Jason Treadwell

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What is time? Physicist Carlo Rovelli ponders the enigmatic fourth dimension

Science<p>"We mistakenly think that time is something basic, something very elementary."<p>What is time? It ticks by, moment by moment, day after day. But it’s so baked into our lives that we don’t think much about it, unless we’re late for an appointment or suddenly notice those gray hairs in the mirror.<p>…

Physics

Beyond Time

We conventionally think of time as something simple and fundamental. It flows uniformly, independent of everything else, from the past to the future, …

Are Space And Time Quantized? Maybe Not, Says Science

Throughout the history of science, one of the prime goals of making sense of the Universe has been to discover what’s fundamental. Many of the things we observe and interact with in the modern, macroscopic world are composed of, and can be derived from, smaller particles and the underlying laws …

Quantum Mechanics

The Magnificent Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela, Ethiopia

Imagine being a slave in Ethiopia during the 12th and 13th century reign of King Lalibela. Now imagine being handed a chisel, hammer, and an axe, and …

Ethiopia

Forgotten Element Could Redefine Time

A lot can happen in a second; you could meet a stranger, snap your fingers, fall in love, fall asleep, sneeze. But what is a second, really — and is …

Rare Earth

This physicist’s ideas of time will blow your mind

Time feels real to people. But it doesn’t even exist, according to quantum physics. “There is no time variable in the fundamental equations that describe the world,” theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli tells Quartz.<p>If you met him socially, Rovelli wouldn’t assault you with abstractions and math to …

Rock star physicist Carlo Rovelli on why time is an illusion

“I found something extraordinarily beautiful and extraordinarily radical. And I thought, wow, this is better than LSD”<p>At the outset of Julian …

New Technique Virtually Reconstructs Neanderthal Brains

TOKYO, JAPAN—<i>Seeker</i> reports that Naomichi Ogihara of Keio University, Takanori Kochiyama of the Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute …

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’, …

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 …

Quantum Mechanics

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 …

Quantum Physics

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

IllustrisTNG is a successor model to the original Illustris simulation developed by the same research team, but it has been updated to include some …

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 …

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 …

Time Travel

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

“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 big animal. His mind started to race.<p>He was standing at the foot of a slope being groomed by Caltrans for a road-widening …

Scientists Reverse Arrow of Time in Quantum Experiment — NOVA Next | PBS

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 …

What Archaeology Is Telling Us About the Real Jesus

Magazine<p>Believers call him the Son of God. Skeptics dismiss him as legend. Now, researchers digging in the Holy Land are sifting fact from fiction.<p><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 …

Holy Sepulchre

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 …

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

by Aeon November 6, 2017 Sci-Fi Visions 11057<p>Michael Strauss<p>As an astrophysicist, I am always struck by the fact that even the wildest …

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 …

Physics

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 …

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.

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 …

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> …

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, …