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How 'Quantum Cognition' Can Explain Humans' Irrational Behaviors

An emerging theory takes principles from quantum physics and applies them to psychology.<p>The theory of quantum mechanics earned its stripes by making accurate predictions concerning the behavior of atoms and the tiny particles that make them up. No one quite understands what quantum mechanics <i>means</i>, …

Boeing's new spaceship to bring humans into orbit is now called Starliner

Boeing's spacecraft designed to bring humans to and from space over the next two years officially has a name.<p>The private spaceflight company …

In Space, Every Goodbye Could Be Our Last

Getting to know a new place in space is kind of like becoming familiar with a new city: It reveals itself slowly, a patch of terrain or a new neighborhood here, a curious landform or hidden garden there. Over time, all those pieces assemble themselves into an image of somewhere we think we know.<p>But …

Astronomy

Rare nautilus seen for first time in 30 years - Futurity

Biologists recently spotted a nautilus that hadn't been seen in more than three decades. It may be one of the world's rarest animals.

People-Powered Data Visualization

Through crowdsourcing and citizen science projects, the general public is making profound contributions to research. Can data visualization help make sense of this wealth of new information?<p>Last fall the National Audubon Society published an alarming report about the future of North American birds. …

Stephen Hawking Aims To 'Get Under The Hood' Of A Black Hole Paradox

Holograms? Alternate universes? Here's what the famous physicist's announcement really means<p>What would happen if you fell into a black hole?<p>This question is not only entertaining (you might turn into spaghetti, according to some theories), but it's also important to theoretical physicists. …