Teodor Calinoiu

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Crossword blog: what makes a thing 'a thing'?

How do you decide whether a word is worthy of being clued?<p>During our competition to clue WHITE KNIGHT, solver Catarella paused for a spot of philosophy:<p>I wonder if all the clues that are giving some sort of synonym for a chess piece are quite playing fair (including my own). Obviously, it’s a chess …

What Does Compactness Really Mean?

I don’t think I’ve spent more time with a mathematical definition than I did with compactness. It is an important mathematical property and one that …

Emmy Noether's Mathematics as Hotel Decor

Albert Einstein’s Theory of Relativity was published in 1915, forever changing the way that we understand the relationship between space and time. As …

A Simple Prime Number Problem Mathematicians Cannot Prove

Let's talk about Goldbach's conjecture.<p>The best kinds of ideas about numbers are easy to understand but devilish to actually prove. We saw that in the YouTube channel Numberphile's video about the Collatz conjecture. Now that channel and the same professor are back to talk about Goldbach's …

This essay got a high-school senior into Harvard, Yale, MIT, and other top schools

But before he was accepted to the prestigious Ivy League school, he had to first navigate the tricky aspect of writing a stellar admissions essay.<p>His hard work certainly paid off. In addition to Harvard, he gained acceptances at Yale, MIT, Columbia and the University of Virginia.<p>Rodriquez …

'Substantial evidence' the universe is a hologram

International team of researchers carry out observational tests of holographic cosmology.<p>Scientists have found 'evidence' that the universe is a …

You might be in a medical experiment and not even know it

In the long view, modern history is the story of increasing rights of control over your body – for instance, in matters of reproduction, sex, where …

Darwin's Doubt: The Explosive Origin of Animal Life and the Case for Intelligent Design

Overview<p>Darwin's Doubt: The Explosive Origin of Animal Life and the Case for Intelligent Design by Stephen C. Meyer<p>When Charles Darwin finished <i>The</i> …

The First Human-Pig Hybrid Embryo Has Been Created in The Lab

A big step towards lab-grown organs.<p>For the first time, researchers have successfully grown human cells inside early-stage pig embryos in the lab, …

How Our Solar System Will End In The Far Future

It took 13.8 billion years of cosmic evolution to bring us here. Generations of stars had to live and die to create the heavy elements; small proto-galaxies had to merge together to create the Milky Way; interstellar gas clouds had to collapse and form new stars with rocky planets around them; …

Solar System

Physicists Found Proof That the Universe Is Built Like a Hologram

In <i>Prometheus</i>, Michael Fassbender’s David, an android, finds a magnificent hologram of the universe called the Orrery. This holographic map revealed …

A Vast and Spooky Void Is Influencing the Milky Way

“The void” is more than a metaphor for gnawing existential pain. In fact, new research from an international team of scientists suggests that a huge …

If the Universe Is Expanding, What Does It Expand Into?

<i>If the universe is expanding, then what does it expand into?</i><p><b>Richard Muller:</b><p>The universe doesn't have to be expanding into anything in order to …

Hubble Spies NGC 4861: A Distant Wolf-Rayet Galaxy That Defies Classification

Nearly 30 million light-years from Earth, in the direction of the constellation Canes Venatici — Latin for “hunting dogs” — lies a galaxy that defies …

The Next Generation of Particle Accelerators is Leading to a New Kind of Physics

A Better Beam<p>Particle accelerators are machines that, put simply, accelerate basic particles like electrons and protons to extremely high levels of …

Quantum Computing Paranoia Creates a New Industry

Even though quantum computers don’t exist yet, security companies are preparing to protect against them.<p>Fear sells in the computer security business. …

Quantum Computing

3 Things Your Face Really Reveals About You

Standards of beauty vary somewhat from culture to culture. Personal tastes differ as well. However, over the last few decades, evolutionary …

Astronomy statement on US travel ban

The International Astronomical Union issued a statement on Monday in response to the U.S. executive order limiting travel from 7 countries. Read it …

Tabletop Physics May Be About to Find Answers Supercolliders Can’t

When we think of discoveries at the forefront of physics, we tend to think of massive particle accelerators like the 27-kilometer Large Hadron …

Read This: Scientists think fictional parallel universes aren’t as cool as real ones

Taking a page from the Neil DeGrasse Tyson playbook, <i>Nautilus</i> has a bone to pick with Hollywood. That bone involves multiverses and parallel …

A Huge Cosmic Void Is Repelling Our Galaxy

Today, in the journal <i>Nature Astronomy</i>, a team of researchers led by Hebrew University cosmologist Yehuda Hoffman has reported that they've found... …

Universe

Scientists create a new kind of matter called time crystals

Proving that there is still so much for science to discover, two groups of scientists have created a new phase of matter called time crystals. Based …

The codeless computers of the future and the fall of the programming elite – Fanatical Futurist by International Keynote Speaker Matthew Griffin

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF<p>Programming is one of todays most in demand skills but as we continue to train, not code our latest computer systems, the …

What to say if your child asks 'what's the point of maths?'

As a parent, or even teacher, you are likely to have been asked the question: "What's the point of maths?"<p>This is often followed by: "When will I …

We're closer to robots than you think. Intelligence could be the product of a basic algorithm

<b>THEORY OF CONNECTIVITY</b><p>The human brain is the most sophisticated organ in the human body. The things that the brain can do, and how it does them, have …

Artificial Intelligence

A second coat: why painting is the comeback art of the 21st century

It tends to be ignored by art prizes, but painting is trendier than ever – and makes conceptual art look elitist and out of touch<p>It seems only yesterday that painting was “dead”. Now it’s everywhere. In London, galleries east of Spitalfields are full of the stuff. Recently, visiting an exhibition …

The Case Against Reality

A professor of cognitive science argues that the world is nothing like the one we experience through our senses. As we go about our daily lives, we …

We Just Got The First Real Evidence of a Strange Quantum Distortion in Empty Space

It's taken us 80 years to witness this.<p>For the first time, astronomers have observed a strange quantum phenomenon in action, where a neutron star is …