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Is Reality Real?

<b>BY AHMED EL-HADY</b><p>Have you ever thought what is happening in our brains when we wander in the world around us? How do we perceive “reality”? How can we …

A Love Letter To Living In The Future

I love the future. (I just want to state my bias upfront.)<p>It’s very easy to think about global conflict, ecological destruction, rising population, …

The Brain

Cult Leaders & Psychopaths: Power Beyond the Grave

An estimated two million American adults are involved in cults. While the definition of what a cult is ranges—some claim all religions to be one—it …

When Can We Talk About Israel?

Human beings have long been engaged in dramatic struggles. We want to honor our better angels, yet our demons wait on the corner, smirking. They know …

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India

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India

More Energy Consumption, Not Less, Will Save the Planet

<b>What's the Latest?</b><p>If increasing agricultural efficiency and reducing global poverty are among our goals, the world must prepare to vastly increase …

Iridescent Clouds over Thamserku

Why would a cloud appear to be different colors?<p>NASA explains:<p>A relatively rare phenomenon known as iridescent clouds can show unusual colors vividly …

Astronomy

Why There Are Probably Many Universes (Hint: Quantum Mechanics)

<b>What's the Latest?</b><p>On his blog, Caltech physicist Sean Carroll explains how if you accept quantum mechanics--now established as the dominant paradigm …

Quantum Mechanics

The Environment of Poverty, by Bjørn Lomborg

COPENHAGEN – Despite gains in life expectancy, expanded access to education, and lower rates of poverty and hunger, the world has a long way to go to …

Ramadan and the World Cup: How Muslim Athletes Balance Religion and Sports

<b>What's the Latest?</b><p>Ramadan, the Islamic calendar's month of fasting, begins Saturday evening. Fasting during Ramadan is considered one of the Five …

The Limits of Climate Negotiations

NEW YORK – If the world is to solve the climate-change crisis, we will need a new approach. Currently, the major powers view climate change as a …

Fossil Fuels

Ray Kurzweil: Thinking Through the Great Change Epochs

<b>Ray Kurzweil</b>: This is kind of the advanced stage of Epoch 4, where humans are creating technology and putting our knowledge base in that technology. …

Singularity

Big Think

About Big Think<p>We love big ideas. We think they belong to everyone. So we share the world’s biggest ideas from the world's greatest thinkers. If it's …

World's best new skyscraper is ... | CNN Travel

As heavy as 14 elephants, as long as 2 tractor trailers: Meet Mr. Titanosaur

They may be the biggest boys on any block -- any block, ever.<p>In fact, the dinosaurs unveiled Saturday by Argentina's Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio may be the largest to grace the Earth. At about 130 feet (40 meters) long and 180,000 pounds (80,000 kilograms), it's no wonder, then, that these …

The Strange, Secret History of Isaac Newton's Papers

When Sir Isaac Newton died in 1727, he left behind no will and an enormous stack of papers. His surviving correspondences, notes, and manuscripts …

Stories of Animals, Nature, and Culture

Stories of Animals, Nature, and Culture

High-speed solar winds increase lightning strikes on Earth

Scientists have discovered new evidence to suggest that lightning on Earth is triggered not only by cosmic rays from space, but also by energetic …

10 Important Wetlands in the World

Wetlands are found in almost every region of the world and are considered the most biologically diverse of all ecosystems. They provide habitat for a …

National Parks

27 Top Tourist Attractions in Brazil

Sprawling across half of South America, Brazil is the fifth largest country in the world. White-sand beaches, tropical islands, music-filled …

Brazil

Explorer says he found Columbus' ship, the Santa Maria

What might be one of the world's greatest archaeological treasures nearly slipped through Barry Clifford's grasp.<p>Back in 2003, Clifford, an underwater archaeological explorer, and his crew discovered a tantalizing shipwreck off the coast of Haiti. The wreck sat in exactly the spot where Clifford …

When a Dam Break Killed 2,209 Americans

<i>Editor's Note: This article was provided by our partner, RealClearScience.</i><p>One of America's greatest tragedies is curiously absent from most U.S. …

Norway

<b>Location</b><p><b>Flag</b><p><b>Quick Facts</b><p><b>Capital</b><p><b>Government</b><p>Constitutional Monarchy and Parliamentary Democracy<p><b>Currency</b><p>Kroner (NOK)<p><b>Area</b><p><i>total:</i> 323,802 km2<i><br>water:</i> 19,520 …

Faroe Islands

Sognefjord

The <b>Sognefjord</b> or <b>Sognefjorden</b>, nicknamed the King of the Fjords, is the largest and deepest fjord in Norway.[1] Located in Sogn og Fjordane county in …

New study sheds light on survivors of the Black Death

A new study suggests that people who survived the medieval mass-killing plague known as the Black Death lived significantly longer and were healthier …

Rewriting General Relativity? Putting A New Model Of Quantum Gravity Under The Microscope

Scientists are trying to figure out to what extent a new theory of quantum gravity will reproduce general relativity.

Is space-time smooth or grainy? Testing Einstein's laws of Special Relativity

A new article is a systematic review of the methods devised by scientists since the 90s to test Einstein's laws of Special Relativity, up to the …