Eric Hellickson

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The Peculiar Math That Could Underlie the Laws of Nature

In 2014, a graduate student at the University of Waterloo, Canada, named Cohl Furey rented a car and drove six hours south to Pennsylvania State …

Particles

Trump to Seek Repeal of California’s Smog-Fighting Power

The Trump administration will seek to revoke California’s authority to regulate automobile greenhouse gas emissions -- including its mandate for …

Trump Administration

Our Local Group Is Being Eaten, And We Just Found The Galactic Leftovers

Here in the Local Group, our two largest galaxies dominate: Andromeda and the Milky Way.<p>The next largest, Triangulum, is much smaller: only 5% the Milky Way’s mass.<p>About 60 dwarf galaxies also remain: the cosmic survivors.<p>But the history of galactic cannibalism, where larger galaxies devour smaller …

Microsoft provides free lessons for quantum computing basics

Want to learn more about quantum computing and how to program in the Q# language? Microsoft just launched Quantum Katas, an open source project that …

Quantum Computing

The Best Moments From the ‘Parts Unknown’ Season Finale in Bhutan

Prior to the Season 11 finale of <i>Parts Unknown</i>, CNN anchor Don Lemon paid his respects to the late Anthony Bourdain. Lemon spoke on the effect Bourdain’s death has had on family, friends, and colleagues — as well as complete strangers — and noted the television host had the unique ability to shrink …

Gorsuch says he’ll repeal and replace the Fourth Amendment with something terrific

This is not how judges are supposed to behave.<p>As a presidential candidate, Donald Trump offered a vague promise to repeal and replace the Affordable …

This Beautiful Golden Chamber Contains Water So Pure It Can Dissolve Metal

It can detect dying stars.<p>Hidden 1,000 metres (3,300 feet) under Mount Ikeno in Japan is a place that looks like a supervillain's …

Particles

How the Enlightenment Ends

Philosophically, intellectually—in every way—human society is unprepared for the rise of artificial intelligence.<p>Three years ago, at a conference on transatlantic issues, the subject of artificial intelligence appeared on the agenda. I was on the verge of skipping that session—it lay outside my …

Artificial Intelligence

The Foolproof Trick for Making Perfect Poached Eggs

Poaching is arguably the most difficult—or at least, the most intimidating—method of cooking a gloriously oozy-yolked egg. There’s a lot to consider …

Breakfast

Justices Thomas and Gorsuch Just Hinted They Would End Privacy as We Know It

This week, in the case of <i>Byrd v. United States</i>, the Supreme Court ruled unanimously that a person driving a rental car has the right to privacy—that …

Justice Thomas

Trump says 'We'll see' on North Korea summit, to insist on denuclearization

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump acknowledged on Wednesday it was unclear if his summit with North Korea would go ahead after Pyongyang threatened to pull out of the unprecedented meeting, a move that could deny him a potentially major foreign policy achievement.<p>North Korea threw …

North Korea

Spacecraft May Have Flown Right Through a Plume of Water on Jupiter's Moon Europa

Sometimes, scientists have the answers all along—they just don’t think to ask the question. For example, it appears that in 1997, the Galileo orbiter …

Astronomy

25 Coleslaw Recipes You Need for Your Next Backyard Barbecue

Slaw has come a long way as a side dish. The former mayonnaise-based favorite now boasts lighter ingredients with hearty greens, crunchy vegetables …

Cooking

Mexican Walking Fish may hold key to helping paralysed people walk again

An endangered salamander may hold the key to helping paralysed people walk again, scientists believe.<p>The axolotl, or Mexican salamander has the astonishing ability to regenerate limbs and even spinal cord if it has been injured.<p>But now a new study by the University of Minnesota in the US has …

Anthony Bourdain’s Journey Deep Into the Heart of Trump Country: ‘I Was Utterly Disarmed’

“It was never <i>really</i> about food,” Anthony Bourdain says of his CNN series <i>Parts Unknown</i>.<p>For Bourdain, his focus began to shift from the culinary to the …

