Peter Jedrychowski

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Earth - It took centuries, but we now know the size of the Universe

"Let us go rambling about the Universe." This is the invitation that American astronomer Harlow Shapley gave to an audience in Washington DC in 1920. He was taking part in the so-called Great Debate with fellow scientist Heber Curtis on the scale of the Universe.<p>Shapley believed that our Milky Way …

Bronze Age cemetery unearthed in southwestern Poland

DUNINO, Poland - Excavations for a motorway in southwestern Poland led to an unusual and unexpected discovery – the remains of a huge, almost perfectly preserved Bronze Age cemetery.<p>Archaeologists thought they might find remains from the Battle of Kaczawa in 1813 during the Napoleonic Wars but not …

Science and Buddhism Agree: There is No 'You' There

There is no consistent self. Here is why that's really okay.<br>Read More

Meditation

A Private View of Quantum Reality

Christopher Fuchs describes physics as “a dynamic interplay between storytelling and equation writing. Neither one stands alone, not even at the end …

Quantum Mechanics

Google to unveil Voice Actions at I/O: control any app with just your voice

We’ve already found out that a new version of Android will be unveiled at Google I/O, but the conference schedule contains more clues about Google’s plans for the close future. Among them, Voice Actions, a new accessibility feature that will let developers add voice controls to their apps with …

Hyper-accurate atomic clock won't lose a second in 15 billion years

Scientists have created an atomic clock so precise that it won't lose or gain a single second in 15 billion years -- roughly the age of our universe.<p>But the clock isn't just steady, it's also amazingly accurate. So accurate in fact, that it can detect tiny changes in the speed of its ticks …

Tim Cook Calls 'Religious Freedom' Legislation 'Very Dangerous'

Apple CEO Tim Cook has called recent "religious freedom" legislation passed in Indiana and Arkansas "very dangerous" in a public op-ed letter published by <i>The Washington Post</i>. Cook argues that there are nearly 100 pro-discrimination bills in the United States that "go against the very principles" …