Chris Blansit

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Planet 9: More Evidence Suggesting A Massive Planet Lurking In The Outer Solar System

And still more evidence has been presented to suggest that there are not only the eight known worlds in the solar train of planets but that there …

China claims they have actually created an EM drive

Guess Who’s Back<p>After a relatively long news hiatus, the impossible EM (Electromagnetic) Drive is making a comeback. Researchers from China’s space …

Gravity Could Be the Result of Random Quantum Fluctuations — NOVA Next | PBS

If this theory is true, quantum mechanics might be more fundamental to the structure of the universe than gravity itself.<p>Scientists have been trying …

Quantum Mechanics

Accepting your darkest emotions is the key to psychological health

Rumi, the 13th-century Sufi poet, famously compared emotions—”a joy, a depression, a meanness”—to “unexpected visitors.” His advice was to let them in laughing, but that’s not what we do. Instead, we pretend not to notice, or even hide. We want to bury resentment and anger, or trade loneliness in …

Psychology

McCain faces his greatest battle

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> John McCain has always lived for the fight. Now he's facing his toughest battle.<p>The Arizona Republican senator has often seemed indestructible, despite the best efforts of his Vietnam War jailers, an earlier bout with melanoma and a list of honorable political defeats. And now he …

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30 percent of the energy sent to Earth bounces back into outer space. Climate change could upend that.

Our swiftly dimming planet.<p>If you’ve ever made the mistake of wearing a black shirt on a sweltering day, you know that dark colors absorb the sun’s heat, while light colors reflect it. Our planet works the same way. White surfaces, like the snow on the world’s glaciers, reflect the sun’s rays back …

Climate Change

How To Retire At 60 As Dividend Investors

Ted and Mary will be taking their journey into retirement with a diversified high-yield portfolio strategy.<p>These retirees will plan to face some …

This Bionic Lens Could Give You Superhuman Vision

There are plenty of ways to fix imperfect vision, but none of them last. Even LASIK, the most popular long-term solution, leaves your eyes at risk of …

Rise of the Robolawyers

How legal representation could come to resemble TurboTax<p>Near the end of Shakespeare’s <i>Henry VI, Part 2</i>, Dick the Butcher offers a simple plan to create chaos and help his band of outsiders ascend to the throne: “Let’s kill all the lawyers.” Though far from the Bard’s most beautiful turn of phrase, …

Discovery of Time Crystals Could Radically Change Our Understanding of the Space-Time Continuum

Consider a structure that moves not in space but time, crystals that change shape and move perpetually without energy, and always return to their …

Astronomers Have Spotted a Black Hole So Ravenous, It's Pushing The Limits of Physics

The Universe's hungriest black hole.<p>Astronomers have discovered a giant black hole that's so hungry, it's been gorging on a star for more than a …

How Will Obama Be Graded By History?

After eight years in office, Barack Obama will end his presidency on Friday. There has already been much talk of his accomplishments, failures and …

When violent games want you to play nice

The challenge of choices that aren’t equal<p>So much of video game narrative consists of finding justifications for mass murder. The enemies are baddies/zombies/demons/splicers! Killing everyone is the least bad of two bad outcomes! You get the point.<p>There needs to be a good reason for people to die …

Trump's EPA pick, Scott Pruitt, has filed 14 lawsuits against the EPA

Pruitt has said of the EPA that "what they do is a disgrace" and argued that the administration over-regulates the economy. As Attorney General, Pruitt sued the EPA many times.<p>Not surprisingly, Pruitt has faced sharp opposition from environmentalists and their allies on the Senate committee. Here …

Even Physicists Find the Multiverse Faintly Disturbing - Issue 44: Luck

How do you feel about the multiverse?” The question was not out of place in our impromptu dinner-table lecture, yet it caught me completely …

Physics

Scientists Have Cooled an Object Beyond The Icy Limits of Known Physics

What's cooler than cool?<p>For the first time, physicists have cooled a mechanical object to a temperature colder than previously thought possible, …

'The Dawning' Might Be Destiny's Best Event Yet, But Reinforces What 'Destiny 2' Must Be

I do not envy <i>Destiny</i>’s live team, tasked with keeping the playerbase entertained now more than two years after the launch of the game. They recently got to craft their own DLC, <i>Rise of Iron</i>, and now we have slipped back into cycle of free (“free”) events that players weren’t too pleased with last …

Time I

Astronomers Observe Strange Quantum Distortion in Empty Space for the First Time Ever

A Little Less Strange<p>Vacuum birefringence is a weird quantum phenomenon that has only ever been observed on an atomic scale. It occurs when a neutron …

Breakthrough: The cure for ageing is finally here!

Scientists at Caltech and UCLA have found how to replace the ageing cells in our body in a breakthrough study.<p>Throw out all those nip-and-tuck …

This paper-like battery charges in one minute and lasts for 10,000 cycles

Research company ITRI has introduced an Ultrafast Rechargeable Aluminum Battery (URABat), said to be a safer and more efficient alternative to lithium-ion batteries. Developed in partnership with Stanford University, the URABat can be fully-charged in one minute for more than 10,000 cycles.<p>The …

Clean Energy

DNA-editing breakthrough could fix 'broken genes' in the brain, delay ageing and cure incurable diseases

Scientists have discovered a new way to edit DNA that could fix “broken genes” in the brain, cure previously incurable diseases and potentially even …

‘Howard The Duck’ Indirectly Led To ‘Toy Story’ And Other Facts About The Cult Favorite Flop

Part big budget science-fiction, part tongue-in-cheek satire, part comic book movie, <i>Howard The Duck</i> was released in theaters 30 years ago on August 1 with the expectation that it would be a blockbuster hit. After all, the movie had George Lucas as an executive producer, who had just wrapped up the</i> …

Breakthrough Science on Leadership and Why You Shouldn't Read This Article

How great leaders who never learned leadership from science, books, or classes became great.<p>As a leader, entrepreneur, and professor, I used to enjoy TED talks and learning about frontier science. Do you feel, watching them, like I felt: "This is forefront stuff. Since most people don't know it, I …

A Brief Explanation of Planck's Constant and the Birth of Quantum Physics

Planck's constant put the "quantum" in "quantum mechanics."<p>Planck's constant is a pretty important part of modern physics, but it's also pretty confusing. Maybe you were wondering what it was while reading about the new kilogram definition. Well never fear, because this video from PBS Space Time …

Quantum Mechanics

The cure for cancer could be as simple as a vaccine

How cool would it be to stop cancer dead in its tracks using a vaccine that would work regardless of cancer type? It turns out that humanity is …

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City Rooftops Could Supply Nearly 40% of US Power, Study Says

Rooftops could be the next big bet for bringing clean energy to more United States households.<p>The National Renewable Energy Laboratory released a …

Paul Ryan’s cold embrace of Trump

The House speaker scolds Trump for racially based attacks on the judge overseeing Trump University lawsuits.<p>If there was any doubt that Paul Ryan’s endorsement of Donald Trump was less than full-throated, he crushed it on Friday.<p>Less than 24 hours after Ryan announced that his “not ready” had …