Matthew King

1,325 Flips | 11 Magazines | 16 Likes | 3 Following | 7 Followers | @Thoth33 | Keep up with Matthew King on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Matthew King”

The US military released a study on warp drives and faster-than-light travel. Here's what a theoretical physicist thinks of it.

Sometime after August 2008, the US Department of Defense contracted dozens of researchers to look into some very, very out-there aerospace technologies, including never-before-seen methods of propulsion, lift, and stealth.<p>Two researchers came back with a 34-page report for the propulsion category, …

Physics

The Standard Model of particle physics: The absolutely amazing theory of almost everything

The Standard Model. What dull name for the most accurate scientific theory known to human beings.<p>More than a quarter of the Nobel Prizes in physics …

Thousands of Human Bones Reveal 'Barbarian' Battle Rituals

The discovery of victims of a Germanic army that fought 2,000 years ago are surprising archaeologists for several reasons.<p>Archaeologists working in a sprawling wetland in Denmark have uncovered 2,000-year-old human remains that are challenging traditional ideas about "barbarian" warfare in northern …

What Is Spacetime?

INNOVATIONS IN<p>09 May 2018<p>Physicists believe that at the tiniest scales, space emerges from quanta. What might these building blocks look like?<p>George …

Quantum Mechanics

Rare Roman discovery thrills experts: Emperor's marble head found at Egyptian temple site

Archaeologists in Egypt have discovered an extremely rare marble head depicting the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius.<p>The head, which shows the emperor with wavy hair and a beard, was discovered in the city of Aswan in southern Egypt, according to the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities. In a Facebook …

A Bronze Age Burial Site Dating To 2000 BCE Has Been Discovered In Cornwall

The Cornish barrow was discovered by accident while taking geophysical surveys of the area.<p>A Bronze Age burial mound dating to 2000 BCE was recently …

Mass Flow Rate

<b>Mass Flow Rate</b><p>Glenn Research Center<p>The conservation of mass is a fundamental concept of physics. Within some problem domain, the amount of mass …

Physics

What is the Great Attractor, and will it destroy us?

Our understanding of the universe has expanded tremendously in the last few decades. But there are still some mysteries out there, and the Great …

See Seven Ancient Ruins As They Would Have Looked In Their Prime

Every year millions of people flock to the sites of the ancient historical sites to see what's left of those amazing structures our ancestors built, …

The Valley of the Kings, Egypt: The Complete Guide

With a name that encapsulates all of the grandeur of Egypt’s ancient past, the Valley of the Kings is one of the country’s most popular tourist …

Inside the Conversion Tactics of the Early Christian Church

<b>History Reads is a weekly series featuring work from Team History, a group of experts and influencers, exploring history’s most fascinating …

Faith

Yes, Ancient Romans Really Did Practice Crucifixion

Various societies crucified condemned victims from the at least the fifth century BC to the fourth century AD. Herodotus in “History” relates how the …

Ancient History

The History and Psychology of the Orgy

The Ancient Egyptian <i>Book of the Heavenly Cow</i> contains the Myth of the Destruction of Mankind. Displeased with the mounting rebelliousness of mankind, …

Ancient History

‘Beyond the Nile: Egypt and the Classical World’ Review: A Cross-Cultural Journey Begins

A look at how Egypt interacted with the Greek and Roman worlds is the first of several shows at the Getty that will look at the classical world’s cross-pollination with other cultures.<p>Los Angeles<p>An imposing basalt sarcophagus from about 600 B.C. gets pride of place in one gallery of the J. Paul …

Ancient History

Bronze Age Egyptians’ strategy holds a message for our civilisation

More than 3,000 years ago the queen of the Hittites, who lived in what is now Turkey, sent a clay tablet to Ramses II, the Egyptian pharaoh, with an …

Up to 40 percent of DNA results from consumer genetic tests might be bogus

A new study has found that direct-to-consumer genetic tests, like those marketed by 23andMe, Ancestry.com, Family Tree DNA, and MyHeritage, can be …

The Scientific Reason Why Knuckles Crack Is Not What You'd Expect

Researchers conclude: It's not the sound of popping bubbles.<p>The sweet release of cracking knuckles has always baffled scientists. Over the years, …

University of Alberta

7 Health Benefits of Manuka Honey, Based on Science

Manuka honey is a type of honey native to New Zealand.<p>It’s produced by bees who pollinate the flower <i>Leptospermum scoparium</i>, commonly known as the …

Scientists Have Discovered a New Organ in the Human Body. What is the Interstitium?

It’s not a second stomach or a mini-brain. But scientists have discovered an important new organ that may play a critical role in how many tissues …

This Is The One Yoga Pose You Should Do Before Bed To Help You Sleep Through The Night

Getting the proper amount of sleep every night can sometimes feel as impossible as reading with your eyes closed. And while, in a perfect world, …

Egyptology in the Torah: Biblical Archeology

The western world has a fascination with the culture of ancient Egypt. The image of the great stone sphinx guarding the lofty pyramiding tombs of the …

Ancient History

Why Jewish History Is So Hard to Write

New books by Simon Schama and Martin Goodman present very different approaches to their subject.<p><b>Audio:</b> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>“Can there be a history of a slave?” When Isaak Markus Jost asked this question, in the introduction to …

These 4 Cosmic Phenomena Travel Faster Than The Speed of Light

Breaking the light barrier.<p>When Albert Einstein first predicted that light travels the same speed everywhere in our Universe, he essentially stamped …

IBM has created a computer smaller than a grain of salt

If there's one downside to powerful computers, it's that they're too damn big.<p>Luckily, that's about to change. At least, if IBM has anything to say …

Stephen Hawking submitted a final scientific paper 2 weeks before he died — and it could lead to the discovery of a parallel universe

Stephen Hawking submitted his final scientific paper just a week and a half before he died, and it lays the theoretical groundwork for discovering a parallel universe.<p>Hawking, who died Wednesday at 76, was coauthor to a mathematical paper that seeks proof of the "multiverse" theory, which posits …

Physics

For The First Time Ever, Astronomers Have Observed a Black Hole Ejecting Matter Twice

Wow.<p>Black holes don't just sit there munching away constantly on the space around them. Eventually they run out of nearby matter and go quiet, lying …

Monstrous Black Holes Are Outgrowing The Galaxies They Inhabit

Talk about a black heart.<p>At the center of almost every currently known massive galaxy lies a supermassive black hole. These dark galactic hearts are …

The best time of day to do everything, according to science

Wondering if it's better to workout in the morning or at night? Whether you should drink coffee as soon as you wake up or hold off until later? What about how early you should stop looking at screens before bedtime?<p>As it turns out, scientists have been looking for answers to these questions too.<p>You …

Science

The Quantum Internet Has Arrived (and It Hasn't)

Before she became a theoretical physicist, Stephanie Wehner was a hacker. Like most people in that arena, she taught herself from an early age. At …