Anthony Bourdain

Rejecting the Solutrean hypothesis: the first peoples in the Americas were not from Europe

Last month’s release of The Ice Bridge, an episode in the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation series The Nature of Things has once again revived public discussion of a controversial idea about how the Americas were peopled known as the “Solutrean hypothesis”. This idea suggests a European origin for …

Native Americans

Six of the best rice bowl recipes

From donburi to poké, all these dishes sit on a fluffy bed of Japanese rice that absorbs the flavours of the topping<p>For each recipe, you need 400g Japanese white rice, cooked by the absorption method: rinse the rice until the water runs clear, put in a saucepan with 520ml water, then cover with a …

Recipes

The Apprentice Creators Call Trump's Reality Show a 'Scam' | PEOPLE.com

In the recently released Netflix documentary <i>The Confidence Man</i>, two creators of <i>The</i> <i>Apprentice</i> discuss creating the “character” of Donald Trump as a …

The 20 destinations you must visit in 2018

Our experts reveal their top 20 picks for the year ahead, from the beaches of Turkey to the rainforests of Nicaragua.<p>1. Turkey's Turquiose Coast<p>Sunshine-soaked and with a glittering blue seaboard, Turkey’s glorious “turquoise” coast wouldn’t normally rank as a newly rising star. The 300-mile loop …

15 Words You Need to Eliminate From Your Vocabulary

Newsprint is on life support, emojis are multiplying faster than hungry Gremlins, and 300 million people worldwide strive to make their point in 140 …

65 Easiest Finger Foods Ever

1 of 65<p>Lemon-Caper Parmesan Potato Salad Bites<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 65<p>Cheese Truffles<p>3 of 65<p>Bacon Endive Tomato Bites<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 65<p>Mini Corn Dogs …

Essential Apps You Should Install on a New PC Running Windows or macOS

You just bought a new laptop, built a new desktop PC, or are simply clean installing on a new solid state drive, good for you! Gotta love the taste …

Windows 10

The 100 best nonfiction books of all time: the full list

After two years of careful reading, moving backwards through time, Robert McCrum has concluded his selection of the 100 greatest nonfiction books. Take a quick look at five centuries of great writing<p>Robert McCrum reflects on his 100 greatest nonfiction books list<br>• The 100 best novels written in …

Non-fiction

Mysterious double 'whirlpools' are popping up in the ocean

These rare masses of water may capture small critters while on the move.<p>Scientists have spotted a bizarre phenomenon reeling through the southern seas: linked swirls of water that resemble giant whirlpools spinning in opposite directions.<p>Rotating masses of water called eddies are common in the …

Donald Trump accidentally admits Republican tax bill was deceptively sold as boost to middle classes

President Donald Trump was so excited about passing his first major piece of legislation on Wednesday that he blurted out that the Republican Party …

Donald Trump

The US reportedly wants a limited strike on North Korea to give Kim Jong Un a 'bloody nose'

After months of resolutely declaring that it cannot and will not tolerate a nuclear-armed North Korea, the US is reportedly planning a "bloody nose" attack to send Pyongyang a message.<p>The Daily Telegraph cited "well-placed" sources as saying the Trump administration had "dramatically" stepped up …

The Universe Shouldn’t Exist, CERN Scientists Announce

Thank your lucky stars you’re alive. It’s truly a miracle of nature. This has nothing to do with spirituality or religion and everything to do with …

Physics

The Trick to Making the Most Flavorful Waffles, Biscuits, & Pancakes

So you have a sourdough starter, and all the joy (and woes) that it brings. You know how to care for it, both in the fridge and on your counter. You know how to (or at <i>want</i> to know how to) turn that starter into a crusty, bubbly, tangy loaf of sourdough bread.<p>What you <i>don't</i> know (if you're like me, …

Recipes

Physicists Overturn a 100-Year-Old Assumption on How Brains Work

This is how neurons actually fire.<p>The human brain contains a little over 80-odd billion neurons, each joining with other cells to create trillions of …