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This trick from a famous physicist can help you learn anything faster

Feynman was not yet the famous physicist he would soon become (as his biographer James Gleick put it, "His Feynman aura...was still strictly local"), so he took his preparation seriously.<p>Feynman drove up to MIT, a campus familiar from his undergraduate years, and a place "where he could be alone." …

Physics

Astronomers just saw a black hole blow something incredible into space with tremendous force

Until now, astronomers could only theorize.<p>But after an exciting observation recently announced in the journal Science, an international team has witnessed first-hand the violent battle between a sun-like star and supermassive black hole — and its incredible aftermath.<p>What they observed is an …

Universe

16 Wikipedia Pages That Will Change The Way You See The Universe

Robot proteins, immortality, Martian rocks falling from the sky, catastrophic eruptions, and reverse evolution! What more could you ask for?

Everything you need to know about the mysterious cosmic phenomenon astrophysicists call a 'white hole'

So what in the universe is a white hole?<p>It's imagination day, and we're going to talk about fantasy creatures. Like unicorns, but even rarer. Like leprechauns, but even more fantastical!<p>Today, we're going to talk about white holes. Before we talk about white holes, let's talk about black holes.<p>And …

Physics

Why We Need More Ahmed Mohameds

A Muslim-American high school freshman was arrested for bringing a homemade clock to school. He deserves a very public apology.<p>By now, you may have heard about Ahmed Mohamed, a 9th grade student who was arrested in Texas for bringing a homemade clock to school. The clock wasn't a class assignment; …

If we live in one of multiple universes, here's how we could find out

The existence of parallel universes may seem like something cooked up by science fiction writers, with little relevance to modern theoretical physics.<p>But the idea that we live in a "multiverse" made up of an infinite number of parallel universes has long been considered a scientific possibility — …

Quantum Mechanics

Physicists have stranger ideas than the most preposterous Old Testament preacher

But in The Universe in Your Hand, Christophe Galfard takes the reader by the hand to explain quarks, gluons, parallel universes and exploding suns in a friendly, avuncular-vicar manner<p>Physicists have a nerve. I know one (I’ll call him Mark) who berates every religious person he meets, yet honestly …

Physics

How Physics Will Change—and Change the World—in 100 Years — NOVA Next

One hundred years ago, Albert Einstein had only just published his revolutionary new theory of gravity, atomic nuclei were entirely mysterious, and …

Why You Need to Stop Stretching Before You Work Out

Best Stuff<p>After lathering up a a whole lot, we crown the winning washes.<p>By Adam Hurly1 day agoView More<p>Best of GQ<p>The 84-year-old music legend has …

Quantum Entanglement: How Interstellar Got the Science Right But the Human Math Wrong

<b>Warning:</b> This article contains light spoilers for Christopher Nolan’s <i>Interstellar</i>.<p>“So Mr. Nolan you want to make a movie about a father and daughter …

Broncos-Chargers: 10 things to know from Denver's 35-21 Thursday win

Peyton Manning has won more Thursday night games than any other quarterback in NFL history.<p>Peyton Manning is 38 years old; playing on four days rest …