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Thinking Outside the Quantum Box

The counterintuitive predictions of quantum theory have now been experimentally confirmed with unprecedented rigor. Yet, the question of how to</i> …

Quantum Mechanics

Machine Learning Top 10 Open Source Projects (v.Feb 2018)

This is a new monthly series<p>For the past month<b>,</b> we ranked nearly 250 Machine Learning Open Source Projects to pick the Top 10.<p>We compared projects …

Machine Learning

The idea that everything from spoons to stones are conscious is gaining academic credibility

Consciousness permeates reality. Rather than being just a unique feature of human subjective experience, it’s the foundation of the universe, present in every particle and all physical matter.<p>This sounds like easily-dismissible bunkum, but as traditional attempts to explain consciousness continue …

Consciousness

Accounts of rape, burning children and murder: How a Rohingya massacre unfolded at Tula Toli

<b>(CNN) —</b> Discarded and left for dead, Mumtaz says she found herself on top of a mound of charred, entangled bodies.<p>"They killed and killed and piled the bodies up high. It was like cut bamboo," says Mumtaz, a Rohingya woman from the village of Tula Toli in western Myanmar.<p>"In the pile there was …

CNN

Trump to end key ACA subsidies, a move that will threaten the law’s marketplaces

President Trump is throwing a bomb into the insurance marketplaces created under the Affordable Care Act, choosing to end critical payments to health insurers that help millions of lower- ­income Americans afford coverage. The decision coincides with an executive order on Thursday to allow …

Health Care

Tillerson’s News Conference Only Highlights Strains With Trump

WASHINGTON — Long-simmering tension within President Trump’s national security team spilled into public view on Wednesday as Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson took the extraordinary step of calling a news conference to affirm his support for Mr. Trump, despite what associates describe as his deep …

Here Are 15 All-Time Best Photos From Cassini That You Absolutely Must See

Wow. Just, wow.<p>Cassini has been out there hard at work for a long time. The Saturn probe departed Earth in 1997 and spent seven years speeding across …

Astronomy

One of Our Fundamental Assumptions About Black Holes Was Just Overturned in The Lab

We have a problem.<p>Black holes are the most intense and mysterious cosmic phenomena in the Universe, and new research shows we understand even less …

As Earth's Climate Changes, Is It Time to Redefine the Four Seasons?

If you live in Earth's middle latitudes, you're accustomed to experiencing four traditional seasons: winter, spring, summer and autumn, also known as …

Astronomers discover a new type of star: BLAPs

It’s not every day (or night, I suppose) that astronomers discover a new kind of star. In this case, it’s not so much that the stars are totally …

Cassini's 'Inside Out' Movie From Within Saturn's Rings Will Make You Emotional

On September 15th, Cassini’s 20-year-long exploration of the Saturnian system will finally—regrettably—come to an end. But even in its final act, the …

Astronomy

Trump Associate Boasted That Moscow Business Deal ‘Will Get Donald Elected’

WASHINGTON — A business associate of President Trump promised in 2015 to engineer a real estate deal with the aid of the president of Russia, Vladimir V. Putin, that he said would help Mr. Trump win the presidency.<p>The associate, Felix Sater, wrote a series of emails to Mr. Trump’s lawyer, Michael …

Physicists Just Achieved Quantum Teleportation Underwater For The First Time

Whoa.<p>Chinese scientists have successfully sent information between entangled particles through sea water, the first time this type of quantum …

Quantum Mechanics

10+ Unique Photos of The Eclipse You Really Need to See

Wowowowow.<p>If you're currently residing somewhere in the continental United States, chances are you were able to glimpse at least a partial solar …

60 Years Of Starstuff: How Humanity Discovered Where Our Elements Come From

In science, you don’t have to get everything right in order to get the most incredible things correct. Sometimes good ideas emerge from a failed paradigm. An excellent example of both is the groundbreaking stellar nucleosynthesis paper (creation of complex nuclei from simpler ones) paper, published …

Physics

Physicists create mind-bending 'negative mass' that accelerates backwards and could help explain black holes

Scientists have created a fluid with "negative mass" which they claim can be used to explore some of the more challenging concepts of the cosmos.<p>Washington State University physicists explained that this mass, unlike every physical object in the world we know, accelerates backwards when pushed.<p>The …

Physics

Snap will report earnings for the first time on May 10

Mark your calendars.<p>Snap has set a date for its first-ever earnings call: Wednesday, May 10, after the public markets close.<p>It’ll be the first time that Snap, which just went public last month, reports earnings as a public company, and the first major update from the company since it released its …

NASA's first 4K broadcast from the ISS will be live from AWS

For the first time, NASA will be broadcasting live from the International Space Station (ISS). While NASA has posted 4K video from space before, this …

NASA's Never-Before-Seen Photos of Astronauts Going to Space Are Incredible

There was never a photo studio like space — and there was never a studio in space that was anything like the moon, as TIME explores in Unseen Apollo, …

An 80-Year-Old Prank Revealed, Hiding in the Periodic Table!

You wouldn’t know it, because it’s hiding down there at the bottom of the periodic table of elements, but it’s a prank—something a five-year-old might do—and the guy who did it was one of the greatest chemists in America. It’s pure silliness, staring right at you, right where I’ve drawn my circle, …

Periodic Table

NASA's new spaceship looks sleeker than a sports car

SpaceX already has a contract with NASA to deliver supplies to the ISS, but now it has finally convinced the space agency that its Dragon spaceship can safely transport humans.<p>Take a look inside the sleek new space capsule that future astronauts will travel in.

Space Travel

Scientists Create Electronic Circuits In Living Roses

A circuit by any other name would smell as sweet<p>Fusing machines and animals is a fairly common theme in both science and science fiction. You've heard of cyborg cockroaches, DIY cyborgs, and the Borg.<p>But what about melding plants and machines? That's something that hasn't been attempted as much. In …