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Loopholes and the 'Anti-Realism' of the Quantum World

The theoretical physicist John Wheeler once used the phrase “great smoky dragon” to describe a particle of light going from a source to a photon …

Physicists Prove that Time Travel is Possible by ‘Sending’ Light Particles into the Past

Scientists from the University of Queensland, Australia, have used single particles of light (photons) to simulate quantum particles travelling …

Want a Brain That's 10 Years Younger? Here's What Science Has to Say

Just like the rest of the body, staying young mentally is all about getting the right kind of exercise.<p>Voracious readers, grammarians, wordsmiths, and trivia masters may have an advantage when it comes to staying mentally young, at least if they do something with their skill every day. Researchers …

A Dark Mystery: How Black Holes May Have Created Dark Matter

Science loves dark matter, even though nobody could tell for sure what exactly dark matter is. Even normal persons did hear about it and there are so …

The dark side of the brain: Too much emotional intelligence is a bad thing

<b>(Shutterstock/Lightspring)</b><p>A new study suggests that profound empathy may come at a price<p>Agata Blaszczak-Boxe<p>March 20, 2017 7:58am (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>Recognizing when a friend or colleague feels sad, angry or surprised is key to getting along with …

Tip: One Move for Indestructible Shoulders

Add this exercise to your workout to strengthen joints, build muscle, and increase range of motion.<p>Strong, Functional Shoulders<p>Big strong shoulders …

2,300 years later, Plato’s theory of consciousness is being backed up by neuroscience

In 2008, neuroscientist Giulio Tononi at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Center for Sleep and Consciousness put forward his “integrated information theory,” which is currently accepted as one of the most compelling explanations about what consciousness is.<p>One of the central claims of the …

Consciousness

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Is the Middle East the World’s Next Solar Energy Giant?

Dubai, the most populous city in the United Arab Emirates, has announced plans for what will be the world’s largest solar plant. By 2020, it is …

Renewable Energy

The simple math that helped mathematicians solve a vexing problem in the kids’ card game “Set”

When I was introduced to the game Set, with its 81 cards bearing colored shapes, it seemed so simple to understand that a child could win it. And yet it was not easy to win.<p>At the heart of the game is a decades-old puzzle that mathematicians were similarly befuddled by—until last month, when a new …

3 Skills That All Emotionally Intelligent People Master

There are very many benefits to EI.<p><i>How can we improve our emotional intelligence, and what are the benefits? originally appeared on Quora--the knowledge-sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Chade-Meng Tan, co-chair of a Nobel Peace</b> …

2 New Technologies That Could Supercharge Corning's Profits

Image source: Corning Incorporated.<p><b>Corning</b> needs to branch out.<p>Yes, even though the glassmaker is a major player in some of today's hottest technologies (fiber-optic Internet cable, smartphone and tablet screens), it derives a majority of its earnings from making TV screens. In fact, the company's …

Japanese 3D Galaxy Map Confirms Einstein Was One Smart Dude

On June 30th, 1905, Albert Einstein started a revolution with the publication of theory of Special Relativity. This theory, among other things, …

This electric jet can take off vertically but drives like a car

With zero emissions and zero runway, the Lilium Jet will be the world's first entirely electric jet capable of a vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL). Able to fly up to an altitude of about 9,800 feet, the two-person airplane will have a cruising speed of 180 mph, a maximum speed of about 250 mph, …

6 overlooked sci-fi movies you need to stream

While the movie selection on the streaming services can be hit or miss, there are a lot of small gems to be found on Netflix and Amazon Prime. …

How Public Schools Demand Failure and Perpetuate Poverty

Viewed broadly, schooling is an ineffective vehicle for social transformation and instead upholds the status quo. A pernicious consequence of the …

Education

Can Quantum Physics Solve Time Travel's Most Famous Paradox?

Maybe you can go back in time and kill your grandfather.<p>If you have ever sat down and thought about time travel for even half a second, you have grappled with the Grandfather Paradox. Of the many mind-boggling questions raised by the specter of time travel, it is probably the most common. What …

37 Wise Quotes That Will Inspire Your Happiness and Success

When you feel uninspired, take a few minutes to read the words of some very inspiring people.<p>We all want to be happy and successful, but no matter how positive we try to be, sometimes events can overtake us--bringing us down. When you feel uninspired, take a few minutes to read the words of some …

The Air Force Is Sending Mini-Fleets of F-22s To Warn Russia, North Korea, and China

"Rapid Raptor" concept sends the F-22 abroad on very public missions just to remind people that it's out there.<p>The U.S. Air Force has just completed its largest-ever deployment of F-22 Raptors to Europe, the latest in a string of missions meant to show the world the warplane can be ready at a …

What is Meta-Mindfulness?

<i>“The world is won by those who let it go.” -Lao Tzu</i><p>Writing provides an excellent precedent for living when done with a certain degree of abandon. I …

Social Network Algorithms Are Distorting Reality By Boosting Conspiracy Theories

By Renee DiResta9 minute Read<p>After an anonymous source alleged that Facebook’s Trending News algorithm (and human staff) was intentionally hiding …

Aristotle: Five Key Works

Understanding the inner workings of ‘the Mind’.<p>The writings of Aristotle (born in 384 BC in northern Greece) amount to the first comprehensive system …

Aristotle

This Is How to Increase Grit, According to Research

Ever feel like you just wanna give up on something? How can you develop the inner strength necessary to achieve your long term goals?<p>Turns out that …

Blissfully Better: Powerful Age-Defying Benefits of Yoga, Meditation and Mindfulness

In the hyper-active, turbo-charged, fast-paced world that we live in today, time just simply seems to fly by. Not only are we trying to keep up with work, busy careers and all that's happening in our personal and social lives, but more than anything we're also trying to just simply keep up with …

Career Development

10 quotes from ancient philosophers show they figured life out 2,000 years ago

Modern homo sapiens have been around for about 200,000 years.<p>For about 2,500 years, we've had philosophers, sages, and deep thinkers to help us guide (and understand!) our behaviors.<p>Here's a highlight reel of the finest in ancient wisdom. Some names you'll recognize and some might be entirely fresh.<p>…

The Real Reasons Quantum Entanglement Doesn't Allow Faster-Than-Light Communication

My colleague-in-blogging Ethan Siegel does a regular reader-request feature, and this week’s edition drifts into my territory, answering a question about using quantum entanglement for faster-than-light communication. As I jokingly said on Twitter, Ethan’s answer is pretty good for an astronomer, …

Particles

Toyota hydrogen research leads to a better battery

When Toyota launched its Mirai fuel cell car, it seemed to abandon the idea of a pure battery electric vehicle in favor of hydrogen power. But, Rana Mohtadi, a scientist working on hydrogen storage at the Toyota Research Institute of North America (TRINA), found that technology she was developing …

Level Up Your Plank Workout: 11 Planks to Build Core Strength

When you were a kid, you probably did sit-ups at school for an ab workout. But is the sit-up the best ab exercise? That’s actually a simple question. …