Manoj Gowda

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Could multiple personality disorder explain life, the universe and everything?

<b>(Courtesy of the Laboratory of Neuro Imaging and Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Consortium of the Human Connectome Project - www.humanconnectomeproject.org, www.loni.usc.edu via AP)</b><p>A new paper argues that “dissociative identity disorder” might help us understand the fundamental nature of …

Consciousness

Globular clusters might be younger than we thought

Globular clusters are spherical associations of old stars, thought to have formed during the earliest days of our universe, nearly 14 billion years …

Cosmology

A physicist explains the ‘greatest remaining mystery’: The nature of time

<i>Joseph Peschel is a freelance writer and critic in South Dakota.</i><p>No one writes about the cosmos like theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli. He may not be as well known in the United States as the late Stephen Hawking, Neil deGrasse Tyson or Alan Lightman. But in his books, “Seven Brief Lessons on …

Physics

Galaxy's Disk of Dark Matter Could Trigger Mass Extinctions on Earth — NOVA Next | PBS

Approximately every 35 million years, a comet careens from outer space and lays waste to the Earth. For nearly two decades, researchers at Harvard …

Dark Matter

Scientists develop fusion rocket technology in lab – and aim for Mars

Researchers at the University of Washington say they've built all the pieces for a fusion-powered rocket system that could get a crew to Mars in 30 days. Now they just have to put the pieces together and see if they work.<p>"If we can pull off a fusion demonstration in a year, with hundreds of …

Nuclear Energy

Physicists Want to Mix Time Crystals And Majorana Fermions to Make a New Type of Quantum Computer

Brains = melted.<p>By making a strange kind of particle that is its own antiparticle out of a time crystal, physicists aim to develop a quantum computer …

Quantum Physics

Physicists Just Found the Last Missing Protons and Neutrons In the Universe

The universe's missing matter has been found, and it's floating between the stars.<p>Researchers who study the ancient history of the universe know how …

Universe

Why Cosmology's Expanding Universe Controversy Is An Even Bigger Problem Than You Realize

Look out at a distant galaxy, and you’ll see it as it was in the distant past. But light arriving after, say, a billion-year journey won’t come from a galaxy that’s a billion light years away, but one that’s even more distant than that. Why’s that? Because the fabric of our Universe itself is …

Dark Matter

10 Agents Looking for Science Fiction — NOW

10 Agents Looking for Science Fiction — NOW<p>Here are ten literary agents seeking science fiction. All are from established literary agencies. Make …

Writing

New laser technology shows success in particle accelerators

The laser notcher, installed in January, is a key part of a larger program, the Proton Improvement Plan (PIP), to upgrade the lab's chain of particle …

Physics

The Last Chunk Of The Universe’s ‘Missing Matter’ Has Finally Been Located, Claims New Study

Scientists have managed to find the remaining 30 percent of the universe’s missing baryons.<p>A new paper published yesterday in the journal <i>Nature</i> …

Universe

The Best Building Toys for Kids, According to an Architecture Critic

In her new book <i>The Design of Childhood: How the Material World Shapes Independent Kids</i>, architecture critic Alexandra Lange explains that since the …

Kids

The Counterintuitive Reason Why Dark Energy Makes The Universe Accelerate

Matter and energy tell spacetime how to curve; curved spacetime tells matter and energy how to move. It’s the cardinal rule of General Relativity, and it applies to everything in the Universe, including the entire Universe itself. In the late 1990s, we had collected enough data from distant …

Dark Matter

A Strange Type of Matter Might Lie Inside Neutron Stars, And It Breaks The Periodic Table

This is amazing and we are freaking out.<p>A group of physicists are questioning our understanding of how quarks - a type of elementary particle - …

Physics

Scientists Find Stronger Evidence for New Kind of Black Hole

We’ve seen supermassive black holes at the centers of galaxies tearing stars to shreds. We’ve detected the energy wave from relatively tiny black …

Black Holes

Alien preppers could hoard stars to survive in a doomed universe

Hundreds of billions of years from now, the universe will be undergoing an apocalypse – and aliens may already be hoarding stars to survive the …

Survivalism

Controlling magnetic spin with electric fields

EPFL physicists have found a way to reverse electron spins using electric fields for the first time, paving the way for programmable spintronics …

Nanotech

An evolutionary biologist's profound TED talk explains why you should think of life as an 'unfinished book'

Prosanta Chakrabarty, a professor of evolutionary biology and ichthyology (the study of fish) at Louisiana State University, wants you to rethink everything you think you know about evolution.<p>In a TED talk delivered in April but released on Friday, Chakrabarty dispels the notion that humans are the …

Biology

5 Differences Between Communism and Capitalism

Communism, Its Characteristics, Pros, Cons, and Examples<p>What It Is, How It Works, Comparison to Capitalism and Socialism<p>Updated May 06, 2018<p>Communism …

Globalization

Scientists Propose a New Kind of Matter Inside the Densest Stars

You might have a pretty rigid understanding of the way stuff should look, at the most basic level. It should have a nucleus that is orbited by …

Physics

A New Study Details Everything That Would Be Needed For An Interstellar Journey To Proxima Centauri

Scientists have determined the minimum amount of crew members needed for a 6,300-year journey to Proxima b.<p>A team of French scientists have recently …

Astronomy

This Quantum Theory Predicts That The Future Might Be Influencing The Past

No, seriously.<p>One of the weirder aspects of quantum mechanics could be explained by an equally weird idea – that causation can run backwards in time …

Quantum Physics

Black Holes Can Maybe Turn Into Dark Matter Lasers

Black holes are already some of the strangest objects in the universe, and scientists sometimes dream up some pretty wild theories about their …

Dark Matter

Future quantum technologies may exploit identical particle entanglement

Usually when physicists perform quantum entanglement between particles—whether it be qubits, atoms, photons, electrons, etc.—the particles are …

Quantum Physics

A radical plan to fix inequality is making waves with its many moral dilemmas

What if everything was for sale? What if you had to name a price for everything you owned and be willing to sell it if a buyer matched your offer? And you couldn’t cheat by overestimating the price to keep your property because your taxes would be based on the value you chose.<p>It’s enough to make …

Economics

The Surprising Reason Why Neutron Stars Don't All Collapse To Form Black Holes

There are few things in the Universe that are as easy to form, in theory, as black holes are. Bring enough mass into a compact volume and it gets more and more difficult to gravitationally escape from it. If you were to gather enough matter in a single spot and let gravitation do its thing, you’d …

Physics

From pulsar to magnetar? Or vice versa?

Since the 1970s, scientists have treated pulsars and magnetars as 2 distinct populations of objects. Now they think they might be stages in a single …

Universe

Astronomers Just Cracked The Cosmic Mystery of Anomalous Microwave Glow in Our Galaxy

The answer contains diamonds.<p>The source of a mysterious microwave glow detected across our galaxy eluded astronomers for decades. But now a crack …

Universe

20 Books As Inspiring As A TEDTalk — According To The People Who Give The Talks

Want to spend your vacation working on self-improvement and -enrichment? There are 20 books TED speakers want you to read this summer, and I've got …

Books

New Stars Turn Galaxies Pink, Even Though There Are No 'Pink Stars'

If you look through a telescope’s eyepiece, distant galaxies always appears white.<p>But with advanced cameras that pick up individual photons, some regions show a different color: pink.<p>In our own galaxy, it’s the overwhelming color of star-forming regions like the Orion Nebula.<p>In some galaxies, the …

Cosmology