Andy Harrelson

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The Strange Topology That Is Reshaping Physics

Charles Kane never thought he would be cavorting with topologists. “I don't think like a mathematician,” admits Kane, a theoretical physicist who has …

Quantum Mechanics
Apollo Missions

A Test for Consciousness?

Will we ever really know what, or even where, consciousness is? Is there any way to get at it scientifically, conclusively? Week by week we hear …

Consciousness

NASA uploads hundreds of historic experimental flight videos to YouTube

Fans of experimental aircraft from the 20th century are in for a treat. NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center has begun uploading its entire …

Aviation

7 Powerful Habits That Can Instantly Make You Smarter and More Creative | Inc.com

Ideas serve as your gasoline to growing and innovating in life and business. But when the tank is empty and there doesn't seem to be a gas station nor anyone in sight to give you a lift, times can become worrisome.<p>While some may think that intelligence and creativity is a natural gift handed to the …

Creativity

Inside Magic Leap, The Secretive $4.5 Billion Startup Changing Computing Forever

The hottest ticket in tech is an invitation to a banal South Florida business park, indistinguishable on the outside from countless other office buildings that dot America’s suburban landscape. Inside, it’s a whole different story. A different reality, in fact. Humanoid robots walk down the halls, …

Augmented Reality

This Week’s Night Sky: Watch a Parade of Planets

The moon will gather with a colorful ensemble of planets and stars, leading up to the year’s best view of the red planet Mars.<p><b>Planet Party.</b> After darkness falls on May 18, look toward the high southern sky for the waxing gibbous moon posing next to the dazzling blue star Spica.<p>The two objects will …

Our Solar System Could Remain Habitable Long After Earth Is Destroyed

In a few billion years, the oceans will boil away and the atmosphere will burn up as our sun expands into a red giant. It’ll be game-over for life on …

Best science fiction and fantasy books of 2015

As per that ancient Chinese curse, SF and fantasy have been living through interesting times. This year attempts to rig the Hugo ballots by disaffected, right-wing, mostly American fans – known as the Sad Puppies and the Rabid Puppies – were heartily rebuffed by fandom more generally. The Puppies …

Books

A Woman Had EIGHT of These Mini-Monsters Lodged in Her Brain | Women's Health

After investigating, doctors discovered there were sacs of larvae from eight tapeworm eggs growing in her brain. That’s right—she had tapeworms in her brain. And they were making their presence felt.<p>“Sometimes my sight was impaired...I could not see properly," Yadira, 31, told <i>USA Today</i>.<p>How in the …

Santa Monica

DARPA wants to build a personal assistant that can read your mind

In a talk at June's DARPA Biology is Technology conference in New York City, DARPA program manager Justin Sanchez explained that the data from our smart watches and trackers actually ends up being pretty meaningless, since these devices can't put data in any sort of context or output a recommended …

Singularity