Michael Shakeshaft

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Quantum Idea Where The Present Influences The Past Gains Some Theoretical Support

Quantum mechanics is already weird enough, but researchers suggest that we could throw in a bit of time shenanigans to solve a controversial idea …

Physicists provide support for retrocausal quantum theory, in which the future influences the past

(Phys.org)—Although there are many counterintuitive ideas in quantum theory, the idea that influences can travel backwards in time (from the future …

A Quantum Theory of Consciousness

Some of you may have already heard of the so-called “quantum theory of consciousness.” I’ve encountered different versions of it over the years. It presents a method of integrating traditional religious views of the “soul,” the “afterlife,” and the possibility of “other realms of existence” with …

Scientists Have Created a Virtual Universe to Practice Mapping the Real One

It took a computer 80 hours to generate 25 billion galaxies.<p>Today, we understand that the universe is expanding, but back in the 1920s, even Albert …

Universe

Citizen scientists find a failed star in the Sun's neighborhood

Citizen scientists may not have the time and equipment of their pro counterparts, but their dedication can sometimes lead to discoveries that would otherwise be impractical. Case in point: a NASA-backed citizen science initiative, Backyard Worlds: Planet 9, has found a brown dwarf (effectively, a …

Universe

Pluto Flyby Anniversary: The Most Amazing Photos from NASA's New Horizons

Hello Pluto!<p>Credit: Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute<p>On July 14, 2015, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft …

Solar System

Is This The Exoplanet Where Life Will First Be Found?

It is good time to be an exoplanet hunter… or just an exoplanet enthusiast for that matter! Every few weeks, it seems, new discoveries are being …

Universe

Scientists Are About to Perform an Experiment to See if The Human Mind Is Bound by Physics

This could be interesting...<p>Perhaps one of the most intriguing and interesting phenomena in quantum physics is what Einstein referred to as a "spooky …

The Mind-Matter Duality: Is The Human Mind Capable Of Manipulating Our Physical World

Lucien Hardy is a theoretical physicist from the Perimeter Institute in Canada. Hardy was always asking questions, gathering information, looking for …

Quantum Physics

Entanglement Made Simple

Quantum entanglement is thought to be one of the trickiest concepts in science, but the core issues are simple. And once understood, entanglement …

You’re A Firework (Scientifically Speaking)

“You have more in common with a firework than you might think. The same process that powers those explosions is going on inside a grill when you cook …

If you can’t explain something in simple terms, you don’t understand it

In the early 1960s, Richard Feynman gave a series of undergraduate lectures that were collected into a book called the Feynman Lectures on Physics. …

Diarrhea Is Evolution's Immune System Drain-O

It turns out your body is pretty good at flushing out bacteria.<p>Diarrhea sucks. It can create unpleasant bathroom emergencies, and — all jokes aside — …

Immune System

If Voting Machines Were Hacked, Would Anyone Know?

As new reports emerge about Russian-backed attempts to hack state and local election systems, U.S. officials are increasingly worried about how vulnerable American elections really are. While the officials say they see no evidence that any votes were tampered with, no one knows for sure.<p>Voters were …

Cybersecurity

Are gay men born to be ‘tops’ or ‘bottoms’? New research looks at gene links

Are gay men born to be ‘tops’ or ‘bottoms’ – or ‘versatile’ – when it comes to anal sex?<p>In all the debate on genetics and human sexuality, it’s a …

Sexuality

Physicists 'breed' largest ever Schrödinger's cat – and it could help unlock the quantum world

Physicists have created the largest experimental version of Schrödinger's cat – or the quantum superposition of two states – to date, and they …

CERN’s CAST Experiment Limits Dark Matter Possibilities By Not Finding Solar Axions

The visible universe that we can see and interact with makes up a small, less than 5 percent of the cosmos, with the remaining 95 percent being …

WATCH: The secret to happiness, according to Deepak Chopra

The key to wellness is all about these daily habits, says the author and integrative medicine expert<p>Alexandra Clinton<p>April 2, 2017 12:30pm (UTC)<p>Is there a magic prescription for happiness? For author, doctor and pioneer of transformation Deepak Chopra, the answer rests within yourself.<p>Speaking with …

Is there a nature of time?

As time goes by we realize that there seems to be only one direction. In our retrospective view of events time moves from past to present to future, …

Artificial Intelligence Is Already a Better Artist Than You Are

“<i>Man is the sex organ of the machine world.</i>” —Marshall McLuhan<p>The pictures on this page were all designed by a machine learning algorithm written by …

A Zen Master Explains the True Meaning of Non-Attachment and Why Most People Get it Wrong

A lot of people tend to misunderstand the non-attachment concept inspired by Buddhism.<p>While some people think it’s negative, non-attachment actually …

How emotions are 'made': why your definition of sadness is unlike anyone else's

Lisa Feldman Barrett says we need to revamp our thinking on emotions. She’s a professor of psychology at Northeastern University in Boston, where she …

Finally, an Astrophysics Model Even Your Stoner Friend Will Love

The Milky Way isn’t just stars orbiting a black hole—it’s loaded with dust and debris, floating with reckless abandon in the space between solar …

Incredible Hybrid Galaxy Detected by NASA’s Hubble

Astronomers have discovered a new hybrid galaxy that’s been named UGC 12591. The galaxy is located around 400 million light years away in the …

The 15 most useful Google apps you never knew existed

Google can be your best friend when it comes to searching for answers or information online. Millions of people use it every day, but only few can …

This is how fast the Samsung Galaxy S8 could be

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Samsung Galaxy

Japanese company develops a solar cell with record-breaking 26%+ efficiency

A group of researchers funded by a Japanese government program develops “industrially compatible” cells.<p>Solar panels are cheaper than ever these …

Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) release date, features, other details: Will it come with Android 7.0 Nougat?

The Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) has been spotted on Geekbench with model number SM-J530FM and Android 7.0 Nougat OS.<p>All eyes are on Samsung's upcoming …

This is how to make friends as an adult: 5 secrets backed by science

When you were a kid it was a lot easier. In college you almost had to be trying not to make friends. But then you're an adult. You get busy with …

What Will Happen When Betelgeuse Explodes?

Every star will someday run out of fuel in its core, bringing an end to its run as natural source of nuclear fusion in the Universe. While stars like our Sun will fuse hydrogen into helium and then — swelling into a red giant — helium into carbon, there are other, more massive stars which can …