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BBC - Earth - How did evil evolve, and why did it persist?

'Evil' behaviours can be categorised into four basic groups – and they are far from being unique to our species<p>Evil, it can seem, is all around us. Hitler. The Rwandan genocide. Ted Bundy. Every time you read the news or watch television, bad behaviour that causes harm is on display.<p>These days, the …

Psychology

What is Quantum Entanglement? Part 1: Waves and particles

If you follow science, or science fiction, to any degree, great or small, you’ve probably heard the term “quantum entanglement” before. You may also …

Quantum Physics

Einstein's Theory of Special Relativity

The theory of special relativity explains how space and time are linked for objects that are moving at a consistent speed in a straight line. One of …

Physics

The Best Science Documentaries on Netflix in April, Ranked

Knowledge is power and Netflix is our professor.<p>Sure, Netflix has a bevy of cheesy rom-coms, sexy capers, and superhero content. But Netflix can also …

Seven things to keep in mind if you're going to March for Science

On April 22 scientists around the world are downing microscopes, pipettes and lasers and declaring it’s time take a public stand and be counted. …

Sure you're not a robot? Solve this chess puzzle and prove it.

Check out the chess board above—looks wrong, right?<p>If you’ve ever played chess, you know something's amiss, here. For one thing, someone chose to …

What Are These "Time Crystals" We Keep Hearing About?

Yes they exist. No you can't buy them from a mysterious shopkeeper.<p>This past week, science and technology blogs devoted a few hours and in some cases …

The Universe in a Grain of Sand - Ars Technica OpenForum

In 1982, physicists Alain Aspect, Jean Dalibard and Gerald Roger performed an experiment which attempted to prove the quantum theory of entanglement. …

Quantum Physics

The Best Videos For Learning About The Scientific Method

We learn about the scientific method in IB Theory of Knowledge classes, and especially talk about its application in all areas of life – not just …

New Research Could Rewrite Physics From the Ground Up

What Do We Know?<p>From the giants in the night sky to the very particles that make us, <i>us —</i> everything involves physics’ theory: The Standard Model. …

Theory claims to offer the first 'evidence' our Universe is a hologram

Despite how extreme the idea sounds, theories about the Universe being an illusion or a hologram aren't new. Now, researchers claim to have found …

Are We Simulated Beings Living in a Simulated Universe?

Is the universe real? Or are all the stars and planets (including Earth and everything and everyone on it) just simulations in some colossal video game? What sounds like a silly question is actually one that some scientists have begun to take seriously.<p>It’s hard to come up with a way to tell for …

Universe

20 of the best family campsites in Europe

With great restaurants, beautiful locations and lots of activities and entertainment, these sites offer all the fun but none of the hassle of traditional camping<p><b>Scroll to the end for booking guidance</b><p><i>All prices are for seven nights, for two adults and two kids in a mobile home or chalet for the week</i> …

Scientists Have Confirmed a Brand New Phase of Matter: Time Crystals

Constant motion without energy.<p>For months now, there's been speculation that researchers might have finally created time crystals - strange crystals …

Here's a Look at the Smart Cities of the Future

<b>Smarter</b> Urban <b>Living</b><p>Regular readers of <i>Futurism</i> probably understand, by now, what it means when the word “smart” is affixed to any common piece of …

The skills your kids should cultivate to be competitive in the age of automation

We’re all getting used to the thought that in a not-so-distant future, competition for jobs won’t just be other humans, it will also be an intelligent robot, self-driving car, or other artificial agent. But in our gut, we know this can’t be the full truth, that there’s a more nuanced story. We at …

Epoch, An Experimental Short Film That Takes a Visually Stunning Tour of the Solar System

“Epoch” is an experimental short film by Ash Thorp and Chris Bjerre that takes a visually stunning tour of the solar system.<p>Epoch is an experimental …

The seven deadly things we’re doing to trash the planet (and human life with it) | John Vidal

We weep at the disappearance of endangered species but avert our eyes to the causes of Earth’s destruction<p>A baby ibex on a precipitous cliff edge. The hyenas of Harar eating from a human hand. Leopards in Mumbai, whales breaching and baby turtles heading blindly away from the sea. We are amazed by …

Scientists Think the Speed of Light Has Slowed, and They're Trying to Prove It

A controversial theory that would overturn Einstein’s theory of general relativity could soon be tested.<p>In 1905, a 26-year-old Albert Einstein changed physics forever when he outlined his theory of special relativity. This theory outlined the relationship between space and time and is founded on …

These 6 new technology rules will govern our future

By Vivek Wadhwa<p>Contributor, Innovations<p>Technology is advancing so rapidly that we will experience radical changes in society not only in our lifetimes but in the coming years. We have already begun to see ways in which computing, sensors, artificial intelligence and genomics are reshaping entire …

Artificial Intelligence

The Case Against Reality

A professor of cognitive science argues that the world is nothing like the one we experience through our senses.<p>As we go about our daily lives, we tend to assume that our perceptions—sights, sounds, textures, tastes—are an accurate portrayal of the real world. Sure, when we stop and think about …

'Science will never know it all': Richard Dawkins, Margaret Atwood and others predict the future

Science and nature,Books,Culture,Science fiction,Richard Dawkins,Margaret Atwood,Marcus du Sautoy,Science<p>As the 2016 London Literature festival begins, this year exploring the theme ‘living in future times’, science and sci-fi writers share their visions of humanity’s future. Interviews by Lucy …

Science Fiction

You could fit the entire human race into a sugar cube — and 13 other facts to put the universe into perspective

It's full of exploding stars and immortal jellyfish and it's been kicking around for almost 14 billion years.<p>Here are 14 awesome facts to put it all into perspective.

Universe