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What is the multiverse?

Advances in physics over the past 30 years have led some physicists and cosmologists to the mind-boggling conclusion that the universe we inhabit is just one of many in existence — perhaps an infinite number.<p>If these scientists are right, then all the stars and galaxies we see in the night sky are …

Dark Matter

Planet Nine, Show Thyself

Astronomers have found tantalizing new evidence that strengthens the case for a ninth planet beyond Neptune—but some still doubt its existence.<p>In 2016, when astronomers made the case for a ninth planet, orbiting far beyond Neptune, that could explain a strange clustering of objects in the outer …

Astronomy

15 Years Ago, the Military Tried to Record Whole Human Lives. It Ended Badly

Before Facebook, the military tried to make an all knowing 'cyberdiary' called LifeLog.<p>In mid-2003, the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency launched an ambitious program aimed at recording essentially all of a person's movements and conversations and everything they listened to, watched, …

Social Media

A Battery That Could Change The World

Last week I happened to catch an intriguing documentary on NOVA called Search for the Super Battery.<p>The topic is of intense interest to me, as the development of better, cheaper batteries is critical for both the future of electric vehicles (EVs) and for the future electrical grid. Battery …

Clean Energy

Baking Soda May Fight Arthritis And Other Autoimmune Disorders When You Drink Some Every Day, New Study Finds

A study last month at the Medical College of Georgia found that drinking a serving of the cheap, common cooking ingredient often used as an antacid …

Immune System

Quantum Physics May Be Even Spookier Than You Think

A new experiment hints at surprising hidden mechanics of quantum superpositions

Quantum Physics

18 Extremely Mesmerizing GIFs That Explain How The World Works

Prepare to be pleasantly surprised.<p><i>This post was translated from German.</i>

GIF Animations

A German Team Is Now Trying to Make the ‘Impossible’ EmDrive Engine

German physicists launched the SpaceDrive project to explore possible sources of error in EmDrive experiments. Their first experiment identified a possible source of false positives in past successful EmDrive tests.<p>Since the beginning of the space race over half-a-century ago, humans have walked on …

Physics

Belly fat linked to vitamin D deficiency

A new study reveals that individuals with higher levels of belly fat and larger waistlines are more likely to have lower vitamin D levels.<p>Currently, …

Wellness

I'm 34 Years Old and Own 8 Homes. Here's How I Did It

It's a strategy that combines low cost of living and a frugal mindset.<p>When Paula Pant was 27 years old, she and her future husband Will were paying …

Real Estate

Donald Trump Has All the Power

The president’s alarming Sunday tweet could genuinely produce a crisis between the White House, on the one hand, and the Justice Department and the FBI, on the other.<p>Sunday afternoon, President Trump tweeted an extraordinary threat—extraordinary even by the standards of Donald Trump’s norm-busting …

Donald Trump

Sweden distributes 'be prepared for war' leaflet to all 4.8m homes

Defence pamphlet shows how population can prepare in event of attack and contribute to country’s ‘total defence’<p>The Swedish government has begun sending all 4.8m of the country’s households a public information leaflet telling the population, for the first time in more than half a century, what to …

Fake News

Feeling Anxious? This Simple Navy SEAL Trick Calms Your Nervous System in 5 Minutes Flat

If it works in combat, it will work for what you're going through.<p>Mark Divine is a U.S. Navy SEAL and the founder of SEALFIT, a fitness organization for those who want to push themselves to the max.<p>Divine is no stranger to stress and extreme circumstances. And there's one practice he says has risen …

Yoga

Elon Musk’s ‘time blocking’ method: How to manage time effectively even if your schedule is hectic

Elon Musk is possibly the busiest man on earth right now.<p>The billionaire founder and CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, usually spends up to 100 hours a week …

Time Management

This object isn't supposed to be in our solar system

<b>(CNN) —</b> For billions of years, it lived in our solar system without us even knowing it was there. But this object couldn't remain hidden around Jupiter forever. It was just peculiar enough to be noticed by researchers.<p>In 2017, the first observed interstellar visitor, an asteroid named 'Oumuamua, …

Universe

Tom Wolfe told the truth about space exploration

“To this day, I’m not very interested in the actual exploration of space,” the late Tom Wolfe told a reporter during the book tour for <i>The Right Stuff</i>, his seminal tale of the first American astronauts.<p>Neither, as it turned out, was NASA.<p>In retrospect, the American government’s decision to devote a …

