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Dalai Lama: Religion Without Quantum Physics Is an Incomplete Picture of Reality

His Holiness on emptiness and entanglement.<p>Ever since Copernicus published <i>On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres</i> in 1543 to outline his heliocentric cosmology and thereby kick start modern scientific inquiry, an uneasy truce has existed between science and religion. Although Copernicus wasn't …

How Physicists Quantum Teleported Information Over 62 Miles

Bringing us one step closer to a quantum Internet<p>Teleportation isn’t real, at least not as it’s depicted in fiction. No one has ever made a material object -- be it Harry Potter or Captain Kirk -- physically disappear from one location and reappear elsewhere. But information … that’s a different …

Quantum Mechanics

Richard Dawkins interview: 'It must be possible to construct life chemically, or in a computer'

Richard Dawkins has always been a figure of controversy. Part two of his autobiography, now out, picks up from the publication of The Selfish Gene. A combative presence on Twitter, he is a surprisingly much quieter personality behind the scenes, writes Carole Cadwalladr<p>Britain’s most famous atheist …

Mark Twain

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Kujira Carbon Steel Knives Mimic the Form of Whales | Colossal

<p>Designed by blacksmith Toru Yamashita in Japan’s Kochi-prefecture, these high carbon steel knives are designed in the form of five different whales, …

College Student Builds Tiny House to Graduate Debt-Free

While many people graduate college with substantial debt, 25-year-old Joel Weber decided that he didn't want to be one of them. To save money on room and board, the University of Texas student was determined to build his own tiny home. These eco-friendly type structures are usually around 500 …

College & University

How same-sex marriage could ruin civilisation

In the wake of the US supreme court ruling that legalised same-sex marriage throughout America, many commenters and objectors have claimed it will have disastrous consequences. But rather than just dismissing them as irrational bitterness, it’s important to consider the genuine scientific basis for …

LGBTQI

Nasa SpaceX mission to International Space Station ends in explosion

Administrator: ‘We will work with SpaceX to understand what happened’ Dragon spacecraft was carrying supplies and station docking adaptor<p>Nasa and the International Space station suffered a “big loss” on Sunday, when the launch of a SpaceX supply mission to the International Space Station (ISS) …

Space Exploration

After momentous week, Obama's presidency is reborn

He sang. He wept. He cheered. And many say they finally saw the man who inspired them in '08.<p>Grace.<p>Amazing grace.<p>This came very close to being the worst week of Barack Obama’s presidency, and, effectively, the last: a possible repudiation from both Congress and the Supreme Court, from his own …

Human Rights

How not to regret your career, from the head of Silicon Valley's greatest startup factory

Y Combinator President Sam Altman looked onto the room of 3,000 interns at Internapalooza in San Francisco on Thursday night, and delivered good news — to only one person.<p>"Someone in this room I am very confident is going to found a multi-billion dollar company that will change the world in a very …

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