Jason Treadwell

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What was the beguiling spell of Jung’s ‘collective unconscious’?

The first decades of the 20th century saw a raft of psychological terms fall into popular usage. Freudian notions of ‘denial’ and ‘displacement’, …

Spirituality

How Long Is a Moment?

The physics, neuroscience, linguistics, and philosophy behind a little bit of time.<p>When you take “a moment to think,” how long do you need? “In a …

You thought quantum mechanics was confusing? Check out entangled time

Entanglement is the inability to describe two quantum systems or particles independently, after they have interacted.<p>In the summer of 1935, the …

Astrophysicists release IllustrisTNG, the most advanced universe model of its kind

Novel computational methods have helped create the most information-packed universe-scale simulation ever produced. The new tool provides fresh …

Dark Matter

Norway’s Melting Glaciers Release Over 2,000 Artifacts

There’s a reason history museums are packed with stone statues, pottery and arrow heads—these things resist decay while exposed to hundreds (or even …

This Physicist Turned Time Crystals From a Theoretical Oddity to an Odd Reality

Last year, scientists created a time crystal for the first time in a lab. It wouldn’t have been possible without the theories of Chetan Nayak.<p>Look, I’m going to give it to you straight: time crystals are confusing as hell. They’re a new phase of matter that basically extends the rigid, periodic …

Quantum Mechanics

What Is Time? A Simple Explanation

Time is familiar to everyone, yet hard to define and understand. Science, philosophy, religion, and the arts have different definitions of time, but …

Physics

Archaeology as blood sport: How an ancient mastodon ignited debate over humans’ arrival in North America

Archaeology as blood sport: How the discovery of an ancient mastodon ignited debate over humans’ arrival in North America<p>“Oh my God,” Richard Cerutti said to himself. He bent down to pick up a sharp, splintered bone fragment. Its thickness and weight told him that it belonged to an animal, a very …

Scientists Reverse Arrow of Time in Quantum Experiment — NOVA Next

Time only moves forward—or does it?<p>Physicists refer to this idea as the “arrow of time,” and the idea of unidirectional time seems to hold true for …

Quantum Mechanics

What Archaeology Is Telling Us About the Real Jesus

<b>The office of Eugenio Alliata</b> in Jerusalem looks like the home base of any archaeologist who’d rather be in the field dirtying his hands than indoors tidying things up. A tumble of dusty, defunct computer equipment sits in one corner, and excavation reports share crowded shelves with measuring …

Summaries of Ancient Creation Myths

Stories of Coming Into Being<p>Here are summaries of stories of how the world and mankind (or the gods who produced mankind) came to be, from chaos, a …

Ancient History

It's almost impossible to understand how unfathomably massive our universe truly is

As an astrophysicist, I am always struck by the fact that even the wildest science-fiction stories tend to be distinctly human in character. No …

Universe

We may finally understand the speed of gravity

Advent of Astronomy<p>The ability to detect gravitational waves is rapidly propelling us into a new era of both astronomy and physics. New instruments …

What is space? The 300-year-old philosophical battle that is still raging today

Mountains. Whales. The distant stars. All these things exist in space, and so do we. Our bodies take up a certain amount of space. When we walk to …

United Kingdom

Christian Transhumanism is the Next Reformation

Five hundred years ago, Martin Luther nailed 95 theses to the door of a German church, kicking off one of the most significant movements in Christian history: the Protestant Reformation.<p>The movement was less defined by the content of those theses, and more defined by the act itself: the willingness …

Theology

Controversial New Theory Suggests Life Wasn't a Fluke of Biology—It Was Physics

The biophysicist Jeremy England made waves in 2013 with a new theory that cast the origin of life as an inevitable outcome of thermodynamics. His …

A Few Facts Christians Should Know About The Bible’s “Canaanite Genocide”

Did the genocide of the Canaanites happen? Here are a few facts Christians should know.

Christianity

The World of Stonehenge

The World of Stonehenge<p>July 23, 2010<p><b>The Henge Builders: New discoveries inspire archaeologists to re-envision the culture that created Stonehenge</b><br>In …

Archaeology

How does the Earth move through space?

Now we know, on every scale.<p><i>“There is no such thing as perpetual tranquillity of mind while we live here; because life itself is but motion, and can</i> …

Universe

Tracing Human History: The Stone Age to the Middle Ages

Explore the Great Cultures of Early Civilization<p>Archaeologists study humans and human behaviors. The data they produce helps us understand the past, …

Archaeology

Quest for Clues to Humanity's First Fires

Each summer, archaeologist Sarah Hlubik treks rutted dirt tracks to a dry riverbed in Kenya, following, approximately, in the footsteps of ancient …

Anthropology

Ancient DNA Could Unravel the Mystery of Prehistoric European Migration

Let’s face it: Even with the modern conveniences of U-Hauls and cardboard boxes, moving is a pain. For Neolithic humans living in Europe 5,000 years …

What's The Link Between Creativity and Depression?

The relationship between depression and creativity is often romanticized as the key to creating good art. It’s been called the dark side of creativity, or the key to genius. There’s hundreds of think pieces online about how depression can supercharge your creative endeavors, but do those think …

Creativity

Ancient humans might have weathered the ice age and mass extinction in San Diego

The semi-arid climate was cooler, the now-dry landscape covered with expansive grasslands. Long before they were replaced with possums and rodents, this was the land of woolly mammoths and mastodons, whose main concerns probably would have been the five-foot-long dire wolves and saber-toothed cats …

Anthropology

Mystery solved: Scientists reconstruct 10,300-year-old bison hunt

In the summer of 2002 an archaeology team dug out a portion of Bear Creek in Stanton County and found bones and a mystery buried under a few feet of …

Anthropology

First humans emerged in the eastern Mediterranean and not East Africa

Controversial study claims to have found the origin of humans as early as 7.2 million years ago.<p>Humans may have split off from the rest of the great …

7.2-million-year-old pre-human fossils challenge modern human evolution theory

A jawbone discovered by German troops in Athens during the Second World War could be evidence that apes and humans diverged 200,000 years earlier …

Humanity

Europe was the birthplace of mankind, not Africa, scientists find

The history of human evolution has been rewritten after scientists discovered that Europe was the birthplace of mankind, not Africa.<p>Currently, most experts believe that our human lineage split from apes around seven million years ago in central Africa, where hominids remained for the next five …