John Milakovic

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Einstein’s First Proof

On November 26, 1949, Albert Einstein published an essay in the <b>Saturday Review of Literature</b> in which he described two pivotal moments in his childhood. The first involved a compass that his father showed him when he was four or five. Einstein recalled his sense of wonderment that the needle always …

Mathematics

These 20 photos show what breakfast looks like around the world

In European countries like Spain, France, and Italy, the first meal of the day is a quick piece of bread or pastry and strong coffee. Meanwhile in Korea, breakfast is a sweeping event that crowds the table just as much as dinner.<p>Below, we take a look at some classic breakfast choices from around …

Breakfast

Get That Life: How I Became an Astrophysicist

Sara Seager is searching for life on other planets — and she's confident she'll find it.<p><i>Growing up in Toronto, Sara Seager was a curious child but never much cared for math or science — until she had to. During her junior year in high school, Seager realized she'd better start paying attention in</i> …

6 Reasons to Upgrade to RebelMouse from WordPress

The huge gap between current CMS offerings and what the world needed occurred to me during my time as CTO of The Huffington Post. When we were …

Road to audition: Tom Hanks letter begging to be 'discovered' unearthed

High school student Hanks admits he is ‘not built like a Greek God’ but says he hopes to one day call Robert Redford ‘Bob’ in 1974 letter to George Roy Hill<p>A 1974 letter from a pre-fame, teenage Tom Hanks asking the Oscar-winning director of The Sting, George Roy Hill, to “discover” him has been …

Tom Hanks

Time-traveling photons connect general relativity to quantum mechanics

Scientists have simulated time travel by using particles of light acting as quantum particles sent away and then brought back to their original …

Nasa may have found the most Earth-like planet to date

<i>UPDATE: Nasa has now announced its findings. Read all about it here.</i><p>Nasa may have just found the closest thing to an Earth-like planet in the …

Is our universe ringing like a crystal glass?

Two physicists say the universe’s expansion has sped up, then slowed down, 7 times since time began. They describe this oscillation as the universe …

The 10 most important things in the world right now

<b>1.</b> Islamic State fighters have seized the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra and now control the nearby airport, prison, and intelligence headquarters.<p><b>2.</b> Korean Air Lines executive Heather Cho, who was sentenced in February to one year in prison after an outburst over the way she had been served …

Angela Merkel

Everything You Wanted to Know About the Pineal Gland

The famous philosopher Descartes described the pineal gland as the “principal seat of the soul.” You’ve probably heard of this gland being the ‘third …

The Ultimate Guide To Performance Nutrition

Representing the greatest combination of speed and handling ever devised, a Formula One race car is a marvel of mechanical engineering. Every square …

Cosmic cabin fever: Getting to Mars isn’t the hard part — it’s living there

On April 12, 1984, facing the prospect of another winter in the darkness of Antarctica, an Argentine base commander set fire to the Almirante Brown …

Mars

Marijuana is much safer than alcohol or tobacco, according to a new study

Marijuana is roughly 114 times less deadly than alcohol, according to recent findings published in the journal <i>Scientific Reports</i>. Of the seven drugs included in the study, alcohol was the deadliest at an individual level, followed by heroin, cocaine, tobacco, ecstasy, methamphetamines, and …

Shocking Or Intriguing? NASA Challenges Physics, To Build Faster-Than-Light Spaceship ‘Warp Drive’

NASA scientist Harold White has stunned the world with his announcement that he and his team has begun work on the development of a faster-than-light …

How to Travel Like the 1 Percent on an Economy Budget

Professional travelers Ari Charlestein and Howie Rappaport explain how you can 'hack' the airline miles system to travel in luxury for the price of coach.<p>Unless you've been blessed with an all-expenses-paid trip, flying business or even first class might seem like an unattainable privilege. But …

Space, Visualised - The Size, Scale And Make-Up Of The Universe In Pictures

Space is ridiculous.<p>Yes, it's big. That much is clear. But just how ridiculously huge isn't always obvious. This is size on the sort of scale where …

Mystery ‘alien’ radio signal picked up in space

Radio waves in space could be evaporating black holes, alien communication or merging neutron stars<p>A mysterious radio signal which may have come from a black hole, a neutron star or even an alien civilisation, has been picked up by astronomers.<p>Fast radio bursts, which last only milliseconds, are …

18 Things I've Learned about Changing Habits, Settings Goals, and Living Life

New Theory Suggests That We Live In The Past Of A Parallel Universe

Whether through Newton's gravitation, Maxwell's electrodynamics, Einstein's special and general relativity or quantum mechanics, all the equations that best describe our universe work perfectly if time flows forward or backward.<p>Of course the world we experience is entirely different. The universe …

Dark Matter

You Are God: The True Teachings of Jesus

Brandon West, <i>Contributor</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p><b>In this article we will explore how the true teachings of Jesus can be summed up by three little words: you are</b> …

NASA's Incredible, Futuristic, And Totally Real Plan To Establish A Human Colony On Venus

In fact, up in the clouds above its scorching surface, Venus is "probably the most Earth-like environment that's out there," Chris Jones of NASA told Evan Ackerman at IEEE Spectrum.<p>Forget Mars and its frigid temperatures and thin atmosphere when we can live like gods, afloat in the clouds of …

Astronomy

7 Peak Performance Must-Dos For Business And Life

“What did you do!” I yelled at my accounts manager. He was lying down tanning on the terracotta gravel roof of our building, oiled up with darkened Hawaiian Tropic, blasting ACDC out of a giant silver boombox. I was on the phone with the WWE about a televised national wrestling match. He’d arranged …

The future of humanity

I have seen countless science fiction movies and documentaries about the future of humanity. None of them were as inspiring, beautiful, and realistic …

New York sheriff's deputy suspended over online video

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> A sheriff's deputy in upstate New York was suspended after an online video showed him sparring with someone who didn't want his car searched.<p>The video shows the deputy cursing at the man, who repeatedly tells the officer there's no reason to search the vehicle.<p>"I wasn't in my car …

Scientists are freaking out about 9,300-year-old bison mummy

<b>(AP/Matthew Brown)</b><p>The mummy is so well-preserved it still has fur<p>Joanna Rothkopf<p>November 7, 2014 3:40pm (UTC)<p>At this week's Society of Vertebrate Paleontology's annual meeting in Berlin, scientists announced the discovery of a 9,300-year-old frozen bison mummy in Eastern Siberia. Because of the …

Fort McMurray cracks under oil boom’s strain

The tenants have long since vacated the Penhorwood condos on the edge of Fort McMurray’s gritty downtown. Engineers declared the cluster of low-rise apartments unsafe more than three years ago, forcing as many as 300 residents out in the dead of night. Nature has since moved in: So much moisture …

Mystery of Earth's Water Origin Solved

Instead of arriving later by comet impact, Earth's waters have likely existed since our planet's birth.<p>The water that makes Earth a majestic blue marble was here from the time of our planet's birth, according to a new study of ancient meteorites, scientists reported Thursday.<p>Where do the oceans …

bodybuilding

Your kid’s brain on pot: The real effects of marijuana on teens

<i>As the debate over legalization heats up, Adriana Barton examines the effects of marijuana on the developing brains of teenagers – our nation’s most prolific users – and finds there is no such thing as a harmless habit</i><p>Photo illustration by Matt French/The Globe and Mail<p>Like it or not, your kids …