Develop Your Digital Brand

Here are three steps to establishing your small business's online presence.<p>If you want to turn your small business into a big one, at some point you’re going to need to go digital. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, “U.S. retail ecommerce sales for the fourth quarter of 2017, adjusted for …

Marketing

Stephen Hawking's final paper bursts the multiverse bubble with a Holographic Universe theory

Renowned physicist Stephen Hawking passed away earlier this year, but his legacy to science will live on. His final theory on the origin of the …

A Neuroscientist Reveals The Most Important Choice You Can Make in Life

Choose wisely.<p>According to Moran Cerf, a neuroscientist at Northwestern University who has been studying decision-making for over a decade, the …

Northwestern University

The Bitter Lesson for Writers

What I had to face, the very bitter lesson that everyone who wants to write has got to learn, was that a thing may in itself be the finest piece of …

I Published a Book 5 Years Ago and I'm Still Getting Paid. Here's How to Take Your Book From an Idea to a Source of Passive Income.

Jeff Rose lays out his personal learning curve with the book publishing world.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>How does writing a book translate to real profits? The answer, according to Entrepreneur Network partner Jeff Rose, is taking the initial chance and treating …

Thought Leadership

Science Knows No Gender? In Search of Eunice Foote, Who, 162 Years Ago Discovered the Principal Cause of Global Warming

Eunice Newton Foote discovered 162 years ago that carbon dioxide is the principal cause of global warming. She was the first person to demonstrate …

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

Wolfgang Pauli and the Pauli Principle

Wolfgang Pauli (1900-1958)<p>On April 25, 1900, Austrian-born Swiss theoretical physicist <b>Wolfgang Ernst Pauli</b> was born. Pauli is one of the pioneers of …

This Timeline Shows The Entire History of The Universe, And Where It's Headed

This is how we'll die.<p>If you're the type of person who sometimes wakes up at 3am and lies in bed trying to wrap your tiny mind around the achingly …

A Guide to the Anatomy of the Brain

The human brain is not only one of the most important organs in the human body; it is also the most complex. In the following tour, you will learn …

Neurology

With Fewer Debut Novels Selling, What Do Editors Want To Tell Authors?

In a tightening market for fiction and especially for debut authors looking for that big break, editors can be choosier—and many are more dependent …