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How Would The Universe Change If We Grew An Extra Dimension?

Imagine, if you can, the ability to move in an extra direction: one beyond up-and-down, north-and-south, or east-and-west. That there’s an independent direction beyond our conventional notions of x, y, and z-axes. And let’s make it more interesting for you: imagine that you’re the only one in the …

Physics

The Very Strange—And Fascinating— Ideas Behind Quantum Computing

IBM has been working on a new quantum computer that can dominate the industry for decades to come. If that sounds incredible, wait till you hear the …

11 Phrases Intelligent People Say Every Day (and So Should You)

Sometimes what you say to yourself matters most of all.<p>Every success is based on action, but every action starts with a thought. That's why every worthwhile accomplishment starts with a change in perspective, or a new connection, or a renewed sense of purpose and motivation.<p>And sometimes success …

Self-improvement

5 meditation experts to relax with on YouTube

Experts of all kinds take to YouTube to share their wisdom. From makeup to video games, viewers can find coaches on virtually any topic.<p>Meditation …

12 Hidden Gifts of Not Pursuing Happiness

<i>“We need much less than we think we need.” —Maya Angelou</i><p>Life is difficult.<p>And so it is only natural for you as a human to gravitate towards happiness.<p>…

Happiness

Why Magnetars Should Freak You Out

<i>Paul Sutter is a research fellow at the Astronomical Observatory of Trieste and a visiting scholar at The Ohio State University's Center for</i> …

15 books to read in your 20s if you want to get rich

However, it can be difficult to know where or how to start, especially if your parents didn't teach you much about money or if you've never taken a personal finance class.<p>The good news is that there are a bunch of resources out there designed to jump start you on a path to financial success, and …

8 Books on Zen and Taoism to Liberate Your Mind and Heart

These eight books can help you to liberate yourself from day-to-day drama and the ebb and flow of mental states.The post 8 Books on Zen and Taoism to …

Why You're Pretty Much Unconscious All the Time

Your body has a lot of nifty parts, but it’s the brain that’s the <i>it</i> organ of the summer. The brain’s all-the-rage moment is mostly a result of the …

Consciousness

Simone Weil on Science, Quantum Theory, and Our Spiritual Values

“When someone exposes himself as a slave in the market place, what wonder if he finds a master?”<p>Many decades before Rebecca Goldstein, one of the most compelling philosophers and scientific thinkers of our time, examined how Einstein and Gödel’s work on relativity rattled our understanding of …

A Private View of Quantum Reality

Christopher Fuchs describes physics as “a dynamic interplay between storytelling and equation writing. Neither one stands alone, not even at the end …

7 truths about the mind you missed in psychology class

The longer you live, the more you realize that the difference between success and magnificent failure lies in how well you understand people. If you’re like many, that fact makes you regret not having studied psychology. I hate to be the one to tell you, but holding both a BSc. and an MSc. in …

Social Anxiety May Be Associated with High IQ and Empathetic Ability

Over the last few years, studies have been published against the notion of spirituality and the people who practice it. Various studies have also …

Quantum Theory Explains What Consciousness Is

<b>For a very long time mankind has questioned what consciousness is</b> – whether our ability to think, our free will, is tied directly to our soul or if …

Will we ever understand the beginning of the universe? – Ross Andersen

One crisp day last March, Harvard professor John Kovac walked out of his office and into a taxicab that whisked him across town, to a building on the …

Five Pictures We Draw When We Talk About Physics

One of the physics blogs I read regularly is ZapperZ’s Physics and Physicists, where last week he posted an interesting observation about the difference between subjects when it comes to modes of discussion. Specifically, talking about science seems to require different tools:<p>We were comfortable …

An inventory of the meaningful life.

<i>“Every man or woman who is sane, every man or woman who has the feeling of being a person in the world, and for whom the world means something, every happy person, is in infinite debt to a woman,”</i> the pioneering psychoanalyst Donald Winnicott wrote in his manifesto for the mother’s contribution to …

Literature

Quantum computing is about to overturn cybersecurity’s balance of power

“Spooky action at a distance” is how Albert Einstein described one of the key principles of quantum mechanics: entanglement. Entanglement occurs when two particles become related such that they can coordinate their properties instantly even across a galaxy. Think of wormholes in space or Star Trek …

The Country's Biggest Biotechs

Biotechnology firms are a small but growing sector of the pharmaceutical industry. As of January 9, 2015, these are the ten biggest.

NASA Can Make 3 More Nuclear Batteries, And That's It

Plutonium-238 is still in really short supply<p>Few materials in the universe are in as short supply as plutonium-238--the hot, radioactive material NASA uses to power its pluckiest spacecraft. It's estimated only 77 pounds (35 kilograms) of the stuff remains available to NASA, yet only 37 pounds (17 …

How to build a Portable 420 watt Solar Power Generator . Very Detailed Video Instructions,perfect for beginners

This 2 part series shows you how to build 240,420W Solar Power Generators .The first video outlines detailed step-by-step instructions on how to …

How To Build A Hovercraft From Styrofoam Plates

Just in time for Marty McFly's arrival in the future<p>If you believe the old Hollywood prophecies, Marty McFly will be hopping out of Doc Brown’s DeLorean on October 21st. And when he gets to the future, he’ll need a hoverboard. You can do your part to prevent a time paradox--just slap together this …

Here Are the 10 Most Innovative Digital Ad Products of 2014

It wasn't long ago when social media advertising just meant Facebook and digital advertising only reached desktop computers. Well, 2014 saw an …

Social Media