Alexander Vikulov

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Is God The Ultimate Computer? (Part III, The Digital Physics Argument for Pantheism)

<i>​by Alex Vikoulov</i><p><i>"All matter originates and exists only by virtue of a force which brings the particle of an atom to vibration and holds this most</i> …

Quantum Mechanics

Nasa's best Instagrams - in pictures

Light-years away from mind-numbing selfies and smug yoga shots, Nasa has launched an Instagram account, posting a series of pictures that are actually worth sharing. From supermagic black holes to the eerie image of an ­illuminated Earth rising from the surface of the moon, the space agency …

8 Of The Prettiest Space Photos Of The Year

The Royal Greenwich Observatory's Astronomy Photographer of the Year winners are on display now in London. Time to drop whatever it was you were doing and look at some star porn.<p>The winners of the fifth annual Astronomy Photographer of the Year awards from the Royal Observatory Greenwich have just …

Scientists use crowdsourcing to classify over 300,000 galaxies

Modern telescopes have presented astronomers with a problem: there are too many images of galaxies for scientists to classify every single one. But crowdsourcing has an answer. Since 2007, some astronomers have enlisted "citizen scientists" to do the heavy lifting through a project known as Galaxy …

The dawn of the 'start-up douchebag': San Francisco locals disturbed as Google, Facebook, Apple and eBay professionals move in

Vance Maverick points down at the pavement with a chuckle. There on the concrete, close to the spot in San Francisco’s Mission District where the …

This Is Why People Who Live In San Francisco Are So Happy And Healthy

<i>Our Living Well, On Location series explores cities and countries from around the world. How do other people pursue health and happiness? We're going coast to coast, country to country to find out.</i><p>Rudyard Kipling once said that the only drawback to San Francisco is how hard it is to leave.<p>Many San …

APOD: Filaments of the Vela Supernova Remnant (2013 Oct 01) Image Credit & Copyright: Angus Lau, Y Van, SS Tong (Jade Scope Observatory) http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap131001.html Explanation: The explosion is over but the consequences continue. About eleven thousand years ago a star in the constellation of Vela could be seen to explode, creating a strange point of light briefly visible to humans living near the beginning of recorded history. The outer layers of the star crashed into the interstellar medium, driving a shock wave that is still visible today. A roughly spherical, expanding shock wave is visible in X-rays. The above image captures some of that filamentary and gigantic shock in visible light. As gas flies away from the detonated star, it decays and reacts with the interstellar medium, producing light in many different colors and energy bands. Remaining at the center of the Vela Supernova Remnant is a pulsar, a star as dense as nuclear matter that rotates completely around more than ten times in a single second. http://www.jadescope.com/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=131001 #APOD

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A thrillseeker’s guide to Vietnam

Dense jungles, brooding mountains, endless waterways, towering cliffs, hairpin bends: the potential for adrenalin-fuelled adventure is limitless in Vietnam. Whether you prefer to scale the heights of jagged peaks or plumb the depths of coral reefs, Vietnam will deliver something special. Heck, just …

Bora Bora beyond the beach

Bora Bora is world-famous for its glinting turquoise lagoon, dazzlingly white sandy stretches of beach and luxurious resorts. With such a dreamlike setting, this magical island is, unsurprisingly, a great spot to decompress. But there’s much more to do than simply sipping a cocktail on your chaise. …

How to leave Maui (if you really have to)

You’ve double-checked your flight time, mapped out the gas station closest to the airport, shaken the sand out of your touristy beach towels, and had that conversation about packing the sunscreen or leaving it behind. It’s the end of your Maui vacation, and you’re off to return the rental car …

Hana: not just the end of Maui's most famous road

Road trippers consider the 52 miles, 59 bridges and 620 curves of the Hana Highway to be one of the finest driving roads on earth, and the ultimate option to chill out, ditch Maui’s tourist-heavy areas, and enjoy the emerald and azure scenery of east Maui’s coastline. But what if you’re looking to …

The world's best secret islands

Looking for a romantic spot that's (almost) all yours? Here’s a list from our brand new <i>Best in Travel 2011</i> guide to reignite your love affair with desert islands, with picks from across the globe.<p>1. Torres Strait Islands, Australia<p><i>Image by Killer White Fluff</i><p>As far as you can go in Oz without …

The most beautiful places on Earth – in pictures

As Lonely Planet turns 40 this year, the publisher has picked the most magnificent sights across the globe to be included in a new book entitled Beautiful World, which contains more than 200 images and aims to inspire readers to see the world as they have never seen it before

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Electric cars won't save the planet

Broader power reforms are the key to a brighter future<p>New research published in the <i>Environmental Science & Technology</i> journal this month has concluded that the widespread adoption of hybrid and all-electric vehicles wouldn't drastically reduce the emission of harmful gases in the United States. …

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Photographer Captures the Vast Beauty of the Golden Gate Bridge

Photographer Ali Ertrk has been capturing the striking beauty of a variety of landmarks since 2006. Based in San Francisco, the talented artist has specifically focused much of his attention on the Golden Gate Bridge, the massive, bright red suspension bridge in California that spans almost two …

San Francisco

Best in Show: Our Favorites From the 2013 L.A. Auto Show

What was once a relatively small-potatoes event on the international auto show circuit now plays host to a number of major debuts, and we were on the scene at the 2013 Los Angeles auto show to comprehensively cover all the new sheetmetal. This year, a wide array of concept and production vehicles …

World Wonders

Travel Photography

Sequel, sequel, sequel! Winona Ryder is in talks to star in 'Beetlejuice 2' - TODAY.com

Neilson Barnard / Today<p>Winona Ryder says she's discussing whether or not she'll join the cast of "Beetlejuice 2."<p>Winona Ryder may be joining the cast of "Beetlejuice 2," the sequel to Tim Burton's 1988 horror-comedy, the actress told The Daily Beast in a recent interview. "I'm kind of sworn to …

Brangelina's wine wows 'Wine Spectator'

Their rosé is ranked No. 84 on the magazine's Top 100 list for 2013.<p>Here's some Brad Pitt-Angelina Jolie news of a different vintage – the Hollywood couple's 2012 Jolie-Pitt & Perrin Côtes de Provence Rosé Miraval ranks No. 84 in <i>Wine Spectator</i>'s Top 100 list of the best wines of 2013.<p><i>Wine Spectator</i> …

Japan wants to sell its super-fast levitating trains to the US

Former US politicians have visited Japan for a ride on a train that uses magnetic levitation to travel at 315 mph. As cities around the world consider the introduction of maglev trains, the Japanese government hopes the American group's experience of the journey — a test ahead of Japan's planned …

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A Modern-Day Hanging Gardens Of Babylon

The Parkroyal Hotel on Pickering is a contemporary interpretation of Babylonian hanging gardens, via Southeast Asia.<p>Singapore prides itself on its green-minded policies. With a well-connected public transportation network, robust water collection and treatment infrastructure, and a promise to …