Matthew Mees

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Yes, There Is a Key to Happiness (and It's Actually Pretty Simple)

Neuroscientific and psychological principles point a clear path to true happiness, and it's probably not what you think.<p>As a species, humans are pretty dissatisfied with ourselves, and nowhere is this more true than in America. Each year, 45 percent of us make New Year's resolutions. We spend some …

Happiness

Great Spots for Outdoor Dining and Drinking in Seattle, Spring 2018

Seattle's long-awaited sunshine is officially here. Restaurants and bars all over town are starting to break out the patio furniture, so when the moment arises diners will want to be ready to seize it and stock up on some precious warmth and vitamin D.<p>Eater has sun-seekers covered with this map, a …

Seattle

How to Make the Perfect First Impression, According to Science

You only get one chance for a first impression -- make sure science is on your side.<p>Positive first impressions can link you to all kinds of crazy-good friendships and securities, so the more of them you can make, the better your odds often are for achieving personal and business goals. On the …

Public Speaking

Does The Size Of Space Freak You Out?

Does the size of space — those zillions of stars and zillions of miles of nothing between them — freak you out?<p>Well, if it does, guess what?<p>You're not alone.<p>I give <i>a lot</i> of public talks about the universe. Really. It's in my job description:<p>Astronomer. Check.<br>• Study stuff in space. Check.<br>• Give talks …

Possible case for fifth force of nature

A team of physicists at the University of California has uploaded a paper to the <i>arXiv</i> preprint server in which they suggest that work done by a team …

Physics

How Physicists Convinced Schrödinger’s Cat to Asexually Reproduce

The world’s most famous thought experiment just got a thrilling sequel.<p>Schrödinger’s cat is probably the world’s most famous living and dead cat …

Quantum Physics

New theory suggests Black holes are Holograms

<b>According to a new study published in the journal Physical Review Letters, Black holes could be Holograms –Projections from flat, two-dimensional</b> …

Hubble clocks faster cosmic expansion

<b>The Universe may be expanding up to 9% faster than previously thought.</b><p>This new assessment comes from the Hubble Space Telescope, which has significantly refined the rate at which nearby galaxies are observed to be moving away from each other.<p>It reinforces the tension between what we see happening …