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'There is no such thing as past or future': physicist Carlo Rovelli on changing how we think about time

Seven Brief Lessons on Physics sold over a million copies around the world. Now Rovelli is back to explore the mysteries of time. He tells Charlotte Higgins about student revolution and how his quantum leap began with an acid trip<p>• Extract from Carlo Rovelli’s new book: on the elastic concept of …

Albert Einstein

Palantir has secretly been using New Orleans to test its predictive policing technology

Palantir deployed a predictive policing system in New Orleans that even city council members don’t know about<p>In May and June 2013, when New Orleans’ murder rate was the sixth-highest in the United States, the Orleans Parish district attorney handed down two landmark racketeering indictments against …

New Orleans

A handful of clinics is embracing a 'party drug' that could be a rapid-fire depression treatment — we got a look inside

After a 45-minute infusion of ketamine, clients at a clinic in San Francisco's Nob Hill neighborhood are not partying.<p>Instead, they're in a state of quiet contemplation — reclining on cushioned chairs, listening to music, or occasionally striking a tranquil yoga pose.<p>These clients are patients at …

Depression

5 big things Trump is doing to reverse Obama's climate policies

Tuesday's move to repeal a landmark power plant rule is just one of many steps the administration is taking to help fossil fuels maintain their dominance.<p>The Trump administration is gutting President Barack Obama’s climate legacy with a series of moves designed to favor the fossil fuel industry …

Fossil Fuels

The mathematics of mind-time

The special trick of consciousness is being able to project action and time into a range of possible futures<i>By Karl Friston</i>Read at Aeon

Psychedelia

A former McKinsey partner says if you can't make a dent in your to-do list, you're probably thinking about it all wrong

In theory, this strategy is brilliant. And yet I rarely find it helpful.<p>What typically ends up happening is I organize my day beautifully: From 10 a.m. to noon I'll write a story; from noon to 2 p.m. I'll do research for another story; and so on.<p>And then it's 2 p.m. and I'm only halfway through …

10 Fundamental Truths That Will Change Your Life

You can achieve amazing things if you stay focused on the right things.<p>Co-author of Emotional Intelligence 2.0 and President at TalentSmart<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s surprising how easy it is to lose sight of the important things in life. Busy schedules and …

Mikhail Gorbachev: 'It All Looks as if the World Is Preparing for War'

The world today is overwhelmed with problems. Policymakers seem to be confused and at a loss.<p>But no problem is more urgent today than the …

Inspired by nature: the thrilling new science that could transform medicine

Jeffrey Karp is at the forefront of a new generation of scientists using nature’s blueprints to create breakthrough medical technologies. Can bioinspiration help to solve some of humanity’s most urgent problems?<p>In the summer of 2005, Jeffrey Karp, a bioengineer at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) …

Medical Technology

Black gun owners worried about treatment after shooting

WASHINGTON (AP) — One man told an officer during a Minnesota traffic stop that he was a licensed gun owner, and that he was reaching for his wallet, …

Law Enforcement

25 Free Chrome Extensions To Make You An Incredibly Productive Person

Get your tabs under control, supercharge Gmail, and generally stop clicking so much with these handy Chrome add-ons.<p>Webster’s defines productivity as “the quality or state of being productive.” Helpful, no?<p>While sometimes it’s hard to actually <i>define</i> what it means to be productive, most of us know …

Inside the Greatest X-Rated Animated Film You've Never Heard Of

Long-lost 1973 erotic anime 'Belladonna of Sadness' gets the restoration treatment — and finally, the audience it deserves<p>At the 1973 Berlin Film …

Anime

Physicists Might Have Just Solved The Mystery of Non-Newtonian Fluids

The strangest substance: explained.<p>If you’ve ever seen a non-Newtonian fluid in action, you’ll know how impossibly cool it is. It changes its …

