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Reality Is Not What It Seems by Carlo Rovelli review – physics versus certainty

The author of the million-selling Seven Brief Lessons on Physics rails against Richard Dawkins and the science-arts split<p>Carlo Rovelli’s slim poetic meditation <i>Seven Brief Lessons on Physics</i> managed to clarify the troubling uncertainties of Einsteinian relativity, quantum theory and other physical …

Physics

How To Use Brain Science To Be Your Best Self In 2017

Neuroscience offers some handy hacks to learn faster, focus better, and make smarter decisions this year.<p>Resolutions are often an exercise in wishful thinking. People rarely keep them, mostly because they’re vague about their goals and don’t have a plan for following through. But that isn’t the …

Innovation

The Trouble with Quantum Mechanics

The development of quantum mechanics in the first decades of the twentieth century came as a shock to many physicists. Today, despite the great …

4 Things You Can Do to Cheer Up, According to Neuroscience

For everyone, there are times when a dark cloud just seems to be following you around. You may not even even know why. While we don’t mean to …

52 tricks to make everything better in 2018

Well, 2018 is just around the corner and you have 52 weeks to make it your best year yet. So, to help you do just that, we've pulled together 52 …

Fitness

What happens when a price drops on, say, a hotel, an airfare or a rental car that you've already paid for? Here's how you might recoup some money

Nobody wants to overpay for flights, hotels or rental cars, because saving money usually means you'll have more avenues for enriching your travel experience.<p>Here are six sites that can help in your hunt for bargains. Knowing you're protected makes it easier to commit to a flight, a room or a car …

You Can See the Most Beautiful Sights in America on This $213 Train Trip

A big adventure doesn't have to cost you a fortune.<p>If one of your 2017 resolutions is to see all of the beauty and history that America has to offer on a dime, then you're going to love this supremely affordable travel idea.<p>Thanks to a brilliant train route devised by travel expert and blogger …

Trains

Evolution Made Really Smart People Long to Be Loners

Psychologists have a pretty good idea of what typically makes a human happy. Dancing delights us. Being in nature brings us joy. And, for most …

Psychology

Léo Grasset: ‘The way we teach science is definitely too simplified’

With 400,000 YouTube subscribers and his first book on the way, French evolutionary biologist Léo Grasset talks about research, failure – and teaching people to think<p>Léo Grassest is a 27-year-old French evolutionary biologist whose offbeat, knowledgeable style has helped him amass more than 400,000 …

Biology

This is one of the best gravitational waves explainers we've seen

In the distant reaches of the cosmos, two black holes collide and merge in a violent crash. We can't see it or feel it, but the shock of that …

'New Era' of Astrophysics: Why Gravitational Waves Are So Important

There was big news in astrophysics this week: An experiment detected ripples in space-time, known as gravitational waves, created by two black holes …

LIGO

Has the age of quantum computing arrived?

Ever since Charles Babbage’s conceptual, unrealised Analytical Engine in the 1830s, computer science has been trying very hard to race ahead of its time. Particularly over the last 75 years, there have been many astounding developments – the first electronic programmable computer, the first …

Quantum Computing

Google just published a free, three-month course on deep learning

Get ready to do some deep dreaming of your own<p>Google wants to teach you deep learning — if you're ready that is. The tech giant has launched a free course explaining the machine learning technique that underpins so many of its services. (Google uses deep learning for everything from speech …

Machine Learning

Toddler loses an eye after consumer drone spins out of control

Up until now, consumer drones have been at best a fun hobby for many and, at worst, a nuisance for the privacy-minded and tech-phobic. But a recent …

Microsoft's newest app turns anyone into a programmer

As software continues to eat the world, there's more demand than ever for mobile apps in every facet of our lives.<p>But while the consumer app market just keeps growing and growing, the number of business apps just isn't keeping pace. Meanwhile, users are stuck using their old legacy software, tied …

Apps

CERN’s Large Hadron Collider hits 1-PeV milestone with heavy ions (and re-ignites doomsday talk)

The Large Hadron Collider set another record for particle-smashing energy levels this week – which set off another round of hyped-up rumblings about …

Physics

According to Bernie Sanders, income inequality means many Americans aren’t “truly free”

“True freedom does not occur without economic security.”<p>Bernie Sanders, 2016 Democratic presidential candidate, delivered his latest campaign speech at Georgetown University on Nov. 19. Sanders is a politician, not a professor, but his speeches recently have taken on a distinctly educational cast. …

Middle-class
Physics

How Mobile Apps Are Transforming The Job Search

Yarden Tadmor Contributor<p>Yarden Tadmor is the founder and CEO of Switch.<p>Searching for a job is just like dating, banking or procrastinating on chores until someone else does them: It’s something we all have to do. So why shouldn’t the job search be the basis for mobile apps, like those other adult …

Employment

These Stunning GIFs Highlight The Beauty of Europe At Night

Filmmaker Luke Shepard takes us on a breathtaking tour of Europe's most beautiful landmarks through a series of architecturally-focused GIFs.<p>It's hard to imagine that Europe's famous landmarks could look any more stunning than they normally do. But filmmaker Luke Shepard is letting us experience …

GIF Animations

'Ridiculous and amazing' Slack messaging app keeps human users in mind

Slack Technologies Inc. Chief Executive Stewart Butterfield has a theory about why Albert Einstein achieved mainstream popularity while a fellow genius, Austrian mathematician Kurt Gödel, didn't.<p>It's the same reason he thinks his San Francisco's company's real-time messaging software, Slack, has …

7 Online Classes That Will Make You Smarter and More Interesting | Inc.com

Since massive open online courses, known as MOOCs, exploded on the higher education scene, they've increased the breadth and access of classes in a variety of disciplines.<p>Websites like Coursera and edX have leveled the playing field, allowing curious students from around the world to explore …

Social Media Marketing

These digital nomads are going to sail the world while they work

Imagine facing another day of work on your computer, full of Skype meetings, email threads and spreadsheets. But instead of rolling out of bed and …

Qualcomm announces major workforce restructure

Qualcomm has been on top in the mobile processor space for a number of years now, powering everything from budget smartphones to high-end flagships. But this year the company has seen its revenue and operating income drop by around $1 billion, as some expected. This has caused Qualcomm to announce …

Qualcomm

Aalto University researchers predicted existence of new quantum matter theoretically

17.06.2015<p>Aalto University researchers have succeeded to predict, in theory, that superconducting surfaces can become topological superconductors …

Quantum Mechanics

Biology meets physics: Arthritis may be linked to solar storms

Could aches in the human body be linked to bursts of magnetic energy from the sun? A recent research correlating physics and biology seem to give …

The 1st 100 Days Trying to Work Around the World: My 4 Major Challenges & (Hopeful) Solutions

“Everyone has a plan ’till they get punched in the mouth.”<p>– Mike Tyson<p><i>Disclaimer: I realize I run the risk of sounding like an ungrateful ass for</i> …

Why Saying This Four-Letter Word Can Transform Your Productivity

A neurochemical shift happens in your brain when you say “done” at the end of even the smallest tasks.<p>Perfectionists are often reminded that “done is better than perfect.” But it turns out there’s another reason we should all try to create more “done” moments in our workdays.<p>Saying the word <i>done</i> can …

Time Management

The Anthem (ft. Mike Avery)