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This Simple Thought Experiment Shows Why We Need Quantum Gravity

There are two theories we have that explain all the particles and their interactions in the known Universe: General Relativity and the Standard Model of particle physics. General Relativity describes gravity perfectly everywhere we’ve ever looked. From the smallest-scale attractions we’ve ever …

Quantum Physics

What Was It Like When The Universe First Created More Matter Than Antimatter?

13.8 billion years ago, at the moment of the Big Bang, the Universe was the hottest it’s ever been in history. Every single known particle exists in great abundance, along with equal amounts of their antiparticle counterparts, all smashing rapidly and repeatedly into everything around them. The …

Physics

The Lemoniest Lemonade Recipe Tastes Like Liquid Sunshine

It takes one extra step and a few—okay, more than a few—extra hours, but it is WORTH IT.<p><i>Basically editor Amiel Stanek spends all day every day trying to help readers get dinner on the table as quick and efficiently as possible. So when he gets to cook at home, he likes to slow things down and be a</i> …

Bernie Sanders

Is Time Running Out On Dark Matter?

Time may be running out on the search for the cosmos’ exotic dark matter. Decades after the first searches for dark matter’s hypothetical exotic particle counterparts, researchers are mostly at a loss to explain why there still has been no direct detection. That is, one that could explain why such …

Dark Matter

An Unlikely Group Of Billionaires And Politicians Has Created The Most Unbelievable Tax Break Ever

S<p>uccess Street in North Charleston, South Carolina, might be the most misnamed place in America, a path through a weedy, desolate neighborhood with 20% unemployment and a 40% poverty rate. Its biggest claim to fame strolls past the gritty brick apartment buildings and tumbledown bungalows on a …

Ozone

What Is (And Isn't) Scientific About The Multiverse

The Universe is all there ever was, all there is, and all there will ever be. At least, that’s what we’re told, and that’s what’s implied by the word “Universe” itself. But whatever the true nature of the Universe actually is, our ability to gather information about it is fundamentally limited.<p>It’s …

Dark Matter

14 Salmon Recipes That Are Anything But Boring

When something is as healthy, reliable and easy to prepare as salmon is, it’s easy to fall into a rut with the same, basic recipes. But it’s such a …

Cooking

How to Evaluate a Startup Pitch (or Create an All-Star Pitch if You're a Startup) | Inc.com

As part of my work as an advisor and consultant to Chief Innovation Officers within the Fortune 1000, I get to work with some pretty cool people and companies. I also get to hear and see what's coming down the pipe in terms of new technology, products, business models, and innovation …

Startups

Scientists figure out how to split water into hydrogen and oxygen in space

Some of the biggest challenges with sending humans to distant planets like Mars comes in being able to get enough fuel, water, and oxygen onto the …

Energy

Here’s Exactly What to Do if a Tick Bites You

There are lots of experiences you might hope to have while exploring the great outdoors. Taking in scenic views after summiting a hike, enjoying …

Disease

Ask Ethan: How Large Is The Entire, Unobservable Universe?

13.8 billion years ago, the Big Bang occurred. The Universe was filled with matter, antimatter, radiation, and existed in an ultra-hot, ultra-dense, but expanding-and-cooling state. By today, the volume containing our observable Universe has expanded to be 46 billion light years in radius, with the …

Dark Matter

What Was It Like When The Universe Was At Its Hottest?

When we look out at the Universe today, we see that it’s full of stars and galaxies, in all directions and at all locations in space. The Universe isn’t static, though; the distant galaxies are bound together in groups and clusters, with those groups and clusters speeding away from one another as …

Physics

How to use the Linux dmesg command

The dmesg command can make it easier to troubleshoot your data center Linux servers. Jack Wallen explains how it works.<p>It's a rare occasion that your …

Linux

How A Failed Nuclear Experiment Accidentally Gave Birth To Neutrino Astronomy

Sometimes, the best-designed experiments fail. The effect you’re looking for might not even occur, meaning that a null result should always be a possible outcome you’re prepared for. When that happens, the experiment is often dismissed as a failure, even though you never would have known the …

Physics

Goodbye Microservices: From 100s of problem children to 1 superstar

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you probably already know that microservices is the architecture <i>du jour</i>. Coming of age alongside this trend, …

Software Development

The 7 Best Travel-Friendly Hiking Shoes

Hiking boots tend to be bulky and take up a lot of space in your suitcase, but a pair of sneakers sometimes just won’t cut it. While it’s common to …

Shoes

New Higgs Boson Discovery Could Help Solve Cosmic Puzzle

Scientists can’t take pictures of the Higgs boson. But they can find proof of its existence by watching “E=mc2” play out in hundreds of millions of …

Physics

I Just Discovered Melting Potatoes and I’m Officially Serving Them With Everything

Now this is a Pinterest trend I can get behind.<p>We weren’t actively seeking a new way to cook potatoes. In fact, we think there’s a pretty solid …

Recipes

The Secret to Grilling Fish Without Having It Fall Apart

With this simple trick, you'll be able to grill fish to perfection very time you BBQ.<p>Heat, Clean, and Season Your Grill<p>Treat your grill like a …

BBQ

Metacognition: Pupils and staff alike should learn how they think

These days, new ideas about “best practice” in the classroom are published every day. It is an indication that educators are increasingly taking …

Pedagogy

A twofold quantum delayed-choice experiment in a superconducting circuit

N. Bohr, in <i>Quantum Theory and Measurement</i>, J. A. Wheeler, W. H. Zurek, Eds. (Princeton Univ. Press, 1984), pp. 9–49.<p>B.-G. Englert<p>, Fringe visibility …

Quantum Physics

The Standard Model of Physics Is a Tyrant

Its apparent infallibility saps the vitality of the field

Physics

51% Attack Explained: The Attack on A Blockchain

Attackers use 51% attacks to reverse transactions that have already taken place, in a blockchain, in what has come to be known as double spend. For …

Bitcoin

What Was It Like When The Big Bang First Began?

Looking out at our Universe today, we not only see a huge variety of stars and galaxies both nearby and far away, we also see a curious relationship: the farther away a distant galaxy is, the faster it appears to move away from us. In cosmic terms, the Universe is expanding, with all the galaxies …

Dark Matter

Tinnitus: Mindfulness may succeed where other treatments fail

New findings add to evidence that mindfulness-based cognitive therapy may help people with tinnitus — particularly those who have tried other …

Mindfulness

Viewpoint: Zeroing in on the Muon’s Magnetism

Author(s): B. Lee RobertsA theoretical reevaluation of the muon’s magnetic moment gives the highest precision prediction so far, while doubling down …

Physics

Why Particle Physicists Are Excited About This Mysterious Inconsistency

Scientists haven’t conclusively spotted any new particles since the Higgs boson, and that’s got some people worried—there are a ton of other physics …

Physics

How to build your own power grid

Power grids all over the planet suffer the same vulnerability: Centralization.<p>One station down means millions lose power. But the answer to this …

Renewable Energy

Best Pitch Decks: The Early Stage Pitch Decks Of The Hottest Funded Startups

What does it take to create a winning pitch deck that gets your startup funded?<p>Whether you are still at seed stage, or are preparing for a follow up series of funding, a lot of your success is riding on a few slides. Not long ago I covered the pitch deck template that was created by Silicon Valley …

Venture Capital

There’s only one way to truly understand another person’s mind

It’s often said that we should put ourselves in another person’s shoes in order to better understand their point of view. But psychological research suggests this directive leaves something to be desired: When we imagine the inner lives of others, we don’t necessarily gain real insight into other …

Psychology