Tyler Hislop

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This is the best scientific argument that your brain isn't a computer

One of the most intriguing speculative arguments in physics and computer science isn't really about physics or computer science at all. It's about the brain — or more precisely, about consciousness — and it's been going on for decades. The central question: Is the brain fundamentally like a …

Physics

Ask Ethan: Is The Universe Itself Alive?

You’ve seen the analogies before: how atoms are like solar systems, how the large-scale structure of the Universe are like neurons in a human brain, and how there’s the interesting coincidence that the number of stars in a galaxy, galaxies in the Universe, atoms in a cell, and cells in a living …

Galaxies

Vanquishing infinity: Old methods lead to a new approach to finding a quantum theory of gravity

Quantum mechanics and Einstein's theory of general relativity are both extremely accurate theories of how the universe works, but all attempts to …

The First Image Ever of a Hydrogen Atom's Orbital Structure

What you’re looking at is the first direct observation of an <b>atom’s electron orbital</b> — <i>an atom's actual wave function</i>! To capture the image, …

Dalai Lama: Religion Without Quantum Physics Is an Incomplete Picture of Reality

His Holiness on emptiness and entanglement.<p>Ever since Copernicus published <i>On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres</i> in 1543 to outline his heliocentric cosmology and thereby kick start modern scientific inquiry, an uneasy truce has existed between science and religion. Although Copernicus wasn't …

Time for a clear-eyed look at drug policy

My personal drug guru is an avuncular Briton named David Nutt, a neuropsychopharmacologist and a professor at Imperial College in London. His 2012 book <i>Drugs Without the Hot Air</i> is the most rational and comprehensive approach to public health and drug use I have come across. A cheat sheet: Drug …

Scientists at Large Hadron Collider hope to make contact with PARALLEL UNIVERSE in days

GettyCollision course: Large Hadron Collider could discover parallel universe<p>The staggeringly complex LHC ‘atom smasher’ at the CERN centre in …

Physics

What Are the Odds of an Alien Megastructure Blocking Light From a Distant Star?

A strange star located 1,500 light-years from Earth is exhibiting strange flickering behavior that’s leading some scientists to speculate that an …

Universe

The Strangers in Your Brain

Biologists often say that the most dangerous thing a cell can do is divide. This is because, during the complex process of replication—the unspooling of DNA, the assembling of two genomes from the halves of one—there is always the chance that the cell will make a mistake. Mutations can cost an …

Biology

‘Alien megastructure’ could explain mysterious new Kepler results

Strange signals from a distant star are defying natural explanation. There is a remote chance that they could be from an ‘alien megastructure’<p>There’s a new mystery in the universe and it goes by the name KIC 8462852. It is a star approximately 1500 light years away from the Earth, and displays a …

Syria crisis: Turkey downs 'drone' on Syria border

<b>Turkey says its warplanes have shot down an unidentified aircraft which intruded into its airspace near the border with Syria.</b><p>Media reports quote officials as saying the aircraft was a type of drone.<p>The Syrian government is known to be operating drones, as are Russia and the US-led coalition …

Airspace

Artificial neural networks are changing the world. What are they? - ExtremeTech

By on October 12, 2015 at 7:30 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Since the invention of the …