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Comments of the Week #136: From entropic gravity to parallel Universes

“The universe is asymmetric and I am persuaded that life, as it is known to us, is a direct result of the asymmetry of the universe or of its …

Physicists Say They've Produced The First 'Supersolid', And It's Even Stranger Than Predicted

Liquid and solid at the same time.<p>At its most simple, matter can come in the form of a solid, a liquid, a gas, or plasma. But what if you could …

Quantum Physics

Want a job interview with Dyson’s CEO? Solve this cryptic video puzzle

A recruitment drive with a difference.<p>The bods at Dyson clearly think so.<p>They’ve just launched a brain-teasing four-stage online challenge with the …

Genetic Data Reveals the World Was Populated From a Single Location

Going out together<p>We know a whole lot about our recent history, the time after civilizations started writing things down so they wouldn’t forget. For …

Anthropology

The Death Of Andy Wood, The Birth Of Pearl Jam, And How ‘Grunge’ Ate Itself

Nirvana’s <i>Nevermind</i>, which is now 25 years old, didn’t kick off the “grunge” movement and lead singer Kurt Cobain’s suicide didn’t kill grunge either. Embers burned long after that particular fire went out and there was smoke long before anyone outside of Seattle saw a thing. Like Steve Jobs, the …

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Reaching Singularity: Physicist Asserts We Will Never Truly Understand Consciousness

Consciousness Conundrum<p>One of the most probable ways we will reach the Singularity is with computers that mimic our brains. But to achieve that, we …

Consciousness

Do You Believe in God, or Is That a Software Glitch?

We’ve all seen them, those colorful images that show how our brains “light up” when we’re in love, playing a video game, craving chocolate, etc. Created using functional magnetic resonance imaging, or fM.R.I., these pictures are the basis of tens of thousands of scientific papers, the backdrop to …

From Kim Kardashian to Justin Bieber: a Guide to Celebrity Emojis, Hollywood’s Favorite New App Trend

From ex-Olympians to Charlie Sheen, Hollywood's favorite new form of self-promotion is infiltrating our phones. Is it right for you?<p>In her new <i>Forbes</i> …

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How Consciousness Solves The Puzzle Of Life

With so much knowledge floating around, you can easily lose the forest for the trees. Without a fundamental understanding of the big picture, the pieces can make very little sense and even seem absurd. This is true particularly in the case of spirituality. For example, the idea that God is …

How to Hack Your Hormones So You Can Sleep Better, Gain Muscle, and Have More Sex

Science says you can control your chemistry. Here’s how<p>Think of your body as a Fortune 500 company. There are layers of management, countless systems that must work together seamlessly, and tons of goals that occasionally conflict.<p>In other words, it’s complicated. Thankfully, you don’t have to …

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Gene editing technique could transform future

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/health/1246000/1246254_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524629189_84817b0ff5891e3e3ff4f8fef99fe124<p><b>CRISPR - get to know this acronym. It's good to know the name of something that could change your future.</b><p>Pronounced "crisper", it is a biological …

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‘Primitive’ quantum computer outperforms classical computers

A simulation of Brownian motion (random walk) of a dust particle (yellow) that collides with a large set of smaller particles (molecules of a gas) …

14 difficult questions companies like Google and SpaceX have asked job candidates during an interview

Some companies are asking far more challenging — an in many cases, oddball — questions of job candidates, like "How many basketballs would fit in this room?" and "How would you sell hot chocolate in Florida?"<p>Job site Glassdoor recently combed through its tens of thousands of interview questions …

Watch Daisy Ridley’s Raw ‘Force Awakens’ Audition

Footage from Daisy Ridley’s emotional audition for <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> is available to watch in a preview clip from a documentary that will …

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Ask Ethan: Could our Universe be a hologram?

And what would that mean if it were one?<p><i>“It is in the theory of perception that we have established our bond, or the lie I should say, for which we</i> …

17 Predictions About The Future Of Big Data Everyone Should Read

Almost everyone can agree that big data has taken the business world by storm, but what’s next? Will data continue to grow? What technologies will develop around it? Or will big data become a relic as quickly as the next trend — cognitive technology? fast data? — appears on the horizon.<p>Let’s look …

Big Data

Evidence suggests huge ninth planet exists past Pluto at solar system's edge

Astronomers investigating the odd alignment of rocks beyond Pluto have concluded that an undetected icy planet four times the size of Earth must exist<p>As science often does, it began with a “huh?” Some distant objects far beyond Pluto were behaving very oddly. The orbits of a handful of space rocks …

Astronomy