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The illusion of time

BOOKS AND ARTS<p>Andrew Jaffe probes Carlo Rovelli’s study arguing that physics deconstructs our sense of time.<p>Andrew Jaffe<p>Andrew Jaffe is a cosmologist …

Quantum Mechanics

'There is no such thing as past or future': physicist Carlo Rovelli on changing how we think about time

Seven Brief Lessons on Physics sold over a million copies around the world. Now Rovelli is back to explore the mysteries of time. He tells Charlotte Higgins about student revolution and how his quantum leap began with an acid trip<p>• Extract from Carlo Rovelli’s new book: on the elastic concept of …

Quantum Mechanics

Was There a Civilization On Earth Before Humans?

A look at the available evidence<p>It only took five minutes for Gavin Schmidt to out-speculate me.<p>Schmidt is the director of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (a.k.a. GISS) a world-class climate-science facility. One day last year, I came to GISS with a far-out proposal. In my work as an …

Rare Earth

Why the Weighted Step Up Is the Best Lower Body Exercise

The step up is a great all-around exercise that is perfect for all exercisers since it can be modified to create a killer workout for anyone, whether …

Workouts

Brain never stops growing, scientists find, as elderly shown to have same number of new neurons as teens

The brain never stops growing, scientists have found in landmark discovery that could help treat degenerative diseases.<p>Previously researchers believed that the brain did not grow any new cells after childhood, which is why it is so much harder for adults to pick up new skills or learn a foreign …

The Brain

Tip: Get Twice the Triceps Growth

A new study shows that you can double the rate of triceps growth by using a certain exercise in a specific way. Take a look.<p>Partial Rep Triceps …

Workouts

Is the speed of light slowing down?

Several things in nature go faster than the speed of light, without challenging general relativity.<br>Read More

Physics

This Is How Many Reps You Should Be Doing If You're Looking to Get Lean

The key to building lean muscle is strength training. If you've been lifting weights without seeing a transformation to your body composition, you probably aren't lifting the right amount of weight, or doing enough sets, reps, or a combination of the two. POPSUGAR spoke to LA-based celebrity …

Exercise

A new tool uses legal loopholes to get you cheaper flights by checking prices 17,000 times a day

A new service is trying to exploit legal loopholes to get people cheaper plane tickets by automatically checking flight prices 17,000 times a day.<p>DoNotPay, an automated legal tool, is branching out into helping users book airline tickets, it announced on Monday. It says its services have previously …

Mockups

Tip: The Best Chest Exercise Since 1911

For complete chest development, don't forget this classic. Bonus: There's a new way to do it for even better results. Check this out.<p>Back in 1911, …

This Is The One Stretch You Should Do Before Any Workout & It Actually Feels Amazing

There are a lot of stretches out there. And while stretching does feel great, I'm the first to admit that if I need to get a quick jog in, or I'm …

Yoga

Rejecting the Solutrean hypothesis: the first peoples in the Americas were not from Europe

A recent Canadian documentary promoted a fringe idea in American archaeology that’s both scientifically wrong and racist<p>Last month’s release of The Ice Bridge, an episode in the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation series The Nature of Things has once again revived public discussion of a controversial …

Anthropology

10 Upper-Body Exercises to Master the Perfect Pull-Up

[caption id="attachment_65455" align="alignnone" width="620"] <i>Photo: Twenty20</i>[/caption]The pull-up is the original badass move. Sure, there are plenty …

Workouts

Are We Living in a Hologram?

<i>Paul Sutter is an astrophysicist at The Ohio State University and the chief scientist at COSI science center. Sutter is also host of Ask a Spaceman</i> …

Quantum Mechanics

4 Rules Of Chest Specialization

Believe it or not, there are a few rules to building a big chest that have nothing to do with training it on Mondays. Here are four proven …

5 Exercises to Build Muscle Without Weights

Building muscle without weights is an excellent place to start your muscle building program. It will build a foundation upon which you can develop at …

Exercise

6 Mistakes Women Are Still Making in the Gym

Plus 3 Things Men Need to Learn From Women<p>Questionable Practices<p>While both men and women tend to make predictable errors in the gym, some of the more …

Exercise

Tip: Try This Gut-Punch of an Ab Exercise

This ab exercise will make you feel like you just got a fist in your breadbasket, but it'll really build your abs.<p>The Smith machine and the BOSU ball …

Workouts

Fruits and vegetables you should never eat raw — and the ones you should

Depending on how we prepare our favourite vegetables and fruits, some can lose their nutrients if they are cooked for too long.<p>“The best methods for …

Ketamine ‘rapidly stops suicidal thoughts’ in depressed patients, study finds

Ketamine is a powerful anaesthetic which is also used as a mind-bending dancefloor hallucinogen – but it could help prevent suicide, a new study has …

Tip: The PPL Training Split

If your goal is hypertrophy, this is one of the smartest splits to follow. Here's why and how to set it up.<p>The PPL Split<p>After the newbie phase, where …

Workouts

How To: Dumbbell Bench Press

If you want a nice big chest, the dumbbell bench press is a must-have exercise, so I’m going to explain to you how to properly perform a bench press …

Underhand Vs Overhand Lat Pulldown

Today we’re going to be talking about which is the best way to maximize your muscle building potential with the cable lat pulldown machine, and we’ll …

Quora users share the best travel destinations you've never heard of

Paris, New York, Tokyo. They're all amazing vacation destinations, but sometimes (always?) it's preferable to get away from the crowds.<p>With that in mind, users on the querying site Quora asked for "some of the best travel locations that most people have never heard of." There are hundreds of …

Travel

A 30-Second Trick That Will Beef Up Your Squat Game and Help You Grow Your Bum

I love to squat. My brain lights up when I hear my group fitness class includes squat-centred lower-body workouts, and I beg my trainer to include …

Workouts

How often you actually need to shower, according to science

When was the last time you showered?<p>If you're like most people, the answer is probably less than 24 hours ago.<p>There's no official protocol for how often to shower, but folks around the world — in countries like India, the US, Spain, and Mexico — all bathe about once a day (either with soap or …

Skin Care

You Can Measure Your Charisma With Just 6 Questions, According to This Study

It's simpler than you'd think.<p>I have a select few friends I would call genuinely charismatic - the rest are kind, and/or funny, and/or outgoing, but …

Lifting 3 Days a Week Is Best

Make More Gains. Go to the Gym Less Often.<p>A Better Way to Lift Weights<p>One of the most fundamental decisions every lifter needs to make is how often …

Why You Need Olympic Lifts in Your Workouts

“The clean is a very important movement, both for motor skill development and for full-body conditioning. Learning it is important, since it is …

Fun-Da-Mental

3 Biceps Exercises For Skinny Guys / HARDGAINERS!

This next installment for the STRETCH, FLEX, OVERLOAD SERIES will be focusing on building bigger BICEPS! Remember guys, this advanced technique was …