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Could the theory which predicted gravitational waves be wrong?

The detection of gravitational waves scooped the 2017 Nobel physics prize. But in a Perimeter Institute lecture Erik Verlinde proposes a rather different theory of gravity<p>One of those big open questions that we have in physics goes like this.<p>Einstein’s theory of General Relativity is elegant and …

Physics

Quantum Weirdness Once Again Shows We're Not Living in a Computer Simulation

There is no red pill.<p>Questions of whether our reality is a simulation of something deeper have kept philosophers and freshmen awake since Plato was a …

Quantum Mechanics

Here's 13 Things That Make People Dislike You Immediately, According to Science

Ugh.<p>Everyone's got a story about how they thought a certain friend was mean the first time they met, but realised later that he or she is actually …

The 100 best nonfiction books: No 83 – The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1776-1788)

Perhaps the greatest and certainly one of the most influential history books in the English language retains its power today<p>The most celebrated history book in the English language has its own famous founding myth:<p>“It was at Rome, on the 15th of October 1764, as I sat musing amidst the ruins of the …

Literature

Time Travel Isn't Possible ... or Is It?

The speed at which you move through space determines the speed at which you move through time.<p>Special relativity teaches us that the three dimensions of space and the solitary dimension of time are woven together like a fabric. It's impossible to think of them as separate entities, only a singular …

Physics

This Quantum Theory Predicts That The Future Might Be Influencing The Past

No, seriously.<p>One of the weirder aspects of quantum mechanics could be explained by an equally weird idea – that causation can run backwards in time …

Quantum Mechanics

4 Lies You Tell Yourself That Keep You From Being Successful

Stop talking yourself out of taking the next step.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The only person preventing you from being successful is you. It’s not society, it’s not the government and it’s not anyone in your life. Sure, some of us start off in life with better …

College & University

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God in the machine: my strange journey into transhumanism

After losing her faith, a former evangelical Christian felt adrift in the world. She then found solace in a radical technological philosophy – but its promises of immortality and spiritual transcendence soon seemed unsettlingly familiar<p>I first read Ray Kurzweil’s book, The Age of Spiritual …

Singularity

It's Official: Time Crystals Are a New State of Matter, And Now We Can Create Them

Peer-review has spoken.<p>Earlier this year, physicists had put together a blueprint for how to make and measure time crystals - a bizarre state of …

Quantum Mechanics

Who Founded Christianity? Some Say Jesus; Some Say Paul. What If Neither Did? The Answer Will Surprise You

<i>Jesus Preaching in the Temple at Capernaum</i> by Maurycy Gottlieb; Wikimedia Commons<p>Nowhere in the New Testament does Jesus or Paul say he is rejecting Judaism and starting a new religion. In fact, the term "Christian" doesn't appear at all in the Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John), which …

Theology

Chaos in Venezuela as Nicolas Maduro flip-flops on currency withdrawal

The president’s plan has tested the patience of many Venezuelans, sparking looting and unrest<p>The 100-bolivar bill was nearly worthless already when Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro attempted to make it completely useless.<p>The bill fetched just two cents on the black market, 14 cents at the …

Venezuela

Is Donald Trump Mentally Ill? 3 Professors Of Psychiatry Ask President Obama To Conduct 'A Full Medical And Neuropsychiatric Evaluation'

<i>I received this stunning letter to President Obama from a source, with written permission from Dr. Herman, Dr. Gartrell and Dr. Mosbacher, because the source knew that I had been interviewing Psychiatrists and Psychologists about Donald Trump's alleged "Narcissistic Personality Disorder".</i><p>Virtually …

Donald Trump

The startling obedience of Saint Joseph

He listened with his heart, as we must do too, to discern God's will for us<p><i>“Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary your wife into your</i> …

Christianity

Why we’re all everyday climate change deniers

Global warming is scary and abstract. No wonder we struggle to face up to it – and let politicians and industry off the hook<p>After Donald Trump won last month’s US presidential election, hot takes speedily declared it game over for the planet. But as Al Gore said at the weekend, “despair is just …

Climate

We Survive Because Reality May Be Nothing Like We Think It Is

Professor of cognitive science at the University of California, Irvine Donald H. Hoffman has doubts that reality is much like what we think it is. We …

The astrophysicist searching for the Universe’s ‘dark stars’

Much of the Universe is made up of a strange substance that bears no resemblance to the atoms that make up life, the planets and our stars. What is this dark matter – and how do we find it? Astrophysicist Katherine Freese explains in the cinematic, mind-expanding video above.<p>It is the ultimate …

Dark Matter

Paul vs. James And The Christian Brexit

Jerusexit or Jersualexit or Jextit? Could that describe the bitter ethnic factions and eventual break of the early Christian Church from Jerusalem and Judaism. As bible scholar Ben Witherington puts it: "If we were to understand what is happening in the 1st century AD, Paul's way of presenting the …

Theology

Study: Fastest-growing churches have modern worship, teach literal interpretation of Bible

A Canadian study has found that Mainline Protestant churches that have both modern worship services and teach a literal interpretation of the Bible grow faster.<p>The Canadian researchers who authored the study, "Theology Matters: Comparing the Traits of Growing and Declining Mainline Protestant …

We Just Got The First Real Evidence of a Strange Quantum Distortion in Empty Space

It's taken us 80 years to witness this.<p>For the first time, astronomers have observed a strange quantum phenomenon in action, where a neutron star is …

Physics

Irish worker discovers ancient manuscript that links Irish church to Egypt

The conservator called the finding miraculous: “We never before had to deal with a manuscript recovered from a bog."<p>In 2006 an Irish worker …

Theory challenging Einstein's view on speed of light could soon be tested

New paper describes for first time how scientists can test controversial idea that speed of light is not a constant<p>The newborn universe may have glowed with light beams moving much faster than they do today, according to a theory that overturns Einstein’s century-old claim that the speed of light …

Physics

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The Biggest Myths About the First Christians

Did early Christians have Bibles? Hide in catacombs? Oh, and as far as why Peter was crucified upside down...<p>Whether you like it or not, if you live …