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The 25 Biggest Scientific Breakthroughs of 2017

Here are the studies that rocked the science world this year.<p>Every week in 2017 seemed to bring new, objectively bad news about environmental …

E.coli

Secret Link Uncovered Between Pure Math and Physics

Mathematics is full of weird number systems that most people have never heard of and would have trouble even conceptualizing. But rational numbers …

BREAKING: Engineers Just Unveiled The First-Ever Design of a Complete Quantum Computer Chip

The Moon landing of quantum computing.<p>Practical quantum computing has been big news this year, with significant advances being made on theoretical …

Trump Administration Ends Temporary Protection for Haitians

The Trump administration is ending a humanitarian program that has allowed some 59,000 Haitians to live and work in the United States since an earthquake ravaged their country in 2010, Homeland Security officials said on Monday.<p>Haitians with what is known as Temporary Protected Status will be …

Immigration

A single photon reveals quantum entanglement of 16 million atoms

Quantum theory predicts that a vast number of atoms can be entangled and intertwined by a very strong quantum relationship, even in a macroscopic …

Quantum Mechanics

Good news! We're probably not living in a computer simulation.

It's virtually impossible.<p>From <i>Star Trek: The Next Generation’s</i> "Ship in a Bottle" episode, to the eponymously named computer system in the movie <i>The Matrix</i>, the idea that life is little more than a computer simulation has served as a sci-fi standby for generations. But that technological twist on …

Quantum Mechanics

BREAKING: Physicists Just Smashed a Quantum Light Measurement Limit

An achievement decades in the making.<p>Scientists have set a new record in optical measurements using photons, achieving a level of precision that …

What will you actually use quantum computing for?

There's always a blue sky technology waiting in the wings, and for enterprise computing, quantum computing takes that role. With Satya Nadella …

China is opening a new quantum research supercenter

The country wants to build a quantum computer with a million times the computing power of all others presently in the world.<p>On 37 hectares (nearly 4 <i>million</i> square feet) in Hefei, Anhui Province, China is building a $10 billion research center for quantum applications. This news comes on the heels …

Quantum Mechanics

Experiment Confirms a Crucial Property of Electrons, Unfortunately

When it comes to physics, fewer things are more exciting than proving something wrong. Proving theories wrong has led to entirely new fields of …

Dark Matter

The 40% Rule: The Simple Secret To Success

There is no shortage of business books on the market (including mine), most of which claim to hold the secrets to success.<p>As a business book writer myself, I’m not inclined to disparage any of these. Most offer useful tactics that entrepreneurs can use to streamline their processes and boost their …

Self-improvement

The Vietnam War Transcript Trump Needs to Read

The PBS documentary on America’s most futile conflict is missing one explosive document. Every president should absorb its chilling lessons.<p>The 18-hour Vietnam retrospective unspooling on PBS is filled with powerful words and images. Ken Burns and Lynn Novick have assembled incredible footage of …

Vietnam War

The History of the Atom – Theories and Models

All matter is made up of atoms. This is something we now take as a given, and one of the things you learn right back at the beginning of high school …

Physics

Computer taught to intuitively predict chemical properties of molecules

Scientists from MIPT's Research Center for Molecular Mechanisms of Aging and Age-Related Diseases, together with Inria research center, Grenoble, …

Atoms

Atom behavior in the body 10/21/97

Newsgroups: alt.sci.physics.new-theories<br>Subject: Breaking down the barriers between physics, chemistry and biology.<br>Date: Wed, 1 Oct 1997 12:06:20 …

Computer Science

How to Read 100 Books in a Year

If you’re an ambitious, goal oriented person, it’s possible that one of your New Year’s resolutions was to read more books. Books are the gateway to …

Books

The Elements of Being a Chemist

Nicholas Anderson, a renewable-energy researcher in Colorado, talks about the appeal of working in a lab.<p>Chemists study the stuff around us at the molecular level, and figure out ways to make new materials or to modify existing things. Most research jobs in the field require a Ph.D., and it’s a …

Chemistry

5 Simple Math Problems No One Can Solve

Collatz Conjecture<p>Jon McLoone<p>Pick any number. If that number is even, divide it by 2. If it's odd, multiply it by 3 and add 1. Now repeat the process …

Mathematics

The Untold Story of the First Atoms in the Universe

Exactly when and how were the original hydrogen atoms destroyed? A new telescope may provide an answer.<p><b>By Aaron Parsons,</b> <i>Associate Professor of</i> …

National Science Foundation

Long-Lasting Quantum Coherence Observed: New Discovery Could Help Overcome Key Obstacle In Creation Of Quantum Computers

The world of subatomic particles, governed by the laws of quantum mechanics, is one that would appear extremely weird to us denizens of a macroscopic …

Is coconut oil really healthier than other oils? Here's the truth behind the trend

Coconut oil may be praised for its countless creative uses, both in and out of the kitchen, but is it really healthier than any other oil?<p>Nope, not …

How This Year's Nobel Laureates In Physics Changed The Game

Most years, when I write about the Nobel Prize in Physics, I can feel free to pitch it a little on the high side, because there are large numbers of media reports giving a more basic version of the story. This year, as I grumbled on Twitter a while ago, that hasn’t been a great assumption. Between …

Physics

Fundamental physics comes in various flavours

The 2016 Nobel Prize made me think about what really lies at the heart of physics<p>I didn’t write about the Nobel Prize in physics on the day it was awarded, because it was awarded in an area of physics I’m not very familiar with, and I needed to educate myself.<p>The area concerned is ‘topological …

Physics

A Psychologist Has Honed a Subliminal Tactic to Get What You Want Before You’ve Asked For It

Be convincing before you even ask the question.

Psychology

New Research Says There Are 4 Basic Types of People. Which One Are You?

According to a recent study, 90 percent of us are either optimistic, pessimistic, trusting, or envious. Guess which group was the biggest.<p>How trustworthy are people? How far do we trust one another?<p>That's what researchers set out to discover. In a recently published study, scientists from a number …

Psychology

5 Mental Habits That Will Make You Much Smarter, According to an MIT Neuroscientist

IQ is largely fixed, but intelligence depends on context and approach.<p>Give a person an IQ test in elementary school and again when he or she is a senior citizen and science suggests the score will remain largely unchanged. Which means, like it or not, our sheer mental horsepower is largely …

Note-Taking

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Neuroscience Show These Are 5 Top Ways To Clear Your Mind

We’re all trying to achieve great things. With a troubled mind, this can be significantly more difficult. Imagine if you could ‒ at will ‒ calm your …

Mindfulness

What is Einstein's theory of relativity?

Albert Einstein’s theories of special and general relativity rule the field of classical physics.<p>Their effects can be seen in our everyday lives and …

Physics