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Largest Map Ever Made Will Unlock The History Of The Universe

1.2 million galaxies<p>What you're looking at is a slice of the entire universe, a web of galaxies billions of light years away. You're also looking into the past, since the further into the distance you look, the longer it took that light to reach your eyes. It all seems a lot smaller until you …

Dark Matter

Quantum physics for the terminally confused | Cosmos

<b>Does quantum physics melt your brain?</b> First, <i>don’t panic.</i> You’re not alone in your confuddlement. As legendary physicist Richard Feynman said: “I …

Synchronicity Is A Product Of Quantum Systems

String Sociology

If you’re interested in the various sorts of internal divisions these days among people doing what gets called “string theory”, you might want to …

Columbia University

String Theory: David Foster Wallace on Tennis review – the best writer on the game ever

In pieces that range from his own success as a junior player to the sport-changing ability of Roger Federer, Foster Wallace combined a nerd’s outlook with a novelist’s gift for exposition<p>David Foster Wallace was, in his own estimation, “a near great junior tennis player”. Between the ages of 12 and …

Gerardus 't Hooft and string theory

Gerardus 't Hooft is celebrating his 70th birthday today. Congratulations!<i><br>(C) LM</i><br>He got his 1999 Nobel prize for the proof of the renormalizability of …

Quantum Mechanics

Modern physics questions if there are extra dimensions humans can't perceive

It’s an <b>idea</b> that goes way, <b>way back</b>, at least to Aristotle, and likely further. It’s the idea that there are <b>more dimensions</b> than the <b>three</b> we perceive:</b> …

Why You Should Form Hobbies Instead Of Habits

Four or so years ago, I was enticed to join a Crossfit gym. Before then, I'd had no habit of working out. While I'd played sports growing up and could comfortably run 3 miles and knew how to do a proper push-up, I'd never really spent time learning about exercising or trying to work out for any …

Hobbies

Strange Maps: How Renzo Picasso Solved New York City's Traffic - in His Architectural Dreams

First there was that bizarre diagram of what looks like a giant spaceship buried beneath central London. <i>Who made this weird, wonderful map?</i><p>The same …

New York City

How to Deceive a Robot

How do you fool a robot? It’s not difficult—machines are only good at what we tell them to do. But even still, parts of our world may not be …

The One Rule For Having a Successful Career

Careers have changed dramatically over the last decade. There’s no such thing as a <i>lifer</i> or sticking to a single company for the duration of your …

The Fatal Flaw of Highly Successful People (and How to Avoid It)

The one pitfall you must avoid on your road to success.<p>Ambition is one of the best assets an entrepreneur can possess. The motivation and drive to achieve one's dreams are what the true spirit of entrepreneurship is all about, however, most people fail to realize that their ambition has a …

Success is not a matter of luck—it’s an algorithm

<i>This article originally appeared on Medium.</i><p>How does someone like Jack Dorsey go from a 14-year-old computer science nerd to serial entrepreneur, the …

5 Proven Ways to Be More Productive

Want to know how to be productive? Create goals, make a plan and execute. We all know this is a good idea… and it never, ever seems to work.<p>It’s like …

Plato on what makes us tick & why math matters so much

This is the second diablog* with Rebecca Newberger Goldstein. RNG is a philosopher, novelist, certified MacArthur “genius,” winner of a National …

This Internet Billionaire Wants to Solve the Mystery of the Universe

Yuri Milner, the tech billionaire who invested early in companies from Facebook (fb) to Groupon (grpn) to Twitter (twtr), is now on to bigger things: …