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The 42 Biggest Questions About Life, the Universe, and Everything

In a homage to 'Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy,' two physicists explain the biggest unknowns in science. I’ve summed them up as a tweetstorm.<p>In Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams’ classic irreverent tour through the universe, a supercomputer named Deep Thought discovers the answer to …

Looking in the Wrong Places

<b>LOOKING IN THE WRONG PLACES</b><p>I’m still asking myself the same question that I asked myself ten years ago: "What is going on in my community?" I work in …

Physics

Ask Fuzzy: The science behind your morning cereal

<b>Question: What would breakfast be like without science?</b><p>Perhaps like me, you like a simple breakfast. A bowl of cereal and a cup of tea or coffee. It …

Fundamental physics is frustrating physicists

DEEP in a disused zinc mine in Japan, 50,000 tonnes of purified water held in a vast cylindrical stainless-steel tank are quietly killing theories …

Dark Matter

Your Brain Might Be Distorting Reality

Some researchers are finding that the things you do could change what your brain sees–but not everyone is convinced.<p>We usually believe that what we see is a true representation of what’s there. The basic model of vision is that the eyes receive sensory information, the brain processes it, and then …

15 tricky children's test questions even adults couldn't figure out

Homework is designed to challenge students, or, at the very least, reinforce what they learned during the school day. But sometimes these questions go a little too far in terms of difficulty (or they're just plain wrong), forcing confused parents to ask the internet for help.<p>Check out these …

Blockchain could solve the next global humanitarian crisis

When one talks about blockchain, the focus is usually on the technological side or on how to apply it to business. Less common, however, is to hear about it in the context of, for example, delivering aid, assisting refugees or helping to achieve one of the Sustainable Development Goals.<p>While …

The Iceberg Illusion: What People Don’t See

Success is an iceberg. There is what people see on the surface: confidence, wealth, beauty, relationships, seniority. Then there is what people don’t …

'Mayonnaise effect' explains breakdown of 1929 viscosity equation

Mayonnaise is a staple of almost every household, yet the reason why it's so thick and viscous is a long-standing unsolved problem in physical …

Scientists think they have found the reason some people are left-handed -- and it has nothing to do with the brain

• <b>About 10% of the population is left-handed.</b>• <b><br>There have been several theories over the years about why some people favour their left hand.</b>• <b><br>A study</b> …

Experts just ranked the best diets, and their choices will probably surprise you

Minor eating changes aren't as satisfying, but they work.<p>Extreme diets are just the nutritional version of 30-day fitness challenges. Nearly everyone tries them at some point, but they don't generally turn your life around. We seek out both for the same reason: because it’s often not good enough …

Is There A Way Of Actually Conquering Procrastination?

What good are New Year's Resolutions if you put them off until 2019?<p>In addition to oversleeping and working lifelessly through the last of the Quality Street like oral sex on a hangover, procrastination is January’s definitive characteristic. You probably woke up on Monday with a sore head, a …

Start a new (good) habit, kill an old (bad) one

<b>(CNN) —</b> Odds are, you are trying to break a bad habit or institute a good one right now. As a species, we are impressively committed to self-improvement, and most of us believe that habits are an effective means to that end.<p>Habits -- actions performed with little conscious thought and often …

The amount of junk orbiting Earth could stop us visiting space in the future

Travelling into space in the future may become a challenge because of the amount of debris that's currently orbiting the planet.<p>It's believed that …

13 Motivational Quotes (and Proven Strategies) to Dramatically Improve Sales

Need a spark of motivation to land that next sale? Looking for proven strategies to gain more customers? Look no farther.<p>Sales are the lifeblood of any business -- but selling is hard. When you're struggling to find new prospects, it's easy to get down. When you're struggling to turn prospects into …

9 Educational Websites That Offer Open Online Courses from Top Universities

‘Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace …

Do you talk to yourself? Scientists are interested.

By Erin Blakemore<p>Do you talk to yourself? Don’t sweat it: Scientists say you’re not alone. And the ways in which you chatter to yourself, both in your head and out loud, are changing what neuroscientists know about the human brain.<p>Writing in Scientific American, psychologist Charles Fernyhough …

The Brain

Schwarzenegger unveils initiative to tweak Trump on climate

Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, flexing his muscles in an effort to counter President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris climate accord, will unveil an ambitious new national effort Friday aimed at providing lawmakers with a comprehensive set of tools to pass substantive climate …

The Last Paradox: Does the Universe Have a Mind?

<i>By Deepak Chopra, MD, and Avtar Singh, PhD</i><p>Until very recently it was nearly laughable among physicists to speak of a conscious universe, and yet the notion now seems to be not only respectable but necessary. The realization is dawning that a true Theory of Everything must include consciousness. …

H2-Oh! Scientists Show Water Can Exist as Two Different Liquids

Forget what you think you know about H2O.<p>Water is one of the most fundamental molecules on Earth, and yet scientists are only just beginning to wrap …

Working at night may interfere with DNA repair

Night shift work has been associated with a variety of adverse health effects. New research adds to these, suggesting that the body's ability to …

We Could Have Fusion Energy by 2030, Says Guy Who Knows

The big trick is shrinking the size of the reactors.<p>The reality of clean, stable energy produced in a ball of plasma seems to perpetually be around …

Why does light keep us awake and darkness make us sleepy?

Many of us have heard that going to sleep when it is dark outside is healthy, as light and darkness influence our circadian rhythm. But how exactly …

Neuroscience

Laser as bright as a billion Suns alters fundamental physics of light and matter

Physicists from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln have created the brightest light ever produced on Earth, and it could be the first step towards …

An asteroid is definitely going to hit the Earth, expert warns

Space is a dangerous place to be, and since the Earth is in space, every living thing on the planet is at risk of eventually feeling its wrath. …

Asteroids

Researchers Are Using Viruses to Make Superbugs Commit Suicide

Such sweet irony.<p>The gene-editing technology called CRISPR has its origins as a bacterial immune system against viruses, a feature which could be …

Scientists overlooked a major problem with going to Mars — and they fear it could be a suicide mission

Scientists have long known high levels of radiation exists on Mars. But could it be so high that humans won't be able to handle when we get there? Following is a transcript of the video.<p><i>Going to Mars may be more dangerous than we thought. The major problem is high-energy space radiation. Scientists</i> …

Scientists Demonstrate "Liquid Light" at Room Temperature for the First Time

A Strange Form of Matter<p>Thanks to technological advances, scientists now have various ways of manipulating matter. Often times, these result in …

Mathematicians Decode the Surprising Complexity of Cow Herds

Do me a favor and picture a pasture dotted with a herd of grazing cows. Some stand and stare at you with that patented cow stare, others bury their …

This startup wants to regenerate the heart and brain to keep people healthier for longer

A company that wants to regenerate the heart and brain could change the way we treat people who have had a heart attack or Parkinson's disease.<p>BlueRock Therapeutics is the creation of pharma giant Bayer and Versant Ventures, which set out create a next-generation regenerative-medicine company. …