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Quantum mechanics trumps nonlocal causality

Action at a distance alone cannot explain quantum entanglement

The Multiverse Idea Is Rotting Culture

What looks at first glance like an opening up of possibilities is actually an attack on the human imagination.<p>You might not like what I’m about to say about the multiverse. But don’t worry; you’ve already had your revenge. If there are an infinite number of parallel universes, there will be any …

The Math Revolution

The number of American teens who excel at advanced math has surged. Why?<p>On a sultry evening last July, a tall, soft-spoken 17-year-old named David Stoner and nearly 600 other math whizzes from all over the world sat huddled in small groups around wicker bistro tables, talking in low voices and …

The 6 Most Effective Core Exercises for Cyclists

And two core exercises athletes should absolutely avoid<p>There are things you come across in cycling that you can ignore: jerk drivers, your buddy’s squeaky chain, anyone who calls you Lance Armstrong. And then there are things that you shouldn’t ignore—like your core muscles.<p>“Your core stabilizes …

Workouts

Flat Belly Workout - Abs and Obliques Workout to Tone Stomach

The Gospel Coalition (TGC)

Evangelical Christianity

This New Equation Might Finally Unite The Two Biggest Theories in Physics, Claims Physicist

Linking general relativity and quantum mechanics with wormholes.<p>One of the most stubborn problems in physics today is the fact that our two best …

Quantum Mechanics

Lost cities #8: mystery of Cahokia – why did North America's largest city vanish?

Long before Columbus reached the Americas, Cahokia was the biggest, most cosmopolitan city north of Mexico. Yet by 1350 it had been deserted by its native inhabitants the Mississippians – and no one is sure why<p>In its prime, about four centuries before Columbus stumbled on to the western hemisphere, …

The 2 exercises that will keep you fit for life

If you want to live a long and healthy life, you should make sure you're getting enough exercise.<p>It will keep your brain healthy and can add years to your life. Researchers have found that many fit older adults have the muscles and bones of people years — even decades— younger.<p>And any exercise is …

The simple math that helped mathematicians solve a vexing problem in the kids’ card game “Set”

When I was introduced to the game Set, with its 81 cards bearing colored shapes, it seemed so simple to understand that a child could win it. And yet it was not easy to win.<p>At the heart of the game is a decades-old puzzle that mathematicians were similarly befuddled by—until last month, when a new …

Mathematics

Digital Music Couldn't Exist Without the Fourier Transform

This is the Fourier Transform. You can thank it for providing the music you stream every day, squeezing down the images you see on the Internet into …

Richard Feynman on Teaching Math to Kids and the Lessons of Knowledge

Legendary scientist Richard Feynman was famous for his penetrating insight and clarity of thought. Famous for not only the work he did to garner a …

How Theoretical Physics Finally Caught Up With Ancient Philosophy

When big ideas and not data are core to scientific progress, cutting-edge thinkers go unheralded.<p>With the Big Bang theory, modern scientists gave us …

Physics

11 Things Truly Successful People Never Do (Ever)

You can drive yourself crazy trying to find the keys to success. Or you can just eliminate these 11 behaviors, and take some big steps toward achieving your goals.<p>How do you define success?<p>For some people, it's achieving a level of respect and accomplishment. Others benchmark their personal …

personaldevelopment

5 Un-Pro Essentials for Long Rides

A Saddlebag With a Multi-tool<p>YOICHI NAKANISHI via Flickr<p>Mary Poppins would be proud! My small saddlebag is home to two tubes, adhesive patches, valve extender, Presta valve adapter, and multi-tool. My latter weapon of choice is a Crank Brothers Multi-17 because it requires no cute assembly, is easy …

Multi-tools

8 Great Cycling Books to Read This Summer

Put a hammock on your list of gear needs—you'll want to spend some time with these fun, cycling-oriented reads<p>Long, sunny days and leftover vacation time make summer the best for reading, riding, and reading about riding. Here are some of our favorite page-turners for when we're not out riding …

Cycling

Earth - The strange fate of a person falling into a black hole

<i>This was the most-read story on BBC Earth in 2015. Here is another chance to read it.</i><p>It could happen to anyone. Maybe you're out trying to find a new habitable planet for the human race, or maybe you're just on a long walk and you slip. Whatever the circumstances, at some point we all find …

6 Useful Facts About Your Bike Chain

The chain is one of the most important parts of a bicycle, but it's often overlooked. When it’s working properly, you don’t even realize it’s there—but when it’s not, it’s probably the only thing you think about.<p>We rounded up six things you might not know about bike chains to help you get the most …

Tour de France

Runners, You Need to Do These 4 Exercises That Prevent Knee Pain - Women's Running

<i>*Courtesy of POPSUGAR Fitness</i><p>When you ramp up mileage too fast or are new to running, you can be hit with the dreaded runner’s knee, or pain and …

Compress

The mysterious boundary

A black hole’s event horizon is a one-way bridge to nowhere, a gateway to a netherworld cut off from the rest of the cosmos.<p>Understanding what …

Black Holes

Einstein's genius changed science's perception of gravity

Albert Einstein opened humankind’s eyes to the universe.<p>Before Einstein, space seemed featureless and changeless, as Isaac Newton had defined it two …

Physics

The arrow of time

In T.H. White’s fantasy novel <i>The Once and Future King</i>, Merlyn the magician suffers from a rare and incurable condition: He experiences time in …

Physics

When Does Procrastination Hurt You Most? (Hint: It's Not When You Think)

"Wait But Why" Blogger Tim Urban deconstructs procrastination--and makes some surprising discoveries.<p>Are you a procrastinator? That's a trick question--we all are. At least, that's what Tim Urban believes, and he should know. He writes the "Wait But Why" blog, which means he spends more time …

Procrastination

8 Habits of the Super Successful

Crowdsourced wisdom on the habits most likely to lead to incredible achievement.<p>Success means very different things to different people. But whether your idea of the good life is a big house and a fast car, making the world a better place, or producing work of lasting value in your discipline, are …

personaldevelopment

The 1 Key Secret to Being a Great Leader

Being an effective leader is more than about getting results. It's also about getting the most out of the people around you. Find out the secret sauce to great leadership.<p>There's a thousand different ways to become a leader but there's only a few ways to become a great leader.<p>If you ask any leader …

Winston Churchill

12 Powerful Habits I Have Stolen From Ultra-Successful People

As you may already know I am very curious about habits, behavior psychology and how it all affects success. For over two years I have been …

Want to Become Rich? Cultivate These 7 Habits

Wondering how to get wealthy? Here are the secrets.<p>Here's one of the most common and understandable questions many of us ask ourselves: "How do I get rich?"<p>There are two answers to this question. The first is to be born into money. The second, if it's too late for the first, is to become an …

Self-improvement

Exercises for Runner's Knee #runchat - RunToTheFinish

Runner's Knee Stretches

Runner’s Knee Exercises: 10 Minute Knee Pain Routine [Ep32]