Ivan Yotzov

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Relativity v quantum mechanics – the battle for the universe

Physicists have spent decades trying to reconcile two very different theories. But is a winner about to emerge – and transform our understanding of everything from time to gravity?<p>It is the biggest of problems, it is the smallest of problems. At present physicists have two separate rulebooks …

Physics

The new reserve currency for the world’s rich is not actually currency

Here’s an interesting question: If the world’s economy is filling markets with a pervasive sense of uncertainty, why is the art market picking up steam for yet another season of what would appear to be massive sales?<p>For the very rich, art is a store of value—which is not a very new idea and one …

Art

Blindsight: the strangest form of consciousness

Some people who have lost their vision find a “second sight” taking over their eyes – an uncanny, subconscious sense that sheds light into the hidden depths of the human mind.<p>When Daniel first walked into London’s National Hospital, ophthalmologist Michael Sanders could have had little idea that he …

Consciousness

Has the Fed abandoned monetarist theory?

The US Federal Reserve’s decision to delay an increase in interest rates should have come as no surprise to anyone who has been paying attention to …

What You Might Not Know About the Cuban Economy

On the front page of a Cuban newspaper recently there was an item about a two-story home in the old city of Havana that crumbled—and that in the course of its collapse, killed four people. This is a harsh glimpse the physical reality facing many of the buildings across Havana and elsewhere in the …

Cuba

18 things you should do immediately to best prepare for the next five years

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What Can People Start Doing Now That Will Help Them A Lot In About Five Years?</i> <i>Answer by David Cannon, Founder, Solutionbank.org.</i><p>There’s already a lot out there, but I couldn’t resist writing a note to my 23-year-old self:<p>If you do anything, do this first …

Entrepreneurship

Why music has a hotline to our emotions

In the first of our new series answering your questions, we explore why music can be so emotionally charged.<p><b>Q: Why does music have a hotline to our emotions? What is the evolutionary advantage of this? <br>Philip Le Riche, via email</b><p><b>David Robson, BBC Future feature writer, answers:</b> <br>Who hasn’t ever felt …

Participation
Budget Deficit

16 Classic Pasta Recipes Most Definitely Worth Mastering

From baked ziti to bolognese, these 16 classic recipes will make you a pasta pro in no time.<p><b>There are an endless amount of excellent pasta recipes.</b> Instead of going down the rabbit hole, focus on these 16 classic versions. They're all excellent, and will make you a pasta master in no time.

Cooking

The Immortal Brain: Would You Go For It?

Last Saturday, two-time Pulitzer prize winner Amy Harmon published a fascinating article in <i>The</i> <i>New York Times</i> about a young dying woman who chose to have her brain preserved in case neuroscience could one day restore her mind back to life.<p>Harmon accompanied her article with another one, on what it …

Obama Administration