Ian MacLeod

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A new quantum theory predicts that the future could be influencing the past

Quantum physics has spawned its share of strange ideas and hard-to-grasp concepts - from Einstein’s “spooky action at a distance” to the adventures …

Quantum Physics

Scientist claims to have found the seat of consciousness by using a revolutionary 3d mapping technique

Finding consciousness has been next to impossible and even decades of research still leave neuroscientists in the dark. There are many attempts to …

Consciousness

The Irresistible Math Behind Private Equity Stocks

Why did one of the smartest hedge fund investors on the planet spend the early parts of 2017 buying shares in private equity giant Apollo Global Management hand over fist? To understand the reason billionaire Chase Coleman’s hedge fund Tiger Global spotted value in Leon Black’s private equity firm, …

The 40-Year Old Mystery of The "Wow!" Signal Has Just Been Solved

Sorry, alien fans.<p>In 1977, the sound of extraterrestrials was heard by human ears for the first time - or so people at the time thought. The Wow! …

Universe

The largest photo of the known universe weighs two million gigabytes

I guess this can be described as the universe’s biggest selfie…<p>Over 4 years the Pan-STARRS1 (The Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response …

How many digits of pi does NASA use?

Mathematicians have calculated pi out to more than 13 trillion decimal places, a calculation that took 208 days. NASA’s Marc Rayman explains that in …

Mathematics

7 steps to get rich, from a 90-year-old book on wealth that's still relevant today

The "secret" to getting rich is not much of a secret at all.<p>"It is practical. That which one man knows can be taught to others," George S. Clason writes in his 1926 personal finance classic "The Richest Man in Babylon."<p>Clason's collection of parables, based in the ancient city of Babylon, starts …

New knowledge about the remarkable properties of black holes

Black holes are surrounded by many mysteries, but now researchers from the Niels Bohr Institute, among others, have come up with new groundbreaking …

Ex Irish president: NYT should 'hang its head in shame' for balcony deaths story

Mary McAleese accuses New York Times of employing ‘lazy, tabloid stereotype’ of Irish students in article published after incident that left six dead in California<p>Former president of Ireland Mary McAleese has written a stinging critique of a New York Times article portraying a “lazy, tabloid …

Top 10 Weirdest Animal Stories of 2014: Editors' Picks

From a snake virgin birth to a real-life unicorn, 2014 was a banner year for the bizarre. See our editors' picks for weirdest animal stories.