Josh Trach

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Astrophysicists Have Built The Most Detailed Simulation of The Universe Ever Created

1 billion light years in a supercomputer.<p>Saying our Universe is a big place is a bit of an understatement. And with recent advances in our …

2018 Will Be The Year Humanity Directly 'Sees' Our First Black Hole

Black holes are some of the most incredible objects in the Universe. There are places where so much mass has gathered in such a tiny volume that the individual matter particles cannot remain as they normally are, and instead collapse down to a singularity. Surrounding this singularity is a …

Seeing One Example Of Merging Neutron Stars Raises Five Incredible Questions

On August 17th, both the light and the gravitational wave signals from inspiraling-and-merging neutron stars reached Earth, where both were detected, for the first time, by humans. The inspiral phase was seen for approximately 30 seconds in the LIGO and Virgo detectors, lasting more than 100 times …

Astronomy

Encrypgen Uses Blockchain to Usher in New Era of Genetic Privacy

Breakthroughs in genetic medicine means that there are technologies available to match the right cure to the right patient. Today, It is possible to …

Self-driving cars could create a massive new $7 trillion economy

The race to create self-driving cars is on—but what happens when they’re everywhere and nobody has to drive?<p>That could lead to a “passenger economy” …

This Will Inspire You to Design Your Ideal Future

If this is the year you have finally resolved to take full responsibility of your life and become the best version of yourself, now’s the time to …

Want a Younger Brain? Forget Sudoku and Do This

Mental age is more in your control than you might think.<p>Nobody wants to lose cognitive function, especially when so much of business--and life in general--depends on being "on top of it" to stay ahead of the competition. But statistically speaking, the reality is, you have to fight to stay sharp. …

The psychology of punishment is key to why people vote against their own interests

Donald Trump would not be US president without the votes of many, including Obamacare enrollees and immigrants, who are likely to find themselves worse off because of his policies. To some Democrat supporters, this widespread voting against self-interests can seem impossible to understand. To Molly …

Psychology

21 Android secrets, shortcuts and hidden features you should know about

Apps

Heisenberg's Astrophysics Prediction Finally Confirmed After 80 Years

Discovering that our Universe was quantum in nature brought with it a lot of unintuitive consequences. The better you measured a particle’s position, the more fundamentally indeterminate its momentum was. The shorter an unstable particle lived, the less well-known its mass fundamentally was. Solid, …

Physics

Hike Through 7 European Countries on this Epic Trail

The Via Dinarica is poised to become one of the world’s top trekking destinations.<p>Twenty years ago, the Balkans seemed an unlikely spot to go trekking. Torn apart by bitter conflict, Yugoslavia painfully splintered, and borders between the new republics were better known for acrimonious rifts than …

The Psychological Research That Helps Explain the Election

At the end of most years, I’m typically asked to write about the best psychology papers of the past twelve months. This year, though, is not your typical year. And so, instead of the usual “best of,” I’ve decided to create a list of classic psychology papers and findings that can explain not just …

Tesla's powerful new battery, and more in the week that was

Tesla makes the world's best electric cars - but they're not content to rest on their laurels. The company just launched a powerful new battery that makes the Model S the fastest production car you can actually buy. Meanwhile, autonomous vehicle startup nuTonomy has beat Uber to the punch by …

Costa Rica

High-Pitch Black Holes Revealed

Supermassive black holes generate powerful X-rays as they feast on their accretion disks, but until now the most active (and the "loudest") have …

Black Holes

Are You Thinking Too Much?

<b>Are you thinking too much?</b><p><i>The Practice:</i><p>Rest your weary head.<p><i>Why?</i><p>The traditional saying that's this week's practice has been sinking in for me lately. Thoughts have been swirling around like a sandstorm about work, things I've been reading, household tasks, finances, concerns about people, a yard …

Dr Google will see you now: Alphabet's forays into biotechnology

The internet giant’s partnership with GlaxoSmithKline is the latest in a long line of projects and experiments in the medical sector<p>Alphabet’s partnership with GlaxoSmithKline is by no means its first foray into the world of biotechnology. Google’s parent also owns Verily Life Sciences, which works …

GlaxoSmithKline

Ask Ethan: Where Did The Big Bang Happen?

Of all the concepts and topics that get tossed around, the Big Bang is one of the most controversial. Sure, it’s a scientific theory that’s quite old — it’s been around since the 1940s — and the evidence in favor of it has been overwhelming since the 1960s. The idea is simple: that the Universe had …

This small slice of the night sky contains 48,741 galaxies

This image makes me feel so incredibly small.<p>Each of these 48,741 dots represents a galaxy. Each galaxy is a collection of billions of stars. The stars themselves trap untold planets, asteroids, and possibly even life in their gravitational clutches.<p>But this image, which is just one-twentieth of …

17 ways technology will change our lives by 2050

New forms of technology are bound to change how we live.<p>We asked Ian Pearson, a futurist with an 85% accuracy record, what new technology we can expect to see by 2050 and how it will change the way we live.<p>Scroll down to see Pearson's biggest predictions about the future:

Artificial Intelligence

How To Be Happy: Your 5-Step Action Plan

If it seems that some mornings you would rather just pull the covers over your head, stay in bed and forget the commute to the office for just one day, you're not alone.<p>Knowing how to be happy from the moment you wake up, is no mean feat.<p>Maybe you have been reading the recent research about …

The cofounder of Square says you should be wary of advice from successful people — here's why

That moment launched the idea behind Square, one of the most recent tech IPOs and a 2013 Inc "Most Audacious Company."<p>Jim is also an economics major, computer scientist and Missouri native.<p>Even before Square, he was well known for sharing what he learns. (He wrote his first textbook before he was …

Success

Astronomers Detected a Supermassive Black Hole Feasting on "Rain" — And It's Jaw-Dropping

Astronomers discovered a supermassive black hole preparing to devour a clump of cold gas hurtling toward it, and it could help us figure out how huge …

9 Apps You Need to Beat the Lines, Find the Best Seats, and Travel Like a Boss

As airport security lines continue to grow and airplane legroom continues to shrink, these days, jetting out of town—even if you’re going somewhere fabulous and tropical—can be cause for serious anxiety. Unless, of course, you belong to a select group of savvy travelers, known for floating …

Watch 13 Billion Years of Galaxy Evolution in Just 30 Seconds

A lot happened in the 13.8 billion years of our universe's existence, and now you can watch a fast-forwarded version of most of it.<p>The simulation …

Don't Read This! (It's Only the Most Valuable Psychology Hack You Can Learn.)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>“Don’t touch: wet paint.”</i><p>How many times have you seen that and wanted to touch the wet paint? How many times have you seen that sign, ignored it, and done the thing you’ve been explicitly told not to do?<p>If you’re anything like me, I’m …

Schadenfreude

Researchers created a robotic hand that is eerily human-like and can learn on its own

Typing out an email or setting up a pot of coffee are things we can do bleary eyed in the morning, but the movements our hands have to make to complete such tasks are truly complex, human skills.<p>That's why for robots to advance to the point where they can take care of our elderly or help clean our …

Robotics

Meet Stemcentrx, the $US10.2 billion Silicon Valley firm that's curing cancer

Brian Slingerland is not your average scientist. The Stemcentrx co-founder and chief executive was an up-and-coming investment banker, before he met …

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Faintest ever galaxy shows universe 13 billion years ago

The faintest galaxy from the early universe has been discovered by a team of scientists.<p>The galaxy, hidden behind a galaxy cluster known as …

Universe