Matt Johnson

97 Flips | 3 Magazines | 2 Likes | 19 Following | 3 Followers | @SystemsofChaos | A former baseball player and paratrooper, I am now the Editor-in-chief and a Research Scientist @ www.thesystemsscientist.com

Distinguishing between sets and systems through mathematics, economics, and chemistry

A set with objects<p>So far, we’ve presented the (3) systems’ axioms and the notions of system’s behavior and system’s boundary. We have also explored …

Why does the mainstream media keep getting Trumped? Bannon and Priebus explain.

By TSS Admin<p>Earlier today in National Harbor, Maryland at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, otherwise known as CPAC, Matt Schlapp …

***Breaking News*** Project Veritas releases covertly captured audio from the newsroom of CNN

By TSS Admin<p>James O’Keefe and his team at Project Veritas has just released covertly captured unheard audio footage showing bias within the newsroom …

NASA’s Fermi Finds Possible Dark Matter Ties in Andromeda Galaxy

NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope has found a signal at the center of the neighboring Andromeda galaxy that could indicate the presence of the …

NASA’s Europa Flyby Mission Moves into Design Phase

A mission to examine the habitability of Jupiter’s ocean-bearing moon Europa is taking one step closer to the launchpad, with the recent completion …

NASA Telescope Reveals Largest Batch of Earth-Size, Habitable-Zone Planets Around Single Star

NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope has revealed the first known system of seven Earth-size planets around a single star. Three of these planets are …

Mapping the family tree of stars

It was Charles Darwin, who, in 1859 published his revolutionary theory that all life forms are descended from one common ancestor. This theory has …

Full Press Conference Video: Milo Yiannopoulos in his own words (Unabridged)

By TSS Admin<p>To ensure the accuracy of Milo Yiannopoulos’ words for our readers, we have included his full statement and a his press conference video …

Trump’s new deal for black America?

By on January 21, 2017 • ( 1 Comment )<p>TSS Admin<p>With today’s inauguration of Donald J. Trump as the 45th President of the United States of America, …

2017 isn’t ‘1984’ – it’s stranger than Orwell imagined

A week after President Donald Trump’s inauguration, George Orwell’s “1984” is the best-selling book on Amazon.com.<p>The hearts of a thousand English …

Where is the ‘alt-left’ on social media?

Far-right movements are clearly on the rise throughout Europe and the US. Winning elections in the US and campaigns to leave the European Union are …

Social Media

The Outer Space Treaty has been remarkably successful – but is it fit for the modern age?

Space exploration is governed by a complex series of international treaties and agreements which have been in place for years. The first and probably …

Black Politicians That Will Make Big Impact in 2017

<i>Editor’s Note: In our continuing mission to promote diversity in political thought and voice, we will be picking up articles from Our Black News,</i> …

Why raising the minimum wage isn’t the best way to reduce inequality

By on August 6, 2016 • ( 1 Comment )<p>Walmart is giving more than one million of its employees a raise later this month as part of a plan that will …

New Spacesuit Unveiled for Starliner Astronauts

Astronauts heading into orbit aboard Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft will wear lighter and more comfortable spacesuits than earlier suits astronauts …

The 5 most common misunderstandings of evolution

Given its huge success in describing the natural world for the past 150 years, the theory of evolution is remarkably misunderstood. In a recent …

We’ve been wrong about the origins of life for 90 years

For nearly nine decades, science’s favorite explanation for the origin of life has been the “primordial soup”. This is the idea that life began from …

Similar-Looking Ridges on Mars Have Diverse Origins

Thin, blade-like walls, some as tall as a 16-story building, dominate a previously undocumented network of intersecting ridges on Mars, found in …

Perhaps the Minneapolis City Council is just bad at economics

By Matt Johnson<p>To be honest, this was going to be a very different article. I was going to lay out an argument with the following line of reasoning. …

From Ancient Viral Mugshots to Potential Cancer Therapy: The CRISPR Cas System

By Sarah Kearns, guest columnist<p>Recently there has been a lot of buzz about a gene editing tool, CRISPR Cas. For good reason though: it allows a for …

Intelligent design without a creator? Evolution may be smarter than we thought

Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution offers an explanation for why biological organisms seem so well designed to live on our planet. This process is …

Machine Learning

Evolution may explain how extraterrestrials Look

By on August 25, 2016 • ( 1 Comment )<p>Speculating about what aliens look like has kept children, film producers and scientists amused for decades. If …

Biology

Why were there so many dinosaur species?

A new species of dinosaur is described, on average, every ten days. As many as 31 species have already been reported this year and we can expect a …

Genetic ‘trace’ in ancient genomes suggests previously unknown expansion out of Africa

A new study of human genomic diversity suggests there may have in fact been two successful dispersals out of Africa, and that a “trace” of the …

Book Review: The Martian

By Matt Johnson<p>What can I say about The Martian other than it is a modern epic of man versus nature that takes place on a distant, hostile world on …

Genetic studies may hold the key to saving west and central Africa’s lions

Tropical rain forests, dry deserts and mountainous vistas: Africa is home to all of these very different ecosystems and more. Its varied ecosystems …

Expedition reveals how the dinosaur-killing asteroid shook and shaped the Earth

The asteroid thought to have killed the dinosaurs smashed into the Earth with a billion times more energy than the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima …

Antarctic Ice Sheet study reveals 8,000-year record of climate change

An international team of researchers has found that the Antarctic Ice Sheet plays a major role in regional and global climate variability – a …

Global Warming

Past, present, future: how human evolution and climate are linked

Over the past year, carbon dioxide (CO₂) levels in the atmosphere have risen faster than any period in the past 55 million years. That’s the finding …

How Satellite Data Changed Chimpanzee Conservation Efforts

Approximately 345,000 or fewer chimpanzees remain in the wild, according to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, a substantial …