Jamal Demachkie

15 Flips | 1 Magazine | 3 Likes | @JamalDemachkie | Keep up with Jamal Demachkie on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Jamal Demachkie”

5 Scientific Myths You Probably Believe About The Universe

The Universe is a vast, mysterious place, encompassing everything we’ve ever known, observed or could ever hope to come into contact with. For millennia, a look up at the sky — our window into the cosmos beyond our world — was met with wonder, awe, and a fascination with the unknown. Thanks to all …

Physics

Sorry, 'Flash' Fans - There's No Evidence For A Multiverse Yet

“I read the LHC people have shown we live in a multiverse!” my mom says when she opens the door. It wasn’t really the welcome I expected. Recently retired, she now regularly attends lecture series at the university. Mostly, she finds them annoyingly dumbed down.<p>Unlike my brother, The Engineer Who …

Physics

Analysis: The story behind the photograph that got F1 talking

When Formula 1 photographer Peter Fox went to the Degner curves to take some pictures during Friday free practice at the Japanese Grand Prix, he …

Is everything in the Universe the same age?

Or can moving at relativistic speeds through a general relativistic Universe change everything?<p><i>“Old age is like a plane flying through a storm. Once</i> …

Where to Find Fossils, Lava, and Meteorites in London's Buildings

They’re everywhere, as a new map proves.<p>Look closely at London’s stone buildings and you’ll see the city is really a disaster site. The rock that much of England’s capital is built from is the residue of billion-year-old volcanic eruptions and tsunamis, of plants and animals flattened into gritty …

Elon Musk Is Wrong. We Aren't Living in a Simulation

A simulated apple can't feed anybody, and other reality checks by a philosopher and a cognitive scientist.<p>Recently Elon Musk made internet headlines by claiming that the probability we live in "base reality" is one in billions. Instead, we are much more likely to be living in a historical ancestor …

If you think your brain is more than a computer, you must accept this fringe idea in physics

One of the most intriguing speculative arguments in physics and computer science isn't really about physics or computer science at all. It's about the brain — or more precisely, about consciousness — and it's been going on for decades. Its central question: Is the brain fundamentally like a …

3tags.org is coming soon

Ask Ethan: How Do We Know The Earth Isn't Flat?

Every once in a while, a hoax or claim that’s so spectacularly absurd goes viral that even the most circumspect bystanders can be taken in. Yet science doesn’t stop being true just because some people refuse to accept it. The beautiful thing about any scientific question is this: if you yourself …

Wooden Rings with Magnificent Tiny Fantasy Landscapes

Le créateur canadien sous le nom de Secret Wood réussit à recréer l’atmosphère fantasmagorique de paysages fantastiques dans d’aussi petits objets …

Scientists have a long history of trying to convince themselves that race is genetic

Race in human taxonomy—the science of classifying organisms—has a long, disgraceful history.<p>Individuals have used race to divide and denigrate certain people while promoting their claims of superiority. Some of these individuals were, and are, respected in their time and their fields. They include …

University of Chicago

Here are some of the most mind-blowing facts about the universe

<b>Between the beautiful supermoon last week and Nasa's announcement that strong evidence of flowing water has been discovered on Mars, many of us have</b> …