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Physics

How Did We Make Sense Of The Cosmic Abyss?

A look out into the night sky raises a slew of question that any intelligent, curious person might wonder about:<p>What are those points of light in the sky?<br>• Are there other Suns like our own, and if so, do they have planets like we do?<br>• How far away are the stars, and how long do they live?<br>• What lies …

Astrophysics

How To Use LinkedIn To Get Promoted

LinkedIn, once thought to be exclusively for job search, is clearly becoming the social media tool for helping you do your job better, advance your career, and support your employer. The focus of this post is not how to use LinkedIn to find a new job at another company. Instead, here’s how to use …

Leadership

How To Detect Nuclear Warheads Without Revealing Their Secrets

A new proof-of-concept could let nations track each other's arsenals without revealing too much<p>Nuclear arms control is a high-stakes game of trust and secrets. In order for arms control to work, a government agreeing to limitations needs to know that when they give up a nuclear warhead, a rival …

Scientists Identify Why Some of Our Best Ideas Happen in the Shower

There’s really only one place left on this blue marble where most humans can disconnect on a day-to-day basis and feel the creative spark: the …

Creativity

Ask Ethan: How Small Is An Elementary Particle?

If you take any amount of matter, no matter how small or how large, there are only two options for what it’s made up of: either it can be split into something smaller, or it’s truly fundamental and indivisible. For most of the 19th century, we thought that atoms were that fundamental, smallest …

Physics

If Not Parity, Clarity - Getting Doctors Paid For Telehealth

In the world of telehealth, we are well beyond the time when physicians worry whether they are within their clinical rights to provide care through technology. Whether through action by state medical boards or acts of state legislature, nearly every state has upheld that the standard of care for …

Health Care

A midlife crisis for the mitochondrial free radical theory of aging

Review<p>Predictions based on the MFRTA<p>The modern version of the MFRTA proposes that the progenitor reactive oxygen species (ROS) superoxide (O2·-) …

Biology

It’s official: You’re lost in a directionless universe

Ever peer into the night sky and wonder whether space is really the same in all directions or whether the cosmos might be whirling about like a vast …

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I Saw the Future Through Microsoft's Hololens

Since early man started wearing VR goggles, the goal has been simple: escape reality. With Microsoft's radical new wearable computer, reality has never before been so gloriously real.<p>The first time I saw 3D graphics was on my dad's computer when I was a boy. Dad was a programmer for the phone …

Augmented Reality
Pollution

Here’s how scientists are chasing the dream (nightmare) of immortality

When a 145-year-old Indonesian man was recently asked what he wants out of life at this point, he responded frankly with, “What I want is to …

The One Thing That is a Better Indicator of Success Than Talent (According to Science)

The trait that takes you from average to spectacular is not your IQ.<p>You are unique, and so is everyone else. Success means a lot to every person. It's a weighted combination of power, status, money, family, and work. You can define success in your own terms, because what brings you fulfillment and …

What If Your Contact Lens Could Tell Your Smartphone Your Blood Sugar Was Low?

It might sound like a page from a Philip K. Dick novel, but if researchers at the University of Washington have their way, implanted devices will be able to transform healthcare. Imagine a contact lens that can monitor a diabetic’s blood sugar level through tears and send notifications to their …

Contact Lenses

Lensing of Fast Radio Bursts as a Probe of Compact Dark Matter

Author(s): Julian B. Muñoz, Ely D. Kovetz, Liang Dai, and Marc KamionkowskiGravitational lensing of fast radio bursts around compact dark matter …

Science

Ask Ethan: How Many Stars In The Night Sky Still Exist?

When we look out at the Universe, we take for granted that what we see is what’s actually there at that particular moment in time. Yet this isn’t quite the case. There were delays with the Apollo astronauts because light signals took a little over two seconds apiece to make a round trip. The Mars …

Astrophysics

‘Stranger Things,’ Parallel Universes, And The State Of String Theory

A conversation with theoretical physicist Brian Greene<p>Undoubtedly a hit of the summer, Netflix's <i>Stranger Things</i> is a Sci-Fi horror series that utilizes some serious scientific theories. Although they may use some terminology interchangeably, the series dives into some intense, confusing topics in …

The Modern Man’s Guide To Power Dressing

The concept of ‘power dressing’ feels obsolete in this day and age. Rigid dress codes have largely been relaxed since the stiffly shoulder-padded …

Men's Fashion

Fearful Memories Passed Down to Mouse Descendants

From <i>Nature</i> magazine<p>Certain fears can be inherited through the generations, a provocative study of mice reports. The authors suggest that a similar …

Genetics

This Awesome Video Shows The Scale of The Universe in The Best Way Possible

I mean, we knew the Universe was big, but...<p>We get it. The Universe is epic, vast, and unknowable, and Earth is tiny. There are black holes billions …

Ask Ethan: How Can We See So Far Away In Such A Young Universe?

There are a few fundamental facts about the Universe — its origin, its history, and what it is today — that are awfully hard to wrap your head around. One of them is the Big Bang, or the idea that the Universe began a certain time ago: 13.8 billion years ago to be precise. That’s the first moment …

Astrophysics

What Are The Most Energetic Particles In The Universe?

You might think of the largest and most powerful particle accelerators in the world — places like SLAC, Fermilab and the Large Hadron Collider — as the source of the highest energies we’ll ever see. But everything we’ve ever done here on Earth has absolutely <i>nothing</i> on the natural Universe itself! …

Physics