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The unreasonable relationship between mathematics and physics

<i>This article is based on a London Mathematical Society popular lecture given by David Tong, Professor of Theoretical Physics at the university of</i> …

Snowden's New App Turns Your Spare Android Phone into a Pocket-Sized Security System

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has helped create a new way to protect you from potential snoops.<p>Snowden joined with the Freedom of the Press …

"Holy grail" microchip might surpass the power of the human brain

Photonic Synapses<p>Scientists at the University of Exeter have made a landmark breakthrough in the quest for the “holy grail” of computing: …

Physicists Discover a Possible Break in the Standard Model of Physics

Breaking the Lepton Universality<p>In order to make sense of the physical world, scientists have worked hard to discover theories and principles that …

Crispr’s Next Big Debate: How Messy Is Too Messy?

Author: Megan Molteni. Megan Molteni Science<p>Date of Publication: 06.04.17.<p>Time of Publication: 7:00 am. 7:00 am<p>When it comes to Crispr, the bacterial …

Ask Ethan: What’s the difference between a Fermion and a Boson?

If you think that spin-1/2 and spin-1 aren’t that different, the actual science may shock you.<p><i>“The layman always means, when he says “reality” that</i> …

Direct communication between cell's surveillance and protein synthesizing machinery eliminates genetic errors

New research out of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine describes a mechanism by which an essential quality control system in cells …

Does This Convince You That Aliens Exist?

A new TED Talk from the author behind <i>The Social Network</i> features an oddly compelling story about the existence of aliens.<p>Last month, author Ben …

5 Leading Theories of What Dreams Actually Are

The earliest recorded dream is from the Sumerian king Dumuzi of Uruk, who ruled just before Gilgamesh, sometime around 2500 BC. “An eagle seizes a …

This Lego Death Star Build Video Is Ridiculously Satisfying

Lego’s Star Wars constructions kits are legendary. Even though the company has dozens of cool kits based on popular movies, there’s still nothing …

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What It's Like to Have Borderline Personality Disorder

"I keep seeing my neighbor's pool in winter, just an empty bowl of dusty blue tiles. Imagine standing in the middle of that, when suddenly, the pool fills up. In an instant, you're drowning."<p><i>This post originally appeared on VICE Australia.</i><p>It's Mental Health Week across Australia. Each state starts …

How the Geometry of Movies Can Change the Way We Think

Circles. Triangles. Squares. Those aren’t the things you expect to see in a movie but films have been using shapes to subtly influence emotion for a …

This Ancient Greek Astronomy Computer May Be 1,000 Years Ahead Of Its Time

Deciphered text reveals the mysterious Antikythera Mechanism was a "philosopher’s guide to the galaxy."<p>Since it was discovered in 1900 by divers off the Greek island of Antikythera, a complex clockwork device dubbed the "Antikythera Mechanism" has mystified everyone from archaeologists to UFO …

NASA Has Detected Strange Signals Coming From The Gravitational Wave Source

This could change everything.<p>Less than half a second after the first direct evidence of gravitational waves was recorded on 14 September 2015, a very …

Multimeter Basics: Measuring Voltage, Resistance, and Current

Your eyes can’t show you what’s happening inside a circuit, but a meter can.<p>Every meter has a “common” socket, color-coded black and labeled “com.” Plug the black probe into this socket.<p>You’ll also find a red-coded socket, labeled with the letter V and an ohm symbol to tell you that it measures …

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How Scott Kelly’s Body Changed in Space

Scott Kelly, U.S. astronaut and famed Instagrammer, came back from space a changed man. Now, NASA wants to know exactly how much he has changed.<p>Last …

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The Multiverse Of Perception

<i>Today, we at 13.7 are honored to host as a guest blogger Nobel Laureate Frank Wilczek, one of the world's leading theoretical physicists. Wilczek won the Nobel Prize for his contributions to our understanding of how quarks behave inside particles called hadrons, of which protons and neutrons are</i> …

Why Google Is Going All In On Diabetes

Millions of people with diabetes prick a finger more than five times a day to monitor their blood glucose levels. It's a painful and expensive process.<p>But now, Google's Life Sciences division is putting its immense resources behind new initiatives aimed at helping them better live with the …

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A revolutionary tool is helping us unlock the secrets of DNA

But in the meantime, this tool, called CRISPR, is helping us do something else — something that's essential if we want to really re-write the genetic code. <b>It's helping us understand what genes actually do, both in humans and in animals.</b><p>The big misunderstanding of the age of genetics is that people …

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The Top 3 Mind-Boggling Quantum Experiments That Will Drop Your Jaw

New Study Finds “Healing Energy” Can Be Stored & Used To Change Cancer Cells In Vitro<p>Published<p>3 days ago<p>on<p>July 17, 2018<p>In Brief<p>The Facts:<p>A new study …

What are the limits of human vision?

From spotting galaxies millions of light years away to perceiving invisible colours, Adam Hadhazy explains why your eyes can do incredible things.<p>Take a look around the room – what do you see? All those colours, the walls, the windows – everything seems so self-evident, just so there. It's weird to …

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Replace Your Eyeballs With Synthetic Ones

Vision would no longer have to be #nofilter<p>Our eyes are such elegant, complex, specialized organs that their existence seems almost hard to believe--Darwin himself called their evolution “absurd.” But that doesn’t mean they’re perfect; eyes sometimes don’t focus correctly, they break down over …

Replacing carpet at Jerusalem's Dome of the Rock sparks holy war over archaeology

AP - It began as a routine remodeling project: Muslim authorities replacing an old carpet worn thin by masses of worshippers at the Dome of the Rock, …

Neanderthals: Facts About Our Extinct Human Relatives

Neanderthals (or Neandertals) are our closest extinct human relatives. There is some debate as to whether they were a distinct species of the <i>Homo</i> …

The strangest sounds in the world

Do you hear the same things as me? Probably not. As these weird audio illusions show, people have radically different opinions about what reaches their ears, says David Robson.<p>“You know you were told to be nice and not to heckle?” Sophie Meekings asks her audience in the dingy cellar of the North …

Quantum Physics may have just gotten simpler

Here’s a nice sur­prise: quan­tum phys­ics is less com­pli­cat­ed than we thought, ac­cord­ing to new re­search. The work links two strange fea­tures …

Awesome Google Features You May Not Have Known About

For example, did you know that Google can guide you through your wedding?<p>From the silly to the useful, these Google features (which we picked out of this great Quora thread) will make you love Google even more than you probably already did.

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