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Is The Universe Conscious?

The history of science — in particular the physical sciences, like physics and astronomy — can be told as the incremental realization that there is large-scale coherence in the universe.<p>By large-scale coherence, I mean that some of the same physical laws hold at scales as diverse as the atom and …

Physics

What LSD tells us about human nature

Our brains, with their intrinsic tendency to segregate, are designed to veer toward over-control. Psychedelics blow all that apart – and we can learn from them<p>I was in San Francisco last week, visiting my brother and revisiting the years we spent there as young men. We walked through Golden Gate …

Golden Gate Park

Finally, The Golden Ratio Gets Its Own Coloring Book

Venezuelan artist Rafael Araujo creates meticulously detailed drawings of the Fibonacci spiral in nature–now, you can color along.<p>When it comes to design, the golden ratio is mostly bullshit. Though designers sometimes use it, there’s just no proof people prefer that precise spatial ratio in their …

LSD's impact on the brain revealed in groundbreaking images

First modern scans of people high on psychedelic drug has given researchers unprecedented insight into neural basis for its effects<p>The profound impact of LSD on the brain has been laid bare by the first modern scans of people high on the drug.<p>The images, taken from volunteers who agreed to take a …

Consciousness

10 things in tech you need to know today, April 8

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.Mike Segar/REUTERS<p>Good morning! Here's the tech news you need to know this Friday.<p><b>1. Amazon has promoted the leaders of its online-retail site and cloud-computing unit to CEOs of their respective groups.</b> Jeff Wilke is the new CEO of Worldwide Consumer and Andy Jassy is the …

The construction of 10 iconic landmarks, in color

Building 10 wonders<br>of the world — in color<p>Colorized construction of 10 global landmarks<p>c. 1889<p>These 10 photographs, in monochrome and then …

Reaching for the stars: How lasers could propel spacecraft to relativistic speeds

The problem with "Bring Your Own Fuel"<p>It took a short 66 years for humanity to go from the first powered flight to landing a man on the Moon, and …

Space Travel

Japanese AI writes sci-fi novel, almost wins literary prize

In the same week that Microsoft’s teen Twitter bot, Tay, was transformed into a sexually voracious Hitler apologist by trolls who abused her machine …

Supercomputer simulates whole-body blood flow

<b>A new supercomputer simulation of blood moving around the entire human body compares extremely well with real-world flow measurements, researchers say.</b><p>The software uses a 3D representation of every artery that is 1mm across or wider, scanned from a single person.<p>Its accuracy passed a first key test …

Computer Science

If a U.S. City Were Nuked, These Scientists Would Figure Out Who Did It

It's called "postdetonation forensics," and it's as ghoulish as you think.<p>The proliferation of nuclear weapons around the world has given rise to a new specialty. There are now scientists specializing in figuring out who set off a nuclear explosion in the middle of an American city. "Postdetonation …

Lucky Student's Incredible Paper Airplane Throw Is One in a Million

That's one heck of a boomerang.<p>In a truly impressive feat of aeronautic engineering, one Japanese student has created one of the most advanced unmanned paper drones ever to be observed. Launched from a classroom window, the drone can manage a 24-second flight before automatically returning to its …

This is what a total solar eclipse looks like from a plane

Millions of people on Earth were treated to views of a solar eclipse on Tuesday, but only a select few got to see the cosmic event from the sky.<p>Two …

37 Amazing Chalkboard Signs Outside Restaurants That Are Hilarious AF

Chalkboard signs.<p>The only little creative space (yes I’m being sarcastic) that restaurant owners use to lure hungry customers into their humble …

Restaurants

The Rainbow Mountains Of China Are Earth's Paint Palette

The Rainbow Mountains of China within the Zhangye Danxia Landform Geological Park are a geological wonder of the world. These famous Chinese mountains are known for their otherworldly colors that mimic a rainbow painted over the tops of rolling mountains.<p>This is just one example where geology …

National Parks

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The Bugatti Chiron is the world’s fastest road car

The Bugatti Chiron is ready to claim the title of world's fastest car, declared Bugatti President Wolfgang Durheimer at the unveiling of the car today at the Geneva Motor Show.<p>Though the Chiron is electronically limited to 261 mph in road mode, with all the restrictions lifted the car should go …

Sports Cars

The incredible shrinking man: the photographer who gets a whole film into one frame – in pictures

Hiroshi Sugimoto photographed cinema halls – exposing his shots for the length of the film. The results are spectacularly eerie

Photographers

B-Authentique

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Headphones That Get You High on Dopamine Are Tipped to Go on Sale Next Month

When the music is not enough.<p>Headphones that stimulate the release of dopamine in your brain and reportedly make you feel high as hell have been …

Meet NGC 4889, The Galaxy With A Black Hole The Size Of Our Solar System

It’s common for galaxies to have black holes at their center. In fact, our own galaxy has a pretty big one at the center. But nothing will quite prepare you for the size of NGC 4889, a galaxy with a black hole at the center nearly the size of our solar system.<p>Recently photographed by the Hubble, …

What Will It Mean If LIGO Detects Gravitational Waves?

For over a decade, to very little fanfare, a new type of astronomy has been going on: gravitational wave astronomy. Rather than using a telescope to look out at the Universe, a gravitational wave detector uses lasers, fired and reflected perpendicular to one another, and then reconstructed to …

LIGO

British Movie Rating Board Certifies 10-Hour Film of Paint Drying

A ten-hour British film made solely to bore the judges of the U.K.’s motion picture rating system may have achieved its goal: on Tuesday, the British …

We saw where America's most expensive war machine gets a classified feature, but this is all we can tell you about it

<b>FORT WORTH, Texas</b>— "This room is the most advanced painting facility in the world," retired US Air Force pilot and F-35 simulation instructor Rick Royer told me as we toured Lockheed Martin's highly secure plane facility.<p>The Aircraft Final Finishes bay is where America's most expensive weapons …

Aviation

'Assassin' supernova discovered that is 570bn times brighter than sun

Astronomers find brightest star explosion ever, located 3.8bn light-years away, which is more luminous than entire Milky Way<p>Astronomers have discovered the brightest star explosion ever, a super supernova that easily outshines our entire Milky Way.<p>An international team revealed “the most powerful …

Universe

This man brought wi-fi to 60,000 people in remote Annapurna. The result is amazing.

In Nepal’s Annapurna region a man has made an extraordinary vision come true. He has brought internet access to places that even today can only be …

See the 50 Best Images Taken by Hubble

Pillars of Creation: Originally taken on April 1, 1995, this image has become one of the most iconic to come from the Hu<p>... VIEW MORE<p>NASA/ESA/Hubble …

Most space charts leave out the most important part — all of the space

Most charts of the Solar System we enjoy are terrible lies.<p>This is because they're not to scale: It's easier to clump everything together so that all of the planets and stars fit neatly into an image stretching only a few hundred pixels. Even charts released by organizations like the European Space …

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CNN

Winners of National Geographic's Photography Contest 2010! (3 photos)

<b>Grand Prize Winner</b><p>National Geographic just announced the winners of their global photography contest! Out of over 16,000 entries, Aaron Lim Boon Teck of Singapore won the grand prize (and Winner of the Nature category) for his amazing shot of the eruption of Indonesia's Gunung Rinjani volcano. His …

Nature Photography