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Ten groundbreaking university research projects - Telegraph

University of Cambridge

Time-traveling photons connect general relativity to quantum mechanics

Scientists have simulated time travel by using particles of light acting as quantum particles sent away and then brought back to their original …

Scientists Were ‘Astonished’ to Find Bible Quotes on ‘Most Ancient Hebrew Scroll Since the Dead Sea Scrolls’

A burned parchment believed to be 1,500-years-old was unearthed near the Dead Sea in 1970, but researchers have just now succeeded in deciphering the contents of the find they have called “the most ancient Hebrew scroll since the Dead Sea Scrolls.”<p>Though the scroll was charred and tightly rolled, …

Archaeology

Quantum Experiment Shows How “Time” Doesn’t Exist As We Think It Does (Mind-Altering)

I'm in!<p><b>“We choose to examine a phenomenon which is impossible, absolutely impossible, to explain in any classical way, and which has in it the heart</b> …

Exposed: Christian Students Rejected, Failed, and Expelled for their Faith by State Colleges and Universities | American Center for Law and Justice

Public colleges and universities are taking the gloves off when it comes to Christian students on their campuses. Gone are the days of surreptitious …

Religion

Why Do Solids Have Energy Bands?

One of the most obviously quantum features of our universe is the discrete emission spectra we see from atoms. Every element in the periodic table absorbs and emits light of very particular frequencies, and these unique spectral lines are regularly used to identify the composition of various …

Quantum Mechanics

What's the Universe Made Of? Math, Says Scientist

BROOKLYN, N.Y. — Scientists have long used mathematics to describe the physical properties of the universe. But what if the universe itself is math? …

Mathematics

Six Things Everyone Should Know About Quantum Physics

Quantum physics is usually just intimidating from the get-go. It’s kind of weird and can seem counter-intuitive, even for the physicists who deal with it every day. But it’s not incomprehensible. If you’re reading something about quantum physics, there are really six key concepts about it that you …

Quantum Mechanics

Scientists have made the first fully functional artificial human brain cells

But there is more to the idea behind this synthetic neuron than simply proving that it can be done. The team reckons that in the future, it might be possible to actually use these devices in patients to replace damaged nerves, for example, to help treat injury or disease. They may also have a place …

Simone Weil on Science, Quantum Theory, and Our Spiritual Values

“When someone exposes himself as a slave in the market place, what wonder if he finds a master?”<p>Many decades before Rebecca Goldstein, one of the most compelling philosophers and scientific thinkers of our time, examined how Einstein and Gödel’s work on relativity rattled our understanding of …

Alice In Wonderland

DARPA: We Are Engineering the Organisms That Will Terraform Mars

The Pentagon is working on technology that will allow it to engineer a new organism within a day of it being found in the wild.<p>It's no secret that the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is investing heavily in genetic engineering and synthetic biology. Whether that excites or terrifies you …

Neuroscience: The hard science of oxytocin

As researchers work out how oxytocin affects the brain, the hormone is shedding its reputation as a simple cuddle chemical.<p>In April 2011, Robert …

Meet The 63rd Black Woman In American History With A Physics Ph.D.

Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein is a 32-year-old theoretical astrophysicist. Her academic home is arguably the nation's most elite physics department, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.<p>In one sense, she is among a dying breed. Prescod-Weinstein is a pen-and-paper theorist. "Basically I do …

William Shakespeare

High-Sugar Diet Can Impair Learning And Memory By Altering Gut Bacteria

The typical American diet is loaded with fat and sugar, and it may be hurting not only our physical health, but also our ability to think clearly.<p>New research from Oregon State University finds a high-sugar, high-fat diet causes changes in gut bacteria that seem to lead to significant losses in …

Interstellar 'should be shown in school lessons'

<b>The film Interstellar should be shown in school science lessons, a scientific journal has urged.</b><p>They say their call follows a new insight gained into black holes as a result of producing the visual effects for the Hollywood film.<p>Experts have also confirmed that the portrayal of "wormholes" is …

Black Holes

Exposure to mixture of common chemicals may trigger cancer, scientists find

Chemicals deemed safe to humans may blend lethally together inside the human body to cause cancer, a report says.<p>Researchers, including New Zealand scientist Dr Linda Gulliver, have released findings into possible links between common chemicals and the development of cancer.<p>Their results, published …

Cancer

Engineers Stumble on a Whole New Method of Laser-Based Spacecraft Propulsion

Are graphene light-sponges the new solar sails?<p>A team of Chinese physicists has developed a new variety of light-based propulsion system with the ability to harness much greater forces than a conventional solar sail. The key, according to the Nankai University-based group, is in swapping out the …

This Big Texas City Will Soon Be Powered Entirely By Wind And Sun

GEORGETOWN, TEXAS — There’s a fast-growing city in Texas that also has one of the most progressive energy programs in the country — and it’s not …

Renewable Energy

NASA is investing in eco-friendly supersonic airplane travel

Unless you have access to a F-22 fighter jet, you probably haven’t been able to fly faster than the speed of sound since the last Concorde flight in 2003. NASA wants to change this. The agency said that it is spending over $6 million to fund research into cheaper and greener supersonic travel.<p>This …

Aviation

Ability to Learn New Language is in Your Genes

<b>Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have discovered that a genetic variation in the FOXP2 gene is strongly associated with the ability</b> …

Newly discovered vessels beneath skull could link brain and immune system

Scientists have discovered a previously unknown link between the brain and the immune system that could help explain links between poor physical health and brain disorders including Alzheimer’s and depression.<p>The discovery of vessels, nestled just beneath the skull, overturns decades of textbook …

Immune System

Amyloid Beta Causes Memory Loss Before Other Signs of Alzheimer's Begin

<b>A brain protein believed to be a key component in the progress of dementia can cause memory loss in healthy brains even before physical signs of</b> …

Swipe Left or Right? Some Experts Blame Dating Apps for a Rise in STDs | VICE News

Diagnoses of sexually transmitted diseases including HIV and syphilis are on the rise in the United States among certain groups, with experts attributing the uptick to growing complacency about sexually risky behavior.<p>Public health officials in Rhode Island said this week that an increase in STDs …

Everything about the world’s largest science experiment—as explained by the scientists themselves

Earlier this year, the world’s largest science experiment restarted after a two-year break. After an infrastructure upgrade, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN in Switzerland was expected to produce a lot more energy when smashing particles. After two months, it has achieved that feat by …

Physics

8,000 Chinese students were expelled from US universities last year, mostly for cheating and bad grades

Chinese students regularly rank among the best performing in the world, but that’s not always the case when they enroll in US schools. As many as 8,000 Chinese students in the US, were kicked out of their universities last year, according to the Pennsylvania-based education consultancy WholeRen. In …

Education