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The key to happiness is simple, but it’s not easy

In Herman Hesse’s novel <i>Siddhartha</i>, the title character and his friend leave home, disowning all possessions, to seek spiritual enlightenment.<p>They decide to live on the road, homeless, journeying away from the known towards the unknown. It’s not a life of ease, but it is one they embrace.<p>When they …

Spirituality

This Simple Thought Experiment Shows Why We Need Quantum Gravity

There are two theories we have that explain all the particles and their interactions in the known Universe: General Relativity and the Standard Model of particle physics. General Relativity describes gravity perfectly everywhere we’ve ever looked. From the smallest-scale attractions we’ve ever …

Quantum Physics

This Awesome Periodic Table Tells You How to Actually Use All Those Elements

Americium could save your life.<p>Thanks to high school, we've all got a pretty good idea about what's on the periodic table.<p>But whether you're looking …

Chemistry

Three Recent Books On Physics And Philosophy

One of the evergreen topics in my social-media circles has to do with the relationship between physics and philosophy, which generally comes up in the form of accusations that physicists are too dismissive of philosophy. This may be an indication that I need to get out more.<p>The interaction of …

Quantum Mechanics

Dijkstra's algorithm in python: algorithms for beginners

<i>Photo by Ishan @seefromthesky on Unsplash</i><p>Dijkstra's algorithm can find for you the shortest path between two nodes on a graph. It's a must-know for …

Algorithms

How Buddhist meditation kept the Thai boys calm in the cave

When the 12 Thai boys who were trapped in a cave and were rescued one by one were first discovered by British divers a week ago, they were reportedly …

Meditation

The most important skill nobody taught you

Before dying at the age of 39, Blaise Pascal made huge contributions to both physics and mathematics, notably in fluids, geometry, and probability.<p>This work, however, would influence more than just the realm of the natural sciences. Many fields that we now classify under the heading of social …

Consciousness

10 Fascinating Photosynthesis Facts

Photosynthesis is the name given to the set of biochemical reactions that change carbon dioxide and water into the sugar glucose and oxygen. Read on …

Fall of the American Empire

The U.S. government is, as a matter of policy, literally ripping children from the arms of their parents and putting them in fenced enclosures (which officials insist aren’t cages, oh no). The U.S. president is demanding that law enforcement stop investigating his associates and go after his …

Political Science

The 42 Biggest Questions About Life, the Universe, and Everything

In a homage to 'Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy,' two physicists explain the biggest unknowns in science. I’ve summed them up as a tweetstorm.<p>In Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams’ classic irreverent tour through the universe, a supercomputer named Deep Thought discovers the answer to …

Physics

Is Capitalism a Threat to Democracy?

The idea that authoritarianism attracts workers harmed by the free market, which emerged when the Nazis were in power, has been making a comeback.<p>In London, in the nineteen-thirties, the émigré Hungarian intellectual Karl Polanyi was known among his friends as “the apocalyptic chap.” His gloom was …

I Know Which Country the U.S. Will Invade Next

By the end of this column, it will be clear which country the United States will invade and topple next. Or failing that, it will be clear which …

Why replacing politicians with experts is a reckless idea

In the age of Trump and Brexit, some people say that democracy is fatally flawed and we should be ruled by ‘those who know best’. Here’s why that’s not very clever. By David Runciman<p>Democracy is tired, vindictive, self-deceiving, paranoid, clumsy and frequently ineffectual. Much of the time it is …

Political Science

Understanding Blockchain: A Beginners Guide to Ethereum Smart Contract Programming

One of the hottest technologies of late is <i>blockchain</i>. A blockchain is a digital transaction of records that’s arranged in chunks of data called …

Blockchain

The WIRED Guide to Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence is overhyped—there, we said it. It’s also incredibly important.<p>Superintelligent algorithms aren’t about to take all the jobs …

The Philosophy of Ludwig Wittgenstein

Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951)<p>On April 26, 1889, Austrian-British philosopher <b>Ludwig Wittgenstein</b> was born. He worked primarily in logic, the …

Want to Get Fitter Than Ever? Add This 1 Component to Your Workout Routine

If you've got your workout schedule locked in, it's easy to just go through the motions and forget about making any changes to it. Although strength training is an essential part of your fitness program that you shouldn't overlook, there might be something missing from your traditional …

4 Types of Machine Intelligence You Should Know

Cognitive computing, AI, machine learning, and deep learning are often used to describe the same thing, when they actually differ. We explain what …

Artificial Intelligence

"A Complete Disaster": Noam Chomsky on Trump and the Future of US Politics

President Donald Trump speaks during a joint presser with Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida, on …

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8 vitamins and supplements that are a total waste of money — and could even be dangerous

• <b>When it comes to vitamin pills, more is not always better.</b>• <b><br>Some vitamins are simply pointless and won't improve your health. Some vitamins may be</b> …

Wellness

Here Are 7 Brilliant Insights From Noam Chomsky on American Empire

Noam Chomsky is an expert on many matters -- linguistics, how our economy functions and propaganda, among others. One area where his wisdom …

Part 1: It's been done to Russia before but this time will be the last

- Advertisement -<p>The Turning on Russia Series<p>Boris Yeltsin gets the last laugh when he picked Vladimir Putin to become president. (Putin taking the …

Geopolitics

Take A Ten Year Vacation

<i>"A 60:40 allocation to passive long-only equities and bonds has been a great proposition for the last 35 years …We are profoundly worried that this</i> …

Geek of the Week: With an eye on AI, teen coder Zoe Sheill applies real intelligence to future goals

Zoe Sheill hasn’t completed her senior year at Mercer Island High School. But she can’t wait for school to start next year.<p>That’s because the …

Qigong

What is Qigong?<p>Qigong, which is sometimes spelled Chi-Kung (and pronounced chee-gung), is the study and practice of cultivating vital life-force …

Modern Buddhism: So New, So Familiar

By seven o’clock on the morning of August 26, 1873, a crowd of some five thousand had gathered around a raised platform in the town of Panadure …

Hinduism

Programming: A highly sought talent in Silicon Valley

Computer engineers are in high demand, with companies shelling out huge salaries for the best talent -- especially in California's Silicon</b> …

Silicon Valley

The United States Has a Superb Military That Never Gets the Job Done

Andrew J. BacevichHere’s why.The post The United States Has a Superb Military That Never Gets the Job Done appeared first on The Nation.