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Why Don’t Soccer Stars Sign Contracts Like LeBron James and Kevin Durant?

The two best players at Arsenal—Alexis Sánchez and Mesut Ozil—are set to hit the market next summer. The club has either decided not to or isn’t able …

Soccer

Philosophy of the Large Hadron Collider | Michael Krämer | Life & Physics

There have been many tedious discussions about the value of philosophy for modern science. I find it much more interesting to ask if and in what way modern science can advance philosophy<p>The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at the European Organization for Nuclear Research CERN in Geneva is the world’s …

Physics

How Your Morning Starts With Quantum Physics

Quantum mechanics ranks as one of the greatest intellectual achievements in human history, in no small part because it’s such a counter-intuitive theory. Its most attention-grabbing predictions– particles behaving like waves, quantum uncertainty, superposition states, the non-local phenomena that …

What is the most difficult concept to grasp in physics?

As a PhD student in Fluid dynamics, I can't prevent myself from quoting <i>Werner Heisenberg</i><p>"When I meet God, I am going to ask him two questions: Why …

Quantum Physics

John Maynard Keynes Is the Economist the World Needs Now

Is there a doctor in the house? The global economy is failing to thrive, and its caretakers are fumbling. Greece took its medicine as instructed and …

Here's How Your Brain Gets You Around Town

A mix of imagination and memories of the physical shape of your surroundings helps orient you when you're lost.<p>Perhaps you know what it's like to be a <i>flâneur</i>. Without a goal or destination in mind, you walk easily for miles past your familiar city zone, not entirely sure which way you'll return.<p>But …

The Very Best Lesser-Known Parks Around Seattle, Mapped! - Curbed Seattle

It's easy to think of enjoying a day out in Seattle, sticking to Volunteer Park, Seward Park or Carkeek Park and calling it a day. But did you know <b>Seattle Parks and Recreation maintains over 400 Parks and open areas around the city</b>? Have you ever considered trying to check every single off your …

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Better Walking and Biking in Rio Favelas | Smart Cities Dive

Car and motorbike traffic on the narrow streets of Rio's favelas creates a safety hazard for cyclists and pedestrians. Photo by EMBARQ Brasil.<p>Hosting …

How To Moderate a Panel Like a Pro

The panel discussion was invented by someone who liked to sit three feet above his audience, talk with five of his closest friends for an hour, and barely acknowledge that there are 100 other people in the room, usually sitting in uncomfortable chairs.<p>But until the panel discussion disappears from …

Portuguese for the perplexed

Inspired by a popular guide to Understanding the British, I've put together a few entries in a Foreigners' Guide to Understanding Brazilians. …

Why have containers boosted trade so much?

AT FIRST glance they may just appear to be humble metal boxes. But containers—uniform boxes that can be easily moved between lorry, train and …

Eye of the tiger: Incredibly detailed photos show how animal eyes look on extreme close-up

Spot the human: The incredibly detailed photos that reveal animal eyes in extreme close-up<p>Collection includes hyena, python, tiger and monkey …

Government Lab Reveals It Has Operated Quantum Internet for Over Two Years - MIT Technology Review

One of the dreams for security experts is the creation of a quantum internet that allows perfectly secure communication based on the powerful laws of …

How does inflation matter?

THE IMF's recently published a thought-provoking analysis on changes in the apparent relationship between inflation and unemployment. I posted some …

Men: Win at Work by Leaning In at Home

Research shows that many men want to have richer lives, with greater emotional engagement and joy in their family lives and bigger contributions to their households. But they face substantial barriers at work, in their homes, and inside their own heads.<p>Just as women need support from their …