Mark Vernik

821 Flips | 5 Magazines | 28 Likes | 3 Following | 495 Followers | @ccsearchtech | Keep up with Mark Vernik on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Mark Vernik”

The Greatest Mistake In The History Of Physics

We all love our most cherished ideas about how the world and the Universe works. Our conception of reality is often inextricably intertwined with our ideas of who we are. But to be a scientist is to be prepared to doubt all of it each and every time we put it to the test. All it takes is one …

Two slits and one hell of a quantum conundrum

Philip Ball lauds a study of a famous experiment and the insights it offers into a thoroughly maddening theory.<p><b>Through Two Doors at Once: The Elegant</b> …

Black hole eats and destroys hapless star which wandered too close

Beware of the hungry black hole.<p>Astronomers tracked a supermassive black hole, 20 million times larger than the sun, which ate up and destroyed a …

We Finally Understand What Really Happens When a Black Hole Eats a Star

*burp*<p>At the center of our galaxy resides a Supermassive Black Hole (SMBH) known as Sagittarius A.<p>Based on ongoing observations, astronomers have …

Santa Cruz

Evidence Found for a New Fundamental Particle

An experiment at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory near Chicago has detected far more electron neutrinos than predicted — a possible …

Physics

Ever wonder how the universe might end?

Katie Mack is a theoretical astrophysicist, meaning it’s her job to think about the greatest mysteries of the cosmos. She specializes in cosmology, …

Stephen Hawking

Mysterious Light Seen Around a Newly Forming Star

Growing up is hard to do in the Universe. In the great gravitational dance of the cosmos, it's the biggest, most massive seeds that usually emerge …

Universe

'There is no such thing as past or future': physicist Carlo Rovelli on changing how we think about time

Seven Brief Lessons on Physics sold over a million copies around the world. Now Rovelli is back to explore the mysteries of time. He tells Charlotte Higgins about student revolution and how his quantum leap began with an acid trip<p>• Extract from Carlo Rovelli’s new book: on the elastic concept of …

The remote Welsh chapel where there's only one worshipper left

As you walk into Evan Thomas Jones's farmhouse you are hit with a scorching dry heat and the smell of burning wood coming from the old Rayburn stove …

Scientists baffled as they discover a mysterious 'ghost galaxy' with no dark matter

While galaxies and dark matter usually go hand-in-hand, scientists have been amazed to discover a ‘ghost galaxy’ that is missing most, if not all, of …

Kepler solves star explosion mystery

“When I first saw the Kepler data, my jaw dropped. I said, ‘Oh wow!’”<p>Supernovae, or exploding stars, mark the end of life for the most massive stars, …

The Sun Is Spitting Out Strange Patterns of Gamma Rays—and No One Knows Why

Our closest star remains an enigma. Every 11 years or so its activity crescendos, creating flares and coronal mass ejections—the plasma-spewing …

21 Facts That Will Remind You How Complex The Universe Really Is

"The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper."

Universe

Exotic state of matter: An atom full of atoms

Scientists from TU Wien (Vienna, Austria) and the USA have provided proof for a new state of matter: an electron orbits a nucleus at a great …

Quantum Physics

5 things you're doing that make people dislike you immediately

Following is a transcript of the video.<p>5 things you're doing that make people dislike you immediately.<p>1. Sharing too many photos on social media.<p>Posting too many photos might alienate people, according to one study that looked at 508 Facebook users. Posting too many family photos may alienate …

Dark energy survives neutron star crash test while rivals fail

The simultaneous detection of gravitational waves and light from a cosmic collision has left a few theories of dark matter and dark energy dead in …

Dark Matter

If the Universe Is Expanding, What Does It Expand Into?

<i>If the universe is expanding, then what does it expand into?</i><p><b>Richard Muller:</b><p>The universe doesn't have to be expanding into anything in order to …

How to use Universal Clipboard on your Mac

With the introduction of iOS 10 and macOS Sierra, Apple has stepped up its Continuity game with Universal Clipboard: Copy something on iOS, paste it …

MacBook Air

3 Truths About Why Video Sermons are Better Than Live Teachers

With the rise of multi-campus churches, the question of live or video sermons has been a question at the forefront of this movement. Some churches …

This Beautiful Photo of Saturn and Earth Will be Cassini's Legacy

Remembering 'The Day the Earth Smiled.'<p>The NASA spacecraft Cassini ends its mission on September 15, after spending 20 years in space and capturing …

14 WordPress Plugins Using Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning

Artificial intelligence is all the rage these days. All big tech companies are working on their own version and the topic regularly pops up on the …

YouTube vs Vimeo – Which One is Better for WordPress Videos?

When it comes to uploading videos online, YouTube and Vimeo are the two most popular platforms in the market. That’s why we’re often asked about …

Physicists Want to Rebuild Quantum Theory From Scratch

Scientists have been using quantum theory for almost a century now, but embarrassingly they still don’t know what it means. An informal poll taken at …

How to Create a WordPress Intranet for Your Organization

Do you want to create a WordPress intranet for your organization? WordPress is a powerful platform with tons of flexible options that makes it ideal …

Quantum Physics Overview

How Quantum Mechanics Explains the Invisible Universe<p>Quantum physics is the study of the behavior of matter and energy at the molecular, atomic, …

Quantum Physics

Gmail inbox full? Here’s how to delete old messages and clear up space in under a minute.

Are you getting the dreaded “inbox full” message on your Gmail account? It’s stressful to go back through all of your emails one by one and decide …

8 Plugins Every WordPress Website Needs

Make sure you have these essential plugins to keep your site running smoothly and efficiently.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As any WordPress user knows, plugins are an important feature to any site, and finding the right ones can be a chore.<p>For those <i>not</i> familiar, …

This One Imperfection In Nuclear Physics Allowed Earth To Exist

In order to create a rocky planet that’s teeming with life, the Universe needed to create large amounts of the heavy elements required for life’s processes. To make many of those elements, such as Tin, Iodine, Selenium, Molybdenum, Zinc, and Copper, you need supernovae to have occurred many times …

Neutrons

How to Display Most Popular Tags in WordPress

Do you want to display the most popular tags used on your WordPress site? Tags and categories are the two default ways to sort your content in …

The Universe Itself May Be Unnatural

When it comes to the physical Universe, we fully expect things obeying the same fundamental laws to unfold in similar fashions, and to be comparable to one another today. By the same token, if they obey vastly different rules, we expect them to be different from one another today. If aspects of the …

Dark Matter