Matthew Hudman

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Was There a Civilization On Earth Before Humans?

A look at the available evidence<p>It only took five minutes for Gavin Schmidt to out-speculate me.<p>Schmidt is the director of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (a.k.a. GISS) a world-class climate-science facility. One day last year, I came to GISS with a far-out proposal. In my work as an …

Rare Earth

Stephen Colbert and Ricky Gervais Debate the Existence of God

Unsurprisingly, the Catholic host failed to convince his atheist guest that God exists.<p>Typically, the question “Is there a God?” does not come up on …

Facts are the reason science is losing during the current war on reason

You’d think scientists could answer simple questions like ‘when did the dinosaurs live?’. But the truth about science is bad news for those seeking certainty<p>With controversy about science communication, facts and alternative facts hitting the headlines recently, I’ve been having a number of …

Dinosaurs

Reality Is Not What We Can See

Some physicists, mind you, not many of them, are physicist-poets.<p>They see the world or, more adequately, physical reality, as a lyrical narrative written in some hidden code that the human mind can decipher.<p>Carlo Rovelli, the Italian physicist and author, is one of them. Following his best-seller</i> …

Quantum Mechanics

If the Universe Is Expanding, What Does It Expand Into?

<i>If the universe is expanding, then what does it expand into?</i><p><b>Richard Muller:</b><p>The universe doesn't have to be expanding into anything in order to …

Harry Potter

Reality Is Not What It Seems by Carlo Rovelli review – physics versus certainty

The author of the million-selling Seven Brief Lessons on Physics rails against Richard Dawkins and the science-arts split<p>Carlo Rovelli’s slim poetic meditation <i>Seven Brief Lessons on Physics</i> managed to clarify the troubling uncertainties of Einsteinian relativity, quantum theory and other physical …

Shades of Grey

Can Science Prove The Existence Of God?

There’s an argument that many people make: that the natural world, and humanity’s existence in the Universe, point towards a divine creator that brought forth all of this into existence. To the best of our knowledge, Earth exists with a plethora of conditions that allowed for our existence, and …

Universe

What is the Fermi Paradox? - ExtremeTech

By on January 18, 2017 at 12:45 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Ever since scientists began to …

Science Fiction

How to delete your Facebook account once and for all

This is the tough love you were looking for.<p>You have a gambling addiction. A pretty serious one, actually.<p>You rise each day and take a trip to Mark Zuckerberg's bustling casino. You arrive, hoping you might see familiar faces, but all the other gamblers are people you don't give a crap about. You …

Social Media

Quickly Learn the Differences Between Most Home Design Styles With This Chart

Whether you’re hunting for a new home to rent or buy, real estate listings love to use specific design terminology like “traditional ranch,” or …

Real Estate

Breathtaking New Image Shows Our Tiny Planet And Moon From Mars

You are here.<p>There's nothing that puts your life into perspective quite like staring down on our little blue marble from the vast expanse of …

South-east Asia

Tesla | American Experience

<b>Narrator:</b> In 1891, a Serbian scientist demonstrated his latest inventions before an awestruck audience at Columbia University.<p>"Tubes… held in the …

Puzzle 3 – Meditullium

January 2, 2017, Announcements<p><b>Solution</b>: Click here: Decrypting Meditullium to view the documentation on how to solve Puzzle 3 – Meditullium.<p><b>Puzzle 3</b> …

Here's the New Dark Matter-Free Theory of Gravity

Erik Verlinde has picked a fight with Einstein -- and could win.<p>The existence of dark matter is generally accepted by the sort of scientists who care …

Dark Matter

Is There A Link Between Depression And Creativity?

<b>Depression and creativity are almost collocated words</b><p>Creativity has often been linked to depression or mood disorders. When I wrote a short post some …

I quit alcohol to save my life. But I miss the person I was when I drank.

I gave up drinking when my pancreas exploded.<p>In early 2014, after celebrating a job loss with a two-week bender, I spent a sunny Sunday with a knifing pain in my gut, vomiting so hard that I ripped my gastrointestinal tract. My mom gave me a ride to the emergency room, and I spent a week in the …

Los Angeles

Stoicism Reveals 4 Rituals That Will Make You Mentally Strong

Grit. Resilience. Mental toughness. We hear a lot about them these days. But maybe we shouldn’t. Why?Because there have been good solutions to the …

Self-help

A History of Philosophy in 81 Video Lectures: From Ancient Greece to Modern Times

Above, you can watch 81 video lectures tracing the history of philosophy, moving from Ancient Greece to modern times. Arthur Holmes presented this …

Welcome to the Universe: Neil deGrasse Tyson on space and other unknowns

Can we afford a no-holds-barred approach to scientific research? Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson tells DW why, when it comes to space, or any …

Physics

Some Really Cool-Sounding Scifi Films Will Premiere at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival

The Sundance Film Festival is well-known for debuting some of the best films of any given year. In fact, it’s likely many of your favorite movies of …

The astrophysicist searching for the Universe’s ‘dark stars’

Much of the Universe is made up of a strange substance that bears no resemblance to the atoms that make up life, the planets and our stars. What is this dark matter – and how do we find it? Astrophysicist Katherine Freese explains in the cinematic, mind-expanding video above.<p>It is the ultimate …

Dark Matter

The emotional life of men: 'you'll be right' isn't enough anymore

We have grown up into a society in which males fear sharing emotion with one another, and we continue to teach boys that emotion is not okay<p>I love my father. He’s kind and caring.<p>He grew up in a rural family of boys. He learnt from his father, who in turn learnt from his father, that expressing …

Mental Health

Comments of the Week #137: from quantum entanglement to string theory’s basics

“A thing may be of deeper impossibility than another, in the sense that you can be more deeply underwater–but whether you are five feet or five …

Physics

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The 15 smartest sci-fi movies of all time

Viewers are praising the film's stunning cinematography, the commanding performance of Amy Adams, and off-the-charts entertainment value, but mostly, they are praising the film's intelligence.<p>What's funny about most of the praise for the movie's smarts is that it's usually accompanied by just a …

Science Fiction

The Non-Technical Guide to Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence

I have a challenge for you.<p>In a few seconds, I want you to <b>stop reading this article, and follow the instructions below.</b><p>Here you go:<p>I hope my point is …

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18 science fiction and fantasy books to pick up this November

It’s November, which means it’s getting colder outside: the perfect excuse to curl up with a good book. Fortunately, there’s a whole pile of new books coming out this month for you to check out and add to your to-read list.<p>Here's what you should load up your bookshelves with this November:<p>November …

Books