Richard Wong

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Why Space and Time Might Be an Illusion

This past fall, the world of physics celebrated the 100th anniversary of Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity, which forms the foundation of our modern understanding of the force of gravity. Einstein's creation has been the ultimate antidote to a blasé, seen-it-all attitude that sometimes …

A Madman Dreams of Tuning Machines: The Story of Joseph Weber, the Tragic Hero of Science Who Followed Einstein’s Vision and Pioneered the Sound of Space-Time

…and a remarkable letter from Freeman Dyson on the difficult, necessary art of changing one’s mind.<p>In his groundbreaking 1915 paper on general relativity, Albert Einstein envisioned gravitational waves — ripples in the fabric of space-time caused by astronomic events of astronomical energy. …

Black Holes

DNA repair research wins 3 scientists Nobel Prize in chemistry

Damage to your DNA is unavoidable. Every day our cells are bombarded by gene-splitting UV radiation or chemical carcinogens. Regular water inside our …

Genetics

NASA and ESA are forming a super space team to prevent armageddon

The American and European space agencies are teaming up to save the world, and they’re doing it all without cheesy Aerosmith songs (video) or bad Ben Affleck haircuts.<p>Back in 2012, NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) announced that they were joining forces to study potentially hazardous …

Scientists find way to 'turn off cancer' by reverting cancerous cells to benign tissue

Scientists believe they may have found a way to "turn off cancer" by reverting cancerous cells to healthy tissue.<p>Researchers at the US Mayo Clinic …

Cancer

Who’s Writing the Story of Your Life?

further: feature<p>Take a moment to reflect on your life so far. When you do, it’s inherently in the form of a story, right? Not only when we recite …

Study Looks at Lungs Microbiome, Revealing Surprising Results

<b>Ann Arbor, MI (Scicasts)</b> — What happens when microbes enter human lungs? And why do dangerous lung infections like pneumonia happen in some people, …

Microbiology

Researchers pinpoint where the human brain stores time and place of memories

For the first time ever, researchers from Ohio State University have discovered where the human brain stores the time and place of memories.<p>Senior …

The Brain

How Exercise Can Fuel Mental 'Time Travel' And Boost Creativity

By: Wendy Suzuki, NYU Center for Neural Science<p>Published: May 19, 2015 09:00am ET on LiveScience.<p><i>Wendy Suzuki is a Professor of Neural Science and Psychology at New York University (NYU)'s Center for Neural Science. A popular speaker, she is a regular presenter at the World Science Festival and</i> …

Time Travel

New PET tracer homes in on metastatic prostate cancer

May 15, 2015 -- Researchers from Johns Hopkins University have developed a PET radiopharmaceutical for imaging metastatic prostate cancer that so far …

Cancer

Flowchart: How To Choose A Typeface

Once you really understand them, typefaces can be powerful. A properly chosen font can either give your words authority, or totally undermine them. Even a typeface as openly reviled as Comic Sans, which is ludicrous in the context of an email from your boss or as the typeface on a business card, …

Adventures of Poco Eco is a relaxing adventure game new to the Play Store

If you’re looking for a super relaxing puzzle/adventure game, we may have something for you. Adventures of Poco Eco, which has just made its way to the Google Play Store, aims to couple addictive gameplay with an interesting use of sound.<p>You play as a block-like geometric creature named Poco Eco …

TT Bluescreens Fonts by Ivan Gladkikh of TypeType

TT Bluescreens by font designer Ivan Gladkikh of foundry TypeType, a type family of 30 fonts including 2 free versions.<p>Look at this beautiful display …

What the Naked Eye Sees in the Night Sky Compared to What the Camera Can Capture

The Internet is teeming with photographs and videos of the starry night sky that dazzle the eyes and tickle the imagination, but have you ever …

Check Out This ‘Rocket Launcher’ Camera Made with an Olympus Air and 300mm Lens

Here’s one crazy way to use the new Olympus Air wireless modular camera: “rocket launcher” style. The photographer above attached the Olympus Air to …

Olympus

Study Finds that Men Who Share Selfies Online Show More Psychopathic Tendencies

Men who share selfies online are more likely to exhibit psychopathic tendencies. That’s what researchers are saying after conducting a lengthy study …

Transforming Ordinary Office Employees into Super Athletes Without Photoshop Trickery

They may look like fitness models, but they aren’t.<p>They’re everyday people — office workers, programmers and mothers who took the chance to try …

Employment

Projector Brought Into the Forest Turns Nature Into a Glowing Wonderland

3D projections are often used nowadays to create eye-popping visuals on flat surfaces such as the sides of buildings or on basketball courts, but …

4 Subtle Differences Between Workaholics And High Performers

Workaholism, he says, looks similar to high performance on the outside — but they're actually <i>nothing</i> alike.<p>Gordon has spent a great deal of time doing research and conducting experiments on himself to understand the difference between workaholism and high performance. He found that while they both</i> …

Withings Activité review: a slightly smarter watch

30 Years Ago Warren Buffett Gave Away The Secret To Good Investing And Correctly Predicted No One Would Listen

In a speech at Columbia Business School, later adapted into an essay, Buffett introduced what he called, "The Superinvestors of Graham-and-Doddsville."<p>Buffett writes:<p><b>"The common intellectual theme of the investors from Graham-and-Doddsville is this: they search for discrepancies between the value</b> …

Photographs of Oymyakon, the Coldest Village on the Face of the Earth

Located in the heart of Siberia, the village of Oymyakon in Russia is widely considered to be the coldest inhabited place on Earth. A temperature of …

A Brief Intro to Shooting with a Rangefinder Camera

If you’ve never picked up a rangefinder camera before and have always wondered how it differs from single-lens reflex cameras, here’s a short video …

How to Shoot 8×10 Large Format Film: A Detailed Step-by-Step Walkthrough

Using an 8×10 camera requires patience, attention to detail and a whole lot of steps in between. But don’t worry if you’ve never done it before: here …

Japan’s economy worse than initially reported

TOKYO — Japan’s economy contracted for the second straight quarter in the July-to-September period, revised data released Monday showed, serving as a …

Young Self-Taught Photographer Captures Wanderers Against Magnificent Landscapes

Self-taught Canadian photographer Elizabeth Gadd described her photography niche better, perhaps, than anybody else when she said, “I, uh… shoot …

Artist Transforms Children’s Drawings into Adorable Plush Toys

Vancouver-based artist Wendy Tsao turns children's drawings into adorable, handcrafted plush dolls. The toys, which she calls “softies,” are one-of-a-kind reflections of the kids' creativity and imagination. Anything that they can dream up–from rainbow cats to cute bat-pig hybrids to three-headed …

Busy? Stressed? Do stop boasting about it. You're not the only one

We work shorter days than ever, have machines for the household chores and spend hours on social media – so why are we are all so busy? And why do we boast about it?<p>Ah, remember the good old days, when you would inquire after someone’s welfare and receive a simple, “I’m well, thanks” in return?<p>For …