Space Exploration

A New World’s Extraordinary Orbit Points to Planet Nine

In early 2016, two planetary scientists declared that a ghost planet is hiding in the depths of the solar system, well beyond the orbit of Pluto. …

Universe

You’ve heard of mindfulness, now meet its young cousin sophrology

A modern blend of yoga, Zen Buddhism, hypnosis and psychology, it’s huge elsewhere in Europe and on its way to the UK<p>Mindfulness is the tried-and-tested tool of our times for anxiety, depression, chronic pain, addiction and more, but what if it’s not your thing? For those too twitchy to sit still …

Meditation

Why the pharmaceutical industry is giving up the search for an Alzheimer’s cure

Thanks to modern healthcare and improved living standards, life expectancy is predicted to surpass 80 years in most parts of the world by 2050. That’s the positive.<p>The negative is that will push the number of people in the world over the age of 60 to more than 2 billion, which in turn will make …

Dementia

How a Pioneer of Machine Learning Became One of Its Sharpest Critics

Judea Pearl helped artificial intelligence gain a strong grasp on probability, but laments that it still can't compute cause and effect.<p>Artificial intelligence owes a lot of its smarts to Judea Pearl. In the 1980s he led efforts that allowed machines to reason probabilistically. Now he’s one of the …

Artificial Intelligence

World-first firing of air-breathing electric thruster

Air-breathing ion thruster<p>5 March 2018<p>In a world-first, an ESA-led team has built and fired an electric thruster to ingest scarce air molecules from …

Space Exploration

According to Harvard, This 1 Leadership Trait Separates Exceptional Leaders From the Rest

Better team collaboration, stronger employee commitment, and lower staff turnover are possible, if you can lead with compassion.<p>When researchers Rasmus Hougaard and Jacqueline Carter looked at the factors that separated exceptional leaders from the pack, one trait stood out above the rest: …

Leadership

Just 21 Completely Genius Life Hacks From R/LifeProTips

When buying bedsheets, look for striped ones. It will make it much easier to find the long and short sides.<p>The tips span everything from home & garden and travel to workplaces and food & drink. Here are some of the best life hacks on there that'll make you say "How did I not think to do that?!"<p>"I …

Lifehacks

NASA's New Exoplanet Hunter Just Buzzed the Moon and Snapped Its 1st Photo!

NASA's new exoplanet-hunting spacecraft has been busy.<p>The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), which launched last month on a mission to …

Astronomy

Ashton Kutcher’s simple, yet brilliant, email strategy

On a recent episode of The Thrive Global Podcast, Thrive Global founder and CEO Arianna Huffington sat down with television and film actor, venture …

Time Management

24 Phrases You Should Start Saying More Often in the Workplace

What can you say that will cause a colleague to gravitate toward you? What words will cause an employee to light up with a smile?<p>A recent CareerBuilder survey says 50 percent of employees would stay longer with their companies if they were recognized more frequently.<p>To pull this off takes a leader …

Employment

Someone is releasing a gas that was banned for destroying the ozone

There’s something weird going on with the Earth’s atmosphere. Scientists have found that a man-made gas banned long ago in a global agreement to save the ozone layer is mysteriously reappearing. But they’re not sure where it’s coming from.<p>Atmospheric measurements in Hawaii show that an …

Climate Change

What Counts As A Schrödinger Cat?

“Schrödinger’s Cat” is probably the most infamous thought experiment in the history of <i>gedankenexperimenten</i>. You’ve undoubtedly heard the set-up: a cat is placed in a box with a diabolical device containing a single unstable atom that has a 50% chance of undergoing a radioactive decay in the next …

Quantum Physics

Elon Musk's ultra-high-speed hyperloop will cost just $1 to ride

Elon Musk is sick of Los Angeles traffic.<p>The Boring Company, Tesla and SpaceX CEO said he was late to his own tunnel company's information session at …

Elon Musk

Do it now! Protect your router from Russian hackers

A few weeks ago, the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) issued an alert about state-supported Russian hackers carrying out attacks against a large number of home routers in the U.S. These hackers are organized, motivated and well-funded.<p>They’re not a bunch of misanthropic …

Wi-Fi