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How We'll Finally Wind Up Testing Quantum Gravity

If you have good eyes, the smallest objects you can make out are about a tenth of a millimeter: roughly the width of a human hair. Add technology, and the smallest structures we have measured so far are approximately 10^-19 m, that’s the wavelength of the protons collided at the LHC. It has taken …

Physics

Ask Ethan: Could Our Universe Be A Hologram?

Holograms are some of the most interesting “flat” objects humans can create. By encoding a fully three-dimensional set of information onto a two-dimensional surface, holograms change their appearance accordingly as you change your perspective. Well, many extensions to our current understanding of …

Quantum Mechanics

Ikea has created the kitchen of 2025 — and there's no stove or refrigerator

The Concept Kitchen 2025, a pop-up exhibit featured at EXPO Milano 2015, isn't about your kitchen and its appliances doing all the work for you; it's about helping you make thoughtful decisions about food and waste.<p>Innovations are everywhere. And much conventional thinking about what a kitchen …

Kitchens

20 gifts for the badass feminist in your life

Tell that special someone the three little words they're dying to hear: "Smash the patriarchy."<p>There are plenty of occasions to get someone a gift, …

There will be sex in space: Mars, science and “the dictates of biology and human culture”

Zero-gravity sex presents many challenges. But on Mars, the science of getting it on could be with us<p>Let’s start by stating the obvious: It’s far easier and cheaper to fix the problems of this planet than to find a way to live off-Earth.<p>What are the challenges that might make us want to find a new …

Singularity

Why the mantis shrimp is my new favorite animal

Exploding Kittens

10 Overlooked Classics: Horror Films

It could be that the horror genre has never been in worse shape it is now. It seems that horror cinema, in the mainstream at least, has become a home …

Horror

Scientists discover Earth’s ‘Star Trek’-style invisible shield

A team of scientists led by the University of Colorado Boulder has discovered an invisible “Star Trek”-style shield that blocks so-called “killer electrons” 7,200 miles above Earth.<p>The electrons, which travel at near light-speed, are capable of damaging space electronics and can put astronauts in …

14 Apps That Will Teach You Something New Every Day

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The Parallel Universe Theory - How Worlds Interact

Ellie Zolfagharifard, <i>Mail Online</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p><b>The parallel worlds constantly influence one another, researchers claim</b>• <b><br>This is because, instead of a</b> …

Real-Life 'Unicorn' Found; Deer Has Extremely Rare Deformity

A roe deer shot in Slovenia has a single antler that makes it look exactly like a unicorn.<p>It looks like it just walked out of a fairy tale, but this deer with a single, unicorn-like antler is the real thing.<p>Shot by a hunter in Celje, Slovenia (map), in August, the roe deer has an extremely rare …

We landed a freaking spacecraft on a comet. This GIF and video explain Rosetta's 12-year journey.

Human beings reached a new space exploration milestone this week: landing the Rosetta mission's Philae probe on a comet some 316 million miles from …

India mass sterilisation: ‘my wife died in tremendous pain’

Husband of one victim of botched operations speaks out as protesters take to the streets to demand chief minister’s resignation<p>Thirteen women who died in a mass sterilisation campaign in India spent their last hours in “tremendous pain”, relatives have said.<p>About 80 women attended the free …

Are we ready for quantum biology?

Stomata: does entanglement play a part in plant biology? <i>(Image: Power And Syred/Science Photo Library)</i><p><i>In</i> Life on the Edge<i>, Jim Al-Khalili</i> …

When commercial satellites unite quantum physics and relativity – Sidney Perkowitz

Watching a rocket as it slowly starts to heave itself out of Earth’s deep gravity well and then streaks up into the blue, you suddenly grasp on a …

Catalonia vote: 80% back independence - officials

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1122000/1122942_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522541074_eb98d00af9ec9df9f6c6a0343d0157a6<p><b>An informal vote on independence for Catalonia has shown more than 80% in favour, officials say.</b><p>The non-binding vote went ahead after Spain's …

Europe

Why a Physics Revolution Might Be on Its Way

The field of physics may be turned on its head soon, said renowned physicist Nima Arkani-Hamed during a live lecture from the Perimeter Institute for …

Physics

How Gravity Explains Why Time Never Runs Backward

We can’t avoid the passing of time, even at the DMV, where time seems to come to a standstill. And daylight savings notwithstanding, time always …