Here’s Another Good Reason Not to Be Scared of Carbs | Women's Health

But even the Ghost of Paleo Present can't stop a growing group of scientists and food manufacturers from declaring that carbs may actually help us burn fat better—and by carbs, they mean resistant starch (RS) carbohydrates.<p><b>Why These Carbs Rock</b><br>Though most people haven't heard of them, more experts …

EchoPixel’s breakthrough VR tech lets doctors look inside your body

Think of EchoPixel’s tech like InnerSpace but instead of actually minimizing scientists and shooting them into your body to find disease, the medical imaging startup lets doctors pinpoint problem areas from CT, MRI, and ultrasound scans using 3D glasses and a special display.<p>Most doctors view CT …

Royce 5’9″ & Black Thought Deliver Rap On Steroids On Royce’s New Free EP (Audio)

Royce 5’9″ has been on a tear in 2016. Just over a month ago, he announced the release of <i>Layers</i>, his first solo album in nearly 5 years, on April 15. …

4 Ways to Learn Anything in 20 Hours

<i>“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”</i> — Mahatma Gandhi<p>What if you could learn anything in 20 hours, what would …

8 Awesome Science Resources That You Can Access For Free Online

Including ALL of Feynman’s lectures.<p>There's nothing worse than wanting to expand your knowledge, satisfy your curiosity, or just confirm some weird …

How to Mathematically Measure Consciousness

How can we measure the phenomenon of human consciousness?<p>A month ago I was being introduced for the public presentation of my neuroscience PhD …

Nobel Prize

15 Chrome Extensions that will boost your productivity

Chrome extensions brought a lot of innovation into the browser market, every Chrome user knows and loves at least a few. Very often, you know what …

Productivity

Four mental health podcasts to wrap your mind around

These podcasts are an accessible and super entertaining way to get educated on the mysteries of the mind. <i>Photo: Jelena Jojic</i><p>Psychology, psychiatry, …

Mental Health

20. The Lobster

As 2016's cinematic pickings are still pretty slim for the most part ahead of blockbuster season, what better time to catch up with all of those 2015 …

Was Einstein Wrong?

Last week's announcement of the direct detection of gravitational waves proved, once again, the enduring power of Albert Einstein's scientific vision. Once again, Einstein was right in that this theory accurately predicted the behavior of the world.<p>But with last week's triumph, a deep and …

Physics

10 Life-Changing Quotes About Consciousness + Psychedelics – Evolve + Ascend

<i>Artwork by Tim White</i><p>Our ability to tell stories, and to articulate the value of experience is one of the most incredible aspects of being human, and …

This computer can tell what people are thinking instantaneously

A new computer program can decode people's thoughts almost in real time, new research shows.<p>Researchers can predict what people are seeing based on …

Addiction changes brain biology in 3 stages, experts say

Experts who research addiction have long argued that it is a disease of the brain. Now, in a new paper, they present a model of addiction, broken down into three key stages, to illustrate how the condition changes human neurobiology.<p>Essentially, each of these three phases affects the brain in a …

Drug Addiction

Why Can’t You Remember Your Future? Physicist Paul Davies on the Puzzlement of Why We Experience Time as Linear

The curious question of how and whether we can tell the difference between an experience and the memory of an experience.<p><i>“If our heart were large enough to love life in all its detail,”</i> French philosopher Gaston Bachelard wrote in his 1929 meditation on our paradoxical experience of time, <i>“we would</i> …

Elasticity

Should You Eat Poop To Lose Weight?

Want to lose some weight? Should you eat some poop..actually someone else’s poop? That’s what researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) will be testing in a clinical trial this year when they take fecal samples from lean people and give them in 1-2 gram capsules to obese individuals. Now …

Holistic Medicine

Kendrick Lamar Is Making History With His "Untitled" Series, Not Records

Toward the end of his electric performance on <i>The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon</i>, Kendrick Lamar let it be known:<p>"You ain’t gotta tell me that I’m …