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Radical New Quantum Theory Says Other Universes Affect Our Own

Parallel universes have long been a staple of science fiction. But according to a radical new theory of quantum mechanics published Oct. 23 in the journal Physical Review X, other universes are real--and they exist in vast numbers.<p>What's more, the scientists behind the theory say the other …

Redditmade is Reddit's new crowdfunding site

The self-proclaimed "front page of the internet" is expanding into crowdfunding and community-driven creation with Redditmade. According to its announcement post, the new site was created in part to provide a way for subreddits to develop official merchandise, although anyone with a Reddit account …

Want To Learn, Remember, And Create Better? Science Says Dick Around A Bit More

A New York Times science writer explains why daydreaming, napping, and web surfing are the best ways to learn.<p>From an early age, students are taught a series of study skills to enhance learning. Teachers extol the virtues of highlighters and flash cards, memorization and dogged concentration. They …

Radical 4-in-1 piston engine promises hybrid-like efficiency

Over the past few years we’ve seen alternative combustion engines in various forms, from Duke Engines radical radial design to Volvo's450 hp …

Engineering

Google makes us all dumber: The neuroscience of search engines

As search engines get better, we become lazier. We’re hooked on easy answers and undervalue asking good questions<p>In 1964, Pablo Picasso was asked by an interviewer about the new electronic calculating machines, soon to become known as computers. He replied, “But they are useless. They can only give …

Google Launches Mini-Marketing Lessons For Startups With New Mobile App, Google Primer

Google has rolled out a new iPhone app called Primer, aimed at teaching startups the fundamentals of marketing – with a Google spin, of course. The new app, available only on iOS for now, but coming soon to Android, complements the Google Primer website which further explains how the mini-marketing …

Tech and Science

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Chemistry in Ultra HD shows science like you've never seen it

Discover dancing fluorescent droplets, crystal gardens and watery clouds of chemicals in this new video compilation from BeautifulChemistry.net.<p>Chemistry was always the most visually appealing of the sciences I studied in school. There were all those amazing colors, plus smoke, bubbles and best of …

Chemistry

Build a Culture of Ownership at Your Company

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Just about every business preaches the benefits of building a culture of accountability.<p>“Leaders need to be accountable,” managers say. “Employees need to be accountable. We must do everything possible to ensure accountability at all …

Team Building

3 Ways to Milk the Internet for All It's Worth

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The giant companies of the Internet offer online sustenance to the masses. They feed people with information, satisfy the hunger to connect and give companies fuel to run successful businesses in the digital age.<p>Sure, consumers and …

Small Business
Mentoring

7 Things You Can Legally Steal from Successful Companies

<i>Denis Duvauchelle is CEO and co-founder of Twoodo, helping your team organize itself using simple #hashtags.</i><p>The essence of innovation and the foundation of many start-ups are to imitate and adapt from existing concepts. New ideas are mostly incremental improvements of past ideas, just as we as a …

How We Could Actually Build a Space Colony

In our cosmic megastructures series, Popular Mechanics explores some of the key engineering and design challenges in constructing gigantic structures for use by humankind in space. Today, three classic space-colony concepts.<p><b>Name:</b> Bernal sphere; Stanford torus; O'Neill cylinder<p><b>Named For:</b> …

Weird Crystal Can Absorb All The Oxygen In A Room -- And Then Release It Later

This could potentially make fuel cells, space travel, and scuba diving a lot more efficient.<p>Researchers from the University of Southern Denmark say they’ve invented a crystal that pulls oxygen out of the air and even water. Apparently, just a spoonful of the stuff can suck up all the oxygen in a …

Oxygen

YC’s Altman Thinks Reddit’s Community Ownership Experiment Could Be A Model

The thought of using crypto-currencies to back shares of a company first crossed Y Combinator head Sam Altman’s mind about two years ago.<p>“It was an idle thought that popped into my head,” he said. “It was not until Reddit reached out to me about fundraising that I thought about it again.”<p>So when he …

BRAIN initiative is underway, funding new ways to map cells, circuits

Scientists will aim to capture the workings of the human brain in comprehensive recordings, to watch the brain while in motion and to reimagine the world's most complex biological organism as a buzzing network of interlocking circuits with the award of $46 million in study grants announced …

Sleep twitches teach babies how to move - Futurity

Babies learn about their limbs and how to use them from twitches made during REM sleep that are very different from movements made while awake.

Discovery of new molecule suggests origins of life may reside in interstellar space

Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) group of radio telescopes have discovered a carbon-based molecule with a …

Universe

TEDx Talk: Bitcoin Is Much More than Money

Advertisement<p><b>Bitcoin expert and activist Dug Campbell, founder of the Edinburgh Bitcoin Meetup and the inaugural Scottish Bitcoin Conference, gave a</b> …

[Video] Visualizing The Hidden Cosmos | The Making Of "Dark Universe"

An in-depth look at how scientists are visualizing dark matter.<p>No matter how hard you squint your eyes, some things will always remain invisible to the naked eye: molecules, for instance, and the atoms that make them up, shall remain remain hidden, fundaments for us to put mathematically-supported …

Dark Matter

White matter might matter much more than we thought

Changes in the brain's myelin distribution might be an unrecognised form of neuronal plasticity.<p>Look up ‘myelin’ in any neuroscience textbook and you’ll find something along these lines: It is a fatty substance that forms a sheath around axons, and gives the fibre bundles their white appearance …

Chemists Expand Nature's Genetic Alphabet

For the first time, scientists have expanded life's genetic alphabet, by inserting two unnatural, man-made "letters" into a bacterium's DNA, and by showing that the cell's machinery can copy them.<p>The advance means that scientists have a new tool for exploring how life encodes information, which …

Ecstatic states

In the Vietnam War, Bob Walker had been a helicopter mechanic, and he’d watched as his best friend was decapitated by an incoming helicopter’s propeller blade. Ever since then the 69-year-old Paradise, CA vet has struggled with post-traumatic stress disorder — a psychological condition that …

Water discovered in a small, warm exoplanet’s atmosphere for first time

The planet is a ball of gas with surface temperatures of 600C, but future studies of alien atmospheres may reveal signs of life<p>Astronomers have detected water vapour in the atmosphere of a planet that orbits a star far beyond our solar system.<p>Observations of the Neptune-sized planet, which lies 120 …