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The Milk Conspiracy That I Wish I Knew When I was Seven

So much milk, so little cookies.<p>February 17, 2018<p>Raise your hand if your mother made you drink a glass of milk every damn day of your childhood. If …

U.S. Dept. of Agriculture

Crossrail will generate electricity using the wind created by trains

Charlotte Slingsby and her startup Moya Power are researching piezo-electric textiles that gain energy from movement. It seems logical that Slingsby …

Renewable Energy

Don’t Panic, But Physicists In Australia Just Proved Reality Doesn’t Exist

Get ready to have your mind blown. According to an experiment led by two physicists in Australia, reality doesn’t exist. Turn on, tune in, and drop …

Quantum Mechanics

“It’s not a drug, but it may as well be”: Expert opinions on whether kids are addicted to tech

Most people associate the word “addiction” with problems like gambling, alcoholism or drug abuse. But look at a child bent intently over the electric-blue glow of a smartphone, and it’s hard not to wonder whether we need to expand our definition of “addiction”.<p>The question of whether kids are …

The Brain

Are We Living in a Hologram?

<i>Paul Sutter is an astrophysicist at The Ohio State University and the chief scientist at COSI science center. Sutter is also host of Ask a Spaceman</i> …

Quantum Mechanics

New research links human consciousness to a law that governs the universe

Human Entropy<p>Our species has long agonized over the concept of human consciousness. What exactly causes it, and why did we evolve to experience …

Physics

The idea that everything from spoons to stones are conscious is gaining academic credibility

Consciousness permeates reality. Rather than being just a unique feature of human subjective experience, it’s the foundation of the universe, present in every particle and all physical matter.<p>This sounds like easily-dismissible bunkum, but as traditional attempts to explain consciousness continue …

Consciousness

New music

ROOTS / COUNTRY Bruce Cockburn Bone On Bone (True North Records) When it comes to bona fide Canadian musical legends, Ottawa’s Bruce Cockburn rates …

Shania Twain

Sony Music goes back to vinyl records

<b>Sony Music, one of the big three global record companies, says it will start pressing its own vinyl releases again for the first time since 1989.</b><p>The firm will resume in-house domestic vinyl production at a Japanese factory south-west of Tokyo by March 2018.<p>The move comes amid renewed demand for …

Music Industry

Canada’s Secret to Resisting the West’s Populist Wave

TORONTO — As right-wing populism has roiled elections and upended politics across the West, there is one country where populists have largely failed to break through: Canada.<p>The raw ingredients are present. A white ethnic majority that is losing its demographic dominance. A sharp rise in …

Don't call me a good dad. It's sexist

Another Father’s Day has passed – our annual celebration of all you great dads, spoiled only by news that we spend much less on presents for dads than mums (never mind, it’s not a competition) and those incessant calls for mums to be honoured on Father’s Day too because “they do both jobs” (the …

Parenting

Canada’s Trump Strategy: Go Around Him

TORONTO — As President Trump disrupts alliances across the map, nearly every level of government in Canada has taken on new duties in a quietly audacious campaign to cajole, contain and if necessary coerce the Americans.<p>Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s strategy for managing Mr. Trump is unlike …

Turning Urine Into Electricity Can Also Kill Pathogens in Wastewater

Two birds with one pee.<p>Fuel cells with microorganisms that feed on pee and generate electricity already sound like a pretty clever trick. It's one of …

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

‘Naked Singularity’ Can Exist In 4D In A ‘Saddle’-Shaped Universe, Undermining General Relativity

If found outside a black hole, a singularity — a place where the intensity of gravity breaks down the laws of physics governing space and time — …

Paper-thin device turns a flag into a speaker

Back in December, researchers from Michigan State University (MSU) demonstrated their ferroelectret nanogenerator (FENG), a paper-thin device that …

Multiverse: have astronomers found evidence of parallel universes?

To many these past 12 months seem as if we have already slipped into a parallel universe but Brexit and Trump are nothing compared to the alternate universes some astronomers are contemplating<p>They call it the multiverse. It’s a cosmos in which there are multiple universes. And by multiple, I mean …

Our dystopian future isn’t found in '1984' — it’s 'Brave New World' and 'Infinite Jest'

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella set a high bar for developers at the company's annual Build conference last week with a slightly off-putting challenge: …

Busy brain not letting you sleep? 8 experts offer tips

Some nights, it's like you can't get your brain to shut up long enough for you to fall asleep.<p>You're mentally reviewing the day you just completed while also previewing the day ahead; sometimes, your mind may even reach way back into the archives and pull up something embarrassing you did back in …

CNN

Quantum Thermodynamics Could Revolutionize Energy and Information Technology | WIRED

Author: Natalie Wolchover. Natalie Wolchover Science<p>Date of Publication: 05.06.17.<p>Time of Publication: 7:00 am. 7:00 am<p>What Happens When You Mix …

Quantum Mechanics

Scientists Have Observed Epigenetic Memories Being Passed Down For 14 Generations

The past lives on.<p>The most important set of genetic instructions we all get comes from our DNA, passed down through generations. But the environment …

Self-healing phone screen can fix itself in 24 hours

The days of scratched and cracked smartphone screens could soon be numbered after researchers created a "stretchy" screen that can repair itself.<p>Researchers at the University of California Riverside have designed a new polymer that can heal itself, opening up the ability to fuse cracks and paper …

Mobile Technology

'What It Means When A Man Falls From The Sky' Is Defiantly, Electrically Original

The first short story in a collection functions the same way the first track on an album does — it sets the tone for what's to come, and works as a <i>de facto</i> introduction, displaying the range of tools the creator has decided to work with. That's not to say authors never deviate from the tone of the …

Tim Berners-Lee, Inventor of the Web, Plots a Radical Overhaul of His Creation

Thirteen years ago the Queen of England dubbed Tim Berners-Lee, the creator of the worldwide web, a Knight Commander of the Order of the British …

From Wristwatches To Radio, How World War I Ushered In The Modern World

Imagine you're a military officer in World War I. Armies have grown so large, you can no longer communicate just by the sound of your voice or the wave of your hand. You need to synchronize movements of troops and artillery, far and wide.<p>You need a wristwatch.<p>"The entire process of using artillery …

Woodrow Wilson

Is there a nature of time?

As time goes by we realize that there seems to be only one direction. In our retrospective view of events time moves from past to present to future, …

New Simulations Suggest Dark Energy Might Not Exist

68 percent of the Universe might not exist.<p>Ever since the late 1990s, physicists have been fairly certain that the Universe isn't only getting …

Trump Is Defining the Presidency Down

The president may not realize it, but his conduct is making his office less powerful, less relevant and less influential.<p>It is probably too much to expect President Donald Trump to have read “Defining Deviancy Down,” the 1993 essay by the late New York Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan. Much noted at …

Political Science

Apple's new video app is part Snapchat, part iMovie and full of AI

Quick: you want to make a casual, shareable video that's longer than 60 seconds, what app do you use?<p>If you're drawing a blank (besides your phone's …

Does Dark Matter Exist, Or Is Gravity Wrong? The Answer Lies Billions Of Years In The Past

When we look out at the luminous matter in the Universe — stars, galaxies, clusters of galaxies and the hot gas in and between them — it tells a couple of different stories. One is the story of how normal matter (based on atomic nuclei and electrons) comes together to emit, absorb and otherwise …

Dark Matter

Three Theories Explaining What Parallel Universes Are and How They Can Be Real

The idea that things exist in a particular, well-defined state at all times where their properties can be determined so long as you can measure them …

Dark Matter