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The Physics and Fantasy of Time Travel

You Can Also Listen On<p>About This Episode<p>Is time travel merely science fiction, or is it possible without contradicting the laws of physics? In this …

Physics

Archaeologists Just Discovered Something Extraordinary Underneath The Scene Of A Nazi Massacre

In a quiet forest in Lithuania, some of the most harrowing events of the 20th century took place. Now, 70 years later, high-tech imaging techniques …

Elon Musk Tells You His Plan for Mars

<i>To "be out there among the stars ... That's the future that's exciting.</i> <i>You need things like that to be glad to wake up in the morning. Lifecan't just be about solving problems, they have to be inspiring andmake you glad to be alive."</i>-- Elon Musk<p>Elon Musk teaches presidents about rocket science -- …

WATCH: 3 Simple Ways to Time Travel (Plus 3 Complicated Ones)

You'd better be standing up for this.<p>Alright, who's ready to travel in time with me? Oops we already did. Let's try that again. Who's... Okay, this …

What Would Happen If Humans Suddenly Disappeared From The Planet?

It’s the stuff of Hollywood horror films and post-apocalyptic video games: How would Earth look if we all just suddenly disappeared off the map?<p>Love …

New "Diverging Diamond" Intersection Design Cuts Crashes by Sixty Percent

It’s tempting to think of technological advancement in terms of radical new materials or near-magical computer science—for example, the way …

Understanding the Inverse-Square Law of Light

In this blog post, I would like to share some insights with you regarding the connection between aperture and the inverse-square law of light, as …

Shutter Speed

How Great Photographers Do Food Porn

If good photographers can make food look great, can they also make it taste great?<p>That's the question that inspired <i>The Photographer's Cookbook</i>, a …

NBA Playoffs 2016: 5 Topics to Get Ready

This year’s NBA finals, which start Thursday night, will pit the Golden State Warriors against the Cleveland Cavaliers for the second year in a row. The Warriors, led by Stephen Curry, enter the playoffs having become the 10th team in NBA history to overcome a 3-1 series deficit to win the Western …

The Greatest Philosopher You've Never Heard Of

Let's be honest. When most of us talk about philosophy — the hard-core, name-dropping, theory-quoting kind — we're talking about a particular lineage that traces back to the Hellenistic Greeks.<p>But consider, for a moment, the fact that over the last few thousand years there've been a whole lot of …

Meditation

Schrodinger's Cat Is Now Alive - And Dead - In Two Boxes at Once, IRL Experiment Reveals

Physicists just sawed that cat in half.<p>Scientists have just kicked the famous Schrodinger’s cat thought experiment up a notch by cutting that poor …

Quantum Physics

Quantum Mechanics Has Reached Limit, Says Stanford Scientist Who Offers Alternative

The present framework of quantum mechanics has reached its limit, said Professor Emeritus Dr. William Tiller of Stanford University’s department of …

Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk Official Synopsis & Cast Announced

Advertising [x]<p>by Chris Agar<p>– on<p>in Movie News<p>Christopher Nolan is a director known for big-budget genre fare such as the <i>Dark Knight</i> trilogy, …

Dunkirk

Astronomers Might Have Just Solved a Key Mystery About the Origin of Life

If a massive solar storm struck the Earth today, it could wipe out our technology and hurl us back to the dark ages. Lucky for us, events like this …

The Real Reasons Quantum Entanglement Doesn't Allow Faster-Than-Light Communication

My colleague-in-blogging Ethan Siegel does a regular reader-request feature, and this week’s edition drifts into my territory, answering a question about using quantum entanglement for faster-than-light communication. As I jokingly said on Twitter, Ethan’s answer is pretty good for an astronomer, …

Quantum Physics

Why China Is Key to the Future of Virtual Reality

I was in Shenzhen, China last week at the first CE China trade show, which was produced by IFA, the German company that also produces the giant IFA …

Virtual Reality

The Payments Industry Explained Report

BI Intelligence<p>The way we pay is changing dramatically. For example, people are beginning to use their smartphones for every kind of formal and informal transaction — to shop at stores, buy songs online, and even split their rent.<p>At the heart of these changes in how we pay are thousands of …

How Jungle Book Director Jon Favreau Got Such a Great Performance Out of Acting Novice Neel Sethi

So who exactly is Neel Sethi, the 12 year-old cinematic newcomer who's the only live-on-screen human performer in Disney's <i>The Jungle Book</i> ? Which -- after spending its second weekend at the top of the domestic box office -- has now gone on to sell over $500 million worth of tickets worldwide.<p>More …

How a Young Leonardo DiCaprio Predicted His Future

In February 1995, TIME introduced its readers to a new class of movie stars. “Generation X-Cellent,” as writer Ginia Bellafante called them, was “an …

Claire Danes

Here's what could happen to Earth over the next 500 years

1/<p>Let's start with the year 2100, when things really started getting hot — on average, almost 4 degrees Fahrenheit hotter than in 2016.<p>3/<p>Glaciers in …

Testing the Multiverse: Beyond the Limits of Science? (Op-Ed)

<i>Robert Lawrence Kuhn is the creator, writer and host of "Closer to Truth," a public television series and online resource that features the world's</i> …

Gravitational waves explained

A century after Albert Einstein rewrote our understanding of space and time, physicists have confirmed one of the most elusive predictions of his …

blackholes

Here's What Belief In A Religion Does To Your Brain

The perceived conflict between religion and science has played out across history, from lectures in Ancient Greek pantheons to discussions on …

Science Confirms We Should All Be Eating a Japanese Diet

Seeking validation for your excessive sushi delivery habit? How about – it can save your life.<p>A new study by researchers at Tokyo’s National Centre …

One poster contains the history of space exploration

"From the Luna 2 in 1959 to the DSCOVR in 2015"<p>It used to be that you'd buy an atlas of the world to hang on your wall, but now you're better off with a map of space exploration. This poster from Pop Chart Lab follows the rough path of every "orbiter, lander, rover, flyby, and impactor to ever slip …

Topaz DeNoise 6 – How to Be a Noise Reduction Ninja

In this tutorial, I will show you a very effective workflow for reducing the noise in your images using Topaz DeNoise 6. Topaz Labs have released the …

There are two Donald Trumps and one is cerebral: Ben Carson explains his endorsement of a man who once compared him to child molesters

<b>Former Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson listens at left, before announcing he will endorse Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump during a news conference at the Mar-A-Lago Club, Friday, March 11, 2016, in Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky) (AP)</b><p>Carson says he received …

Best Corned Beef Recipes for St. Patrick's Day Dinner

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with delicious corned beef.<p>Stock up on Guinness and lay out all your best green clothing, St. Patrick’s Day is just …

Why People Love Bass

The beat drops and people start nodding their heads. It's a common behavior, so it's easy to disregard. But the reasons why humans respond to a killer beat aren't necessarily obvious.