Michael Hedden

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This physicist’s ideas of time will blow your mind – Quartz

Time feels real to people. But it doesn’t even exist, according to quantum physics. “There is no time variable in the fundamental equations that describe the world,” theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli tells Quartz.<p>If you met him socially, Rovelli wouldn’t assault you with abstractions and math to …

Presidential historian Gil Troy: Donald Trump has committed “a crime against the American people”

Scholar Gil Troy says it’s not too late for Trump to change — but history will judge his enablers harshly<p>Donald Trump is president of the United States by title and law. He is not president of all Americans. Trump cares only about his voters and the most enthusiastic part of his "base." He is a …

Physicists Just Discovered an Entirely New Type of Superconductivity

"No one thought this was possible in solid materials."<p>One of the ultimate goals of modern physics is to unlock the power of superconductivity, where …

Scientists Discover Biophotons In The Brain That Could Hint Our Consciousness is Directly Linked to Light!

Scientists found that neurons in mammalian brains were capable of producing photons of light, or “Biophotons”!<p>The photons, strangely enough, appear …

A new information engine is pushing the boundaries of thermodynamics

Conventional Thermodynamics<p>Physicists have created a device that has experimentally exceeded the conventional second law of thermodynamics. The …

The Magnetohydrodynamic Drive Is Real—and You Can Build One

I know it's an old movie (and it was an even <i>older</i> book before that), but I want to look at the physics of the special submarine drive in <i>The Hunt for</i> …

Physics

Here's Everything Science Knows So Far About The Origins of Humans

The story evolves every year.<p>The question of where we humans come from is one many people ask, and the answer is getting more complicated as new …

Japanese scientists just created an AI that can “read” human minds

Nope, this isn’t just fodder for the new series of Black Mirror<p>As computer scientists attempt to make machines think and learn like humans, the …

Mind-boggling experiments reveal glimpses of a 4th dimension

Fourth spatial dimension beyond human perception a long-held belief by scientists.<p>The world as we experience it is composed of three-dimensional …

Why smart contracts and blockchains are coming sooner than you think

For centuries, massive, critical components of our global economy have been organized around legacy infrastructure. Vastly important industries, like government and finance, continue to stagnate behind the capabilities of modern technologies, a demonstration of how complex and regulated systems …

Blockchain

CDC banned words include 'diversity', 'transgender' and 'fetus' – report

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been told that words and phrases including “fetus”, “diversity”, “transgender” and “science-based” have been deemed inappropriate for use in budget reports.<p>Bernie Sanders: Trump tax cuts a barely disguised reward for billionaire donors<p>Read …

Trump Administration

CNN's Blitzer fights back against Trump's attack

NEW YORK (AP) — CNN fought back against President Donald Trump on Monday with a lengthy video showing its reporters in dangerous situations and Wolf …

A Nearby Earth-Size Planet May Have Conditions for Life

There’s a new place to look for life in the universe.<p>Astronomers announced on Wednesday the discovery of an Earth-size planet around a small red star in our corner of the galaxy. The planet could hold liquid water and conditions favorable for life.<p>The star, Ross 128, is not the closest with a …

Universe

30 PlayStation 4 games every owner should have in their collection

There are many contributing factors to the PS4's dominance, but the biggest and most important reason is the games.<p>The PlayStation 4 can play most games available on other consoles, but it also has an incredible lineup of exclusive games that are literally not playable elsewhere.<p><b>Here are the 30 PS4</b> …

How to Slam Dunk Creationists like Mike Pence When It Comes to the Theory of Evolution

<i>This article was originally published on</i> The Conversation<i>. Read the original article.</i><p>The 2001 discovery of the seven million-year-old Sahelanthropus, …

Dark Energy Survey reveals most accurate measurement of dark matter structure in the universe

Imagine planting a single seed and, with great precision, being able to predict the exact height of the tree that grows from it. Now imagine …

Theory of modularity limiting disturbance effects found to be sound using springtails

(Phys.org)—A team of researchers from Spain, Switzerland and Canada has used common springtails to prove the soundness of a theory that suggests that …

Top 20 Percent Of Americans 'Hoard The American Dream'

There's a hidden force shaping our politics, says author Richard Reeves, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, and it's hidden in plain sight.<p>In his forthcoming book, <i>Dream Hoarders</i>, Reeves argues that the top 20 percent of Americans — those with six-figure incomes and above — dominate the …

College & University

Every tax cut in the Senate GOP health care bill, cartoonsplained

And who they benefit.<p>The Senate Republicans’ health care bill cuts government programs that help low- and middle-income Americans get health insurance.<p>It takes away coverage from low-income Americans by phasing out Medicaid expansion, and it drastically cuts the subsidies the federal government …

Ray Kurzweil: There's a Blueprint for the Master Algorithm in Our Brains

Today’s artificial intelligence (AI) systems are, no doubt, considerably advanced. There are now intelligent machine learning algorithms capable of …

Singularity

Illinois could be 1st state with 'junk' credit due to budget

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois is on track to become the first U.S. state to have its credit rating downgraded to "junk" status, which would deepen its …

Trump vows to pursue new immigration law that already exists

At his campaign rally in Iowa last night, Donald Trump received a very warm welcome from his audience, but one of the president’s ideas received an …

A Shameful Ruling That Grows Executive Branch Power

The Supreme Court limits lawsuits against high-ranking officials who may have violated constitutional rights.<p>It’s shameful that the U.S. Supreme Court has denied a day in court to innocent Muslims detained under harsh conditions without trial in the immediate aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks. But …

This Is The First Detailed Footage of DNA Replication, And It Wasn't What We Expected

"It undermines a great deal of what's in the textbooks."<p>Here's proof of how far we've come in science - in June 2017, researchers recorded up-close …

Why did Mitch McConnell get away with blocking a Supreme Court nomination?

I am not a news junkie paying attention to every political moment. Nor am I a savvy political commentator of any stripe. I remember my U.S. history lessons. The Constitution demands that the U.S. Senate advise and consent to a president’s nominations to the Supreme Court. The members of both houses …

Scientists Discover That Our Brains Can Process the World in 11 Dimensions

Seeing Like Never Before<p>Neuroscientists have used a classic branch of maths in a totally new way to peer into the structure of our brains. What …

Brain cancer could be prevented with olive oil compound

The health benefits of olive oil are wide-ranging; studies have linked the fat to reduced risk of obesity and heart disease, as well as cognitive …

Medical Research

What Is A Singularity?

Ever since scientists first discovered the existence of black holes in our universe, we have all wondered: what could possibly exist beyond the veil …

Universe

The moon's gravity does not fully explain how ocean tides work

This, they often say, leads to a gravitational imbalance, which stretches the ocean into two opposing bulges: One that's closest to the moon (where the moon's gravity is strongest), and one on the opposite side from the moon (where its gravity is weakest).<p>But this differential in gravity doesn't …

The science of songs: how does music affect your body chemistry?

Like many music lovers I’ve always had a fascination withthe emotional power. How can a combination of sounds make all the hairs on your arms stand on end, or make you cry? I’ve always enjoyed reading newspaper and magazine articles about the psychological effects of music, but apart from the …

Breast Feeding