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Astrophysicist says aliens could be hiding behind repositioned stars

Astrophysicist Dan Hooper thinks we’ll eventually have to wrangle the stars in our night sky, like wayward cattle straying from the herd, in order to keep the lights on. This is because the universe is constantly expanding and pulling stars with it. If he’s right, his logic would apply to all …

Dyson

Beyond Time

We conventionally think of time as something simple and fundamental. It flows uniformly, independent of everything else, from the past to the future, …

Physics

Exploring consciousness using psychedelics

DMT is a potent psychedelic drug used for centuries in ritual contexts. It induces rich experiences characterised by feelings of deep immersion into …

The Human Brain Can Create Structures in Up to 11 Dimensions

"We found a world that we had never imagined."<p>Last year, neuroscientists used a classic branch of maths in a totally new way to peer into the …

The Brain

If You Thought Quantum Mechanics Was Weird, Check Out Entangled Time

Where the future influences the past.<p>In the summer of 1935, the physicists Albert Einstein and Erwin Schrödinger engaged in a rich, multifaceted and …

Do Quantum Machines Roam the Universe?

I have a confession of the likes that really only a scientist can make: Until recently I had a poor grasp of the principles of quantum computing. I …

Science Is Getting Closer to Understanding What Goes on Inside The Mind When We Dream

Here's why dreams matter.<p>Dreams are so strange and carry so much significance to us that we often feel the need to tell people about our nocturnal …

What Happens After Death? New Theory Suggests Consciousness Moves To Another Universe?

A book titled “<i>Biocentrism: How Life and Consciousness Are the Keys to Understanding the Nature of the Universe</i>“ has stirred up the internet, because …

According To Physicists Parallel Worlds Interact With Us

<b>According to new claims made by some physicists, there are other parallel worlds that interact with us.</b><p>Quantum mechanics is a tested science, but it …

Telepathy is real

How do we transmit information from one person to another?<p>(Inside Science) -- Now, I don’t want to alarm anyone, but telepathy, the act of transferring thoughts into someone else’s head is now real. As in, published-in-academic-papers real. People have now telepathically communicated with each …

Scientific Theory And The Multiverse Madness

<i>Sabine Hossenfelder is a research fellow at the Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies in Germany. Her research focuses on general relativity and quantum gravity. She is author of the blog</i> Backreaction <i>and her first book, Lost in Math, is set to appear in June. You can find her on Twitter at @skdh.</i><p>…

Dark Matter

Apple Watches thought fans watching Saints-Vikings were having heart attacks

The incredible finish was not for the faint of heart<p>Sunday's Saints-Vikings divisional round playoff game had one of the most thrilling finishes …

Apple Watch

How to quit bad habits without willpower: 3 secrets from neuroscience

Got any serious bad habits? The extra-strength ones with the FDA warning. The kind you really beat yourself up about — but still engage in all the …

5 Mexican Crockpot Recipes That Are Half the Work With Twice the Flavor

When preparing meals for the week ahead, it can be easy to get into a recipe rut. We all have our fallbacks, and when energy is low and time is …

31 delicious one-pot recipes

My brother-in-law and I are the same kind of cooks — it's been described that we will grab every clean mixing bowl or pot in a kitchen and dirty it …

Alexa finally listens for Fire TV. It was worth the wait

Amazon added Alexa to its popular TV-connected streaming devices, the Fire TV box and Fire TV stick, way back in 2015, but it wasn't the Alexa most people know and love.<p>Instead of being able to say, "Alexa, what's the weather?" into thin air, you had to speak into the remote while holding a button, …

Neuroscientist explains how your brain hallucinates your conscious reality

In this recently released TED Talk, neuroscientist Anil Seth explains the intricacies of human consciousness and how we all are constantly …

Consciousness

AI Is Inventing Languages Humans Can’t Understand. Should We Stop It?

Researchers at Facebook realized their bots were chattering in a new language. Then they stopped it.<p>Bob: “I can can I I everything else.”<p>Alice: “Balls have zero to me to me to me to me to me to me to me to me to.”<p>To you and I, that passage looks like nonsense. But what if I told you this nonsense …

If You Love Mexican Food, You'll Go Crazy for These Chicken Taco Soup Recipes

>Everyone knows about Taco Tuesday, but we are firm believers that every day should be a taco day. Sometimes we want to take in all of the goodness …

How to watch every Marvel Cinematic Universe film in the right order

Microsoft manages to cram artificial intelligence on the Raspberry Pi 3 PC board

The Raspberry Pi 3 is one of the most popular devices you can buy. For $35, this inexpensive all-in-one computer board can be used to power numerous …

Machine Learning

The Strange Loop in Deep Learning

Douglas Hofstadter in his book “I am a Strange Loop” coined this idea:<p>In the end, we are self-perceiving, self-inventing, locked-in mirages that are …

Deep Learning

16 One-Pot Chicken Recipes for Easy, Breezy Weeknight Dinners

When you're trying to eat well during the week, it's always important to think about minimizing the amount of cleanup you'll have to do after making dinner: The last thing you want to have to do is wash half the dishes in your kitchen after working a full day (<i>and</i> cooking dinner). One-pot meals, …

Are We Living in a Computer Simulation? Elon Musk Thinks So.

Simulation Hypothesis<p>While many people take reality at face value, others believe the far more intriguing theory that we are living in a computer …

April Meal Planner: 30 Colorful, Healthy Meals To Keep Your Table Fresh

April is conceptually the first month of REAL spring, so naturally, we tend to focus on light, healthy, refreshing meal options that will help us get in shape for summer. We also get to go *nuts* at the farmer’s market after months of limited seasonal food options. It’s the month of asparagus …

Watching a Word Document transform into an Alexa skill is trippy as hell

For almost forty years, the default way people interacted with computers was by clicking or selecting a pre-defined input, using either a keyboard or a mouse. But now, in 2017, things are changing. There’s been a renaissance in chatbots, which have evolved from being a ‘toy’, to being used for …

10 Easy Dinner Recipes That Will Become Family Favorites

A recipe that the <i>entire</i> family loves is priceless — mainly because you won’t hear “I’m hungry” five minutes after clearing the table. From Grilled Chicken Fajitas to Turkey Burgers, these easy recipes will become some of you’re most requested. The best part? They’ve all been tested, perfected and …

Cooking

Does Dark Matter Exist, Or Is Gravity Wrong? The Answer Lies Billions Of Years In The Past

When we look out at the luminous matter in the Universe — stars, galaxies, clusters of galaxies and the hot gas in and between them — it tells a couple of different stories. One is the story of how normal matter (based on atomic nuclei and electrons) comes together to emit, absorb and otherwise …

Dark Matter