Farhad Bahrani

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Interesting Photo of the Day: Bajau Boy Ready to go Fishing

Among the shores of southeast Asia live an indigenous group of people called the Bajau. They primarily live off the ocean, using small wooden boats …

Think Your Job Is Hard? Watch NASA Crew’s Riveting “7 Minutes Of Terror” Mars Landing

[youtube Ki_Af_o9Q9s]<p>Last November, the team at NASA launched its Mars Space Laboratory, known as Curiosity, on a long journey through space. On August 6th, the rover will touch down in a crater on Mars and begin its study of climate, geology, and any potential signs of life on the red planet. …

Has Physics Made Philosophy and Religion Obsolete?

"I think at some point you need to provoke people. Science is meant to make people uncomfortable."<p>It is hard to know how our future descendants will regard the little sliver of history that we live in. It is hard to know what events will seem important to them, what the narrative of now will look …

The Physics Behind Schrödinger's Cat Paradox

Google honors the physicist today with a Doodle. We explain the science behind his famous paradox.<p><b>His feline paradox thought experiment has become a pop culture staple, but it was Erwin Schrödinger's work in quantum mechanics that cemented his status within the world of physics.</b><p>The Nobel …

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The Sentencing Of Bradley Manning

<b>All in all,</b> the ultimate sentence itself could have been infinitely worse.<p>This is what passes for mercy in the military-justice system, so you take what you can get. He goes away for 35 years instead of 90. There is an appeals process, which theoretically could mitigate the sentence some.The …

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