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What Is The Best Textbook For Self-Studying Quantum Mechanics?

<i>Is Liboff or Griffiths a better textbook for self-studying Quantum Mechanics? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Jay Wacker, physicist, on Quora:</b><p>Griffiths[1] is the ultimate self-study …

Quantum Mechanics

The science is in: exercise won’t help you lose much weight

We’ve been conditioned to think of exercise as a key ingredient — perhaps the most important ingredient — of any weight loss effort.<p>You know the drill: Join the gym on January 1 if you want to reach your New Year’s weight loss goal.<p>But in truth, the evidence has been accumulating for years that …

Fitness

This Diet Burns Fat Like No Other—and You've Probably Never Heard of It

The ketogenic diet is having a moment. Scientists are beginning to discover that this relatively little-known diet reduces inflammation in the brain, …

Nutrition

18 Exponential Changes We Can Expect in the Year Ahead - MIT Technology Review

<i>Azeem Azhar is a strategist, product entrepreneur, and analyst living in London. He is the curator of the weekly newsletter</i> Exponential View<i>, from</i> …

Innovation

Physics Found Gravitational Waves. Now Come the Existential Questions

On September 14, 2015, at 3:50 AM Central time, a tiny vibration shuddered down the 2.5-mile-long arms of a massive machine in Livingston, Louisiana. …

Dark Matter

Bad news for the highly intelligent

Superior IQs associated with mental and physical disorders, research suggests<p>There are advantages to being smart. People who do well on standardized tests of intelligence — IQ tests — tend to be more successful in the classroom and the workplace. Although the reasons are not fully understood, they …

Psychology

What You Can Learn From Instagram Booty Chicks

A Doctor's Perspective on Trendy Butt-Building<p>The Rise of the Booty Chick<p>The last reason for following an Instagram booty chick is to learn something …

James Webb Space Telescope assigned its first 13 targets

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope hasn't even reached the launch pad and it's already getting its first job orders. The internationally-developed, …

This Is The Only Type Of Brain Training That Works, According To Science

Most “brain training” programs are little more than memory games.<p>There are dozens of apps and online courses that claim their “brain training” can make you more mentally agile, but there’s usually little scientific evidence to back up those claims. While the FDA does approve certain brain training …

The Brain

Why Is It You Can Sense When Someone’s Staring at You?

Say you’re engrossed in a task, scrolling through your phone or reading a book. Suddenly that creepy, prickly feeling grabs hold of you. Someone’s …

A Brief History of Eclipse Chasers

In the summer of 1972, 834 passengers and one cat embarked on a voyage into darkness.<p>Scientists—amateur and professional—set sail from New York on …

New work offers fresh evidence supporting the supernova shock wave theory of our Solar System's origin

According to one longstanding theory, our Solar System's formation was triggered by a shock wave from an exploding supernova. The shock wave injected …

Neutrons

The Best Gym Is Your Floor

According to science, push-ups are better at training your chest than you think.<p>When I was a freshman in high school, Bench Press Day was sacred. I thought about it all week, meticulously assembling a HEAVY CHEST playlist and carefully timing my consumption of breakfast, lunch, and disgusting …

Exercise

An AI researcher explains what scares him the most about robots

It's perhaps unsurprising, given both history and the entertainment industry, that we might be afraid of a cybernetic takeover that forces us to live locked away, "Matrix"-like, as some sort of human battery.<p>And yet it is hard for me to look up from the evolutionary computer models I use to develop …

Artificial Intelligence

Is The Universe Conscious?

The history of science — in particular the physical sciences, like physics and astronomy — can be told as the incremental realization that there is large-scale coherence in the universe.<p>By large-scale coherence, I mean that some of the same physical laws hold at scales as diverse as the atom and …

Physics

Not Getting Bigger? Try These Brutal Bodyweight Supersets

Chest<p><b>A. Landmine Squeeze Press:</b> <i>10-15 reps</i><p>Place one end of a barbell in a landmine<br>attachment or a corner and load a challenging amount of weight to …

Is protein powder safe? What every athlete should know

There’s whey protein, soy protein, pea protein, and more. Do these protein powders legitimately help with weight loss and muscle building? We chatted with the experts to find out.<p><b>What are the benefits of protein powder?</b> <br>Here’s how protein powders <i>could</i> help weight loss and toning: Protein powders …

​Sculpt Die-Hard Delts With This 8-Minute Workout​ | Men’s Health

Lateral raises engage the lateral deltoid, the supraspinatus, and trapezius. So, not only does this exercise target aesthetically pleasing muscles, but you'll also build stability.<p>The overhead farmer's walk brings the entire shoulder complex together as it builds more overall upper back size and …

Grip, Wrist, and Forearm Strength Made Simple

Unless you’re an avid golfer or a diehard bodybuilder, you probably don’t spend too much time cranking out wrist curls when you hit the gym. The good …

Want to get stronger and faster? Quick, explosive exercises are the most effective.

If you want to build strength in your muscles (which, if you're on our site that's pretty much a given), the best way to do it is through short, …

Juno’s Close Look at a Little Red Spot

The JunoCam imager on NASA’s Juno spacecraft snapped this shot of Jupiter’s northern latitudes on Dec. 11, 2016 at 8:47 a.m. PST (11:47 a.m. EST), as …

New Measurements of the Universe Expanding Tell a Confusing Story

Humans don’t know much about the universe, but we do know that most of the gravity holding it together—around 85 percent of it—comes from something …

Universe

Asteroid Mining Sounds Hard, Right? You Don’t Know the Half of It

The commercial space industry pushes a particular brand of optimism. Its urge to inspire manifests as soaring soundtracks to three-minute …

Tip: Stretch This Muscle and Feel Awesome

Sit a lot at work? Then your glutes and core are going to get weak. Here's an exercise to fix that.<p>Chronic sitting keeps you from using your glutes …

Tim Wu: ‘The internet is like the classic story of the party that went sour’

The influential tech thinker has charted the history of the attention industry: enterprises that harvest our attention to sell to advertisers. The internet, he argues, is the latest communications tool to have fallen under its spell<p>Tim Wu is a law professor at Columbia University. His specialities …

Ad Blocking

Find the Best Day Trading Stocks Using These Stock Screeners

4 of the Best Free Stock Screeners for Day Trading<p>Use these screeners to find the day trading stock you're looking for<p>Updated September 22, 2017<p>Day …

Stock Markets

The 20-Minute Killer Pilates Sequence for a Crazy-Strong Core

Pilates is known for building a crazy-strong core, and since a strong core is the foundation for almost every bodyweight and strength exercise out …

Workouts

Bench Press Without a Bench

6 Floor Presses For Healthy Delts<p>Bench With No Bench, Save Your Shoulders<p>Got a sharp pain deep inside your shoulder? Trying to bench press anyway? …