Kevin Parada

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You Have Everything You Need to Show Your Authentic Work. Stop Making Excuses

You are more than equipped with the tools and resources you need to find your voice and share your unique message or ideas with the rest of us.<p>You …

Motivation

Revolutionary Discovery About the Human Brain Could Lead to Second-Gen AI

Teaching Individual Neurons<p>The Neurophysiology department at the University of Lund has discovered that individual neurons can be taught patterns …

Artificial Intelligence

Einstein's Theory About Gravitational Waves Was Just Proved Right — Again

Science, like so many other things, has tipping points. Figure out how to isolate and identify one virus and you’re on your way to bagging them all. …

LIGO

Is There Really A Cosmological Constant? Or Is Dark Energy Changing With Time?

According to physics, the universe and everything in it can be explained by just a handful of equations. They’re difficult equations, all right, but their simplest feature is also the most mysterious one. The equations contain a few dozen parameters that are – for all we presently know – …

Dark Matter

Surprise! The Universe Has A Third Way To Form Black Holes

When a massive enough star runs out of fuel in its core and collapses, the resulting Type II supernova will produce a black hole.<p>Supernovae that aren’t quite massive enough will produce neutron stars instead, which themselves will make black holes if they either accrete more matter or collide with …

Universe

How Applied Mathematics Could Improve the Democratic Process

A low-tech solution to America’s voting problems<p>American voting relies heavily on technology. Voting machines and ballot counters have sped up the formerly tedious process of counting votes. Yet long-standing research shows that these technologies are susceptible to errors and manipulation that …

Mathematics

Emmy Noether's Mathematics as Hotel Decor

Albert Einstein’s Theory of Relativity was published in 1915, forever changing the way that we understand the relationship between space and time. As …

Mathematics

This essay got a high-school senior into Harvard, Yale, MIT, and other top schools

But before he was accepted to the prestigious Ivy League school, he had to first navigate the tricky aspect of writing a stellar admissions essay.<p>His hard work certainly paid off. In addition to Harvard, he gained acceptances at Yale, MIT, Columbia and the University of Virginia.<p>Rodriquez …

Mathematics

Here's How Big A Massive Black Hole Can Actually Get

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Martin Silvertant.<p>As the size of a black hole defined by the Schwarzschild radius relates to …

Why Grade Grubbing Valedictorians Never Get to Rule the World

The skills it takes to make it in high school and college are not the same as the skills it takes to succeed post-graduation. In fact, C+ does just …