Klaus Wallis

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Ask Ethan: What Is Spacetime?

When it comes to understanding the Universe, there are a few things everyone’s heard of: Schrödinger’s cat, the Twin Paradox and E = mc^2. But despite being around for over 100 years now, General Relativity — Einstein’s greatest achievement — is largely mysterious to everyone from the general …

How The Anthropic Principle Became The Most Abused Idea In Science

The Universe has the fundamental laws that we observe it to have. Also, we exist, and are made of the things we’re made of, obeying those same fundamental laws. And therefore, we can construct two very simple statements that would be very difficult to argue against:<p>We must be prepared to take …

In World War I, British military industry was dominated by women

Women workers of WWI<p>Stepping up to fuel the Great War<p>c. 1917<p>When Britain entered World War I in 1914, thousands of women joined the workforce to fill …

Astronomers Seeking Planet 9 Hope To Soon Catch A Glimpse

On the top of Hawaii's Mauna Kea mountain Thursday, astronomers will point the large Subaru Telescope toward a patch of sky near the constellation of Orion, looking for an extremely faint object moving slowly through space.<p>If they find what they're looking for, it will be one of the most important …

The Story of One Dying Man and the Photographer He Trusted

When photographer Justine Bursoni gave birth to her son, midwife Ray Spooner stood by her, and when Ray Spooner died, Justine Bursoni stood by …

Theory challenging Einstein's view on speed of light could soon be tested

New paper describes for first time how scientists can test controversial idea that speed of light is not a constant<p>The newborn universe may have glowed with light beams moving much faster than they do today, according to a theory that overturns Einstein’s century-old claim that the speed of light …

The Week in Review: Fake News Controversy

Scrutiny of online news coverage and its potential role in impacting the 2016 presidential election has increased since Election Day.<p>In an election that was marked by a host of controversies on both sides of the aisle, voters relied heavily on the internet for a better understanding of key issues …

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Want to understand how Trump happened? Study quantum physics

The past decade will be remembered as the period when the global underclass revolt snowballed into a movement with political bite. From Occupy Wall Street to Brexit to Donald Trump’s election, these post-financial crisis years have featured many unsynchronized awakenings that are forcing a …

Why It’s So Hard for Us to Visualize Uncertainty

The U.S. presidential election did not unfold the way so many predicted it would. We now know some of the reasons why—polling failed—but watching the real-time results on Tuesday night wasn’t just surprising, it was confusing. Predictions swung back and forth, and it was hard to process the …

This Is What the World Will Look Like When Humans Are Gone

In winter, the Polish skies belong to Kacper Kowalski. He’s been making pictures from his gyrocopter, 500 feet above ground, for nearly a decade, but …

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Narwhals Can 'See' Unlike Any Other Animal on Earth

Scientists just unlocked the secret of the unicorn whales.<p>It doesn't get much better than a narwhal. These bizarre creatures are a species of toothed …

Trump, Brexit and the age of popular revolt: 2016 in Long Reads

Donald Trump,US news,World news,US elections 2016,The far right,Education,Politics,Internet,Technology,Europe,US politics,EU referendum and Brexit,Newspapers & magazines,Newspapers,Media,European Union,UK news,Foreign policy<p>Ten big stories to help make sense of a bewildering year in global …

Legal marijuana's next hurdle: where to put all that cash

DENVER — Marijuana’s overwhelming success at the ballot box Tuesday dumps a California-sized pile of pressure onto the federal government to answer a fairly basic question: Where are they going to put all that cash?<p>Because marijuana remains illegal at the federal level, banks refuse to give …

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Use your wits! Can you solve these fiendishly difficult puzzles?

Isn’t it time we learned to reconnect with the idea of problem-solving for fun? After all, argues Alex Bellos, the best puzzles are pieces of poetry. In an exclusive extract from his new book, he selects some of his favourites<br>See the answers here<p>For those of us whose school memories include …

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Anti-rubbish app LitterGram retains name after battle with Instagram

Instagram's owner Facebook has backed down in a naming row with a Kent-based app designed to make councils clean up local rubbish.<p>LitterGram, which had been threatened with legal action by Facebook, said that lawyers for the US internet giant had finally agreed to drop the case.<p>Facebook's lawyers …