Siya Patel

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The Evolutionary Argument Against Reality

The cognitive scientist Donald Hoffman uses evolutionary game theory to show that our perceptions of an independent reality must be illusions.<p>As we …

Molly Crabapple: the sketcher blurring activism and art

Armed with her paintbrush, the illustrator and journalist is redefining reportage with her portraits of Guantánamo Bay, Trump and Syrian refugees<p>Molly Crabapple is sitting in an appropriately noirish and velvety Soho club, talking animatedly about the “global slide to authoritarianism”. “I’m …

Pilot Earbud Translates Languages in Real-Time

Language is a road block preventing us from truly understanding one another. It's alienating not being able to fully communicate an idea. But a new …

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What life is like when you don’t feel real

<i>This week (May 16-22) is Mental Health Awareness Week, with “relationships” as the theme. We’ll be running features all week about the mental health of those close to you, the mental health of the artists that inspire you and the different ways that communities and individuals deal with the issue.</i> …

Women: Superheroes Were Not Created For You

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I hate to break it to you, but it’s true. Superheroes were not created for you.<p><i>What about female superheroes? Aren’t they for us?</i><p>Nope. Not even those were meant for you. As women, we secretly know this -- every time we’ve …

Comic Books

This is a video of our future, and it's scary as hell

Of course, the "future" in the title refers to a possible future; we don't have a magical crystal ball yet. But even though we can't know what the …

Physicists Just Found a Link Between Dark Energy And The Arrow of Time

Is dark energy the reason time moves forward?<p>For years, physicists have attempted to explain dark energy - a mysterious influence that pushes space …

Dark Matter

This incredible 16-year-old artist is taking over Instagram

Not everyone can take their dreams and make them into something concrete. Artist Dimitra Milan is one of those people who can. She often draws …

Amgen Finds Anti-Heart Attack Gene - MIT Technology Review

When Sean Harper took over as Amgen’s head of research in 2012, one of his first moves was to get the biotech giant to pay $415 million to buy DeCode …

2016 April 17 - Asperatus Clouds Over New Zealand

<b>Asperatus Clouds Over New Zealand</b> <b><br>Image Credit & Copyright:</b> Witta Priester<p><b>Explanation:</b> What kind of clouds are these? Although their cause is …

Dartmouth-led team devises new technique to probe 'noise' in quantum computing - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

HANOVER, N.H. – Dartmouth College and Griffith University researchers have devised a new way to "sense" and control external noise in quantum …

Creativity Is Much More Than 10,000 Hours of Deliberate Practice

In his new book "Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise", psychologist Anders Ericsson and journalist Robert Pool distill an impressive body …

Creativity

World's smallest engine powered by a single atom

A team of German physicists has just created the world's smallest working engine. Powered by a single electrically-charged calcium atom, the new …

Artist adds monsters to everyday situations because life's boring

For anyone who's ever taken a photo, only to think, "this would be better with monsters trying to eat everyone," you're not alone.<p>Artist and …

Quantum computing closer as researchers drive towards first quantum data bus

RMIT University researchers have trialled a quantum processor capable of routing quantum information from different locations in a critical …

Quantum Computing

Brilliantly Textured Body Paintings Turn the Human Form into a Walking Work of Art

Artist Yusk Imai has a long-held fascination with human anatomy, and he displays this reverence for the body in an unconventional painting project called <i>Exoskeleton</i>. The skin is his canvas as hands, arms, legs, and shoulders are covered in intricate textures that mimic reptile scales, brushed …

Gravitational wave mission passes 'sanity check'

<b>A European Space Agency effort to try to detect gravitational waves in space is not only technically feasible but compelling, a new report finds.</b><p>A panel of experts was asked to perform a "sanity check" on the endeavour, which is likely to cost well in excess of one billion euros.<p>The Gravitational …

Feminism’s greatest obstacle in the digital age is the commodification of women’s bodies

“SEND NOODZ.” Thirteen-year-old boys are real artists with their text messages. What brevity! What charm! This all-caps imperative sets the tone for Nancy Jo Sales’s alarming new book, <i>American Girls: Social Media and the Secret Lives of Teenagers</i>.<p>Sales spent two and a half years interviewing over …

Feminism

9 physics concepts every time travel enthusiast should master

Ask a child how to travel through time and you'll get a simple answer: Use a time machine.<p>Ask a physicist, and suddenly you'll start hearing …

Time Travel

Designer takes eco-friendly fashion from remote Indian tribe to international runways

Until a few years ago, Ryndia was a rare, little-known silk handloom hand-woven by the women from the remote state of Meghalaya in north-eastern …

Entanglement: Gravity's long-distance connection

When Albert Einstein scoffed at a “spooky” long-distance connection between particles, he wasn’t thinking about his general theory of …

Quantum Physics

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This Artist's Stunning Ice Portraits Show The Effects Of Climate Change

Most of us have a fraught relationship with global warming. We know it’s something we should care about, we’ve heard that there are things we can do …

Art

How the No-Cloning Theorem Proves That Human Teleportation Is Not Possible

Minute Physics has joined the ongoing conversation about transporters and logical paradoxes with a really quick and concise explanation of the …

The Irish Novel That’s So Good People Were Scared to Translate It

In 1948, the Irish-language writer Máirtín Ó Cadhain received the kind of rejection letter a novelist might dream of getting. He had submitted his foul-mouthed first novel, “Cré na Cille” (“Churchyard Clay”), to his publisher, only to see it denied on the ground that it was too “Joycean.” This …

Gravitational waves explained

A century after Albert Einstein rewrote our understanding of space and time, physicists have confirmed one of the most elusive predictions of his …

Gravitational Waves

‘Deadpool’ Isn’t a Comic Book Movie — It’s a Content Marketing Master Class

Rule #1 of content marketing: know your audience and give them what they want.<p>This is something 20th Century Fox failed at miserably when Marvel …

Comic Books

5 reasons why you should care about the discovery of gravitational waves

A big press conference was held, and physicists around the world celebrated.<p>The discovery was even compared to Galileo looking through a telescope for the first time.<p>So why all the fanfare? Why are gravitational waves such a huge deal?