Mike Wycislik Eisen

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The surprising reason why NASA hasn't sent humans to Mars yet

We could have been on Mars 30 years ago. At the peak of the Apollo era in the early '70s, NASA was already planning its next step into the unknown.<p>Its plans included building multiple space stations, continued trips to the Moon, and the first crewed mission to Mars by the 1980s. Can you imagine …

Here's what a world powered by quantum computers will look like

Beyond Science Fiction<p>In 1935, Albert Einstein famously collaborated with physicists Boris Podolsky and Nathan Rosen on a paper designed to …

Quantum Computing

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How to Be the Most Interesting Person in Any Conversation, According to Science | Inc.com

Caroline Webb, the renowned economist, leadership coach, and author of <i>How to Have a Good Day,</i> has helped hundreds of organizations be more effective through behavioral economics, psychology, and neuroscience.<p>In a recent interview with award-winning podcaster David Burkus, she gave some keen …

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The physics of time travel isn’t just the stuff of science fiction

We’re all time travelers nowadays. We project ourselves mentally into the misty past and the risky future. We revisit and revise our memories. We invent possible futures and explore them with anticipation and desire. We’re temporal experts and manipulators; we have flashbacks and flashforwards and …

Mysterious object from deep space has entered the solar system

It was first seen just a month ago. A tiny blip of light was seen to be moving through the sky by the PanSTARRS1 telescope in Hawaii.<p>The number-crunching which followed was automatic. The results were unusual.<p>This object is in an odd position. It’s moving very fast. And it’s in what appears to be a …

Universe

Human Brain Operates Outside of the Laws of Physics, New Study Claims

It was the eminent French philosopher and mathematician René Descartes who first suggested that the human mind may operate outside of the physical …

Quantum Mechanics

Richard Branson Reveals ‘Revolutionary’ Virgin Hyperloop One Plan

Richard Branson is throwing his weight behind “the world’s most revolutionary train service.” The entrepreneur announced on Thursday that his Virgin …

High-speed Rail

The first men to conquer death will create a new social order – a terrifying one

Immensely wealthy and powerful men like Peter Thiel and Elon Musk want to live forever. But at what cost?<p>In a 2011 <i>New Yorker</i> profile, Peter Thiel, …

The Concept of Schizophrenia Is Coming to an End – Here's Why

"The syndrome is already beginning to breakdown..."<p>The concept of schizophrenia is dying. Harried for decades by psychology, it now appears to have …

Mental Health

Elon Musk’s Neuralink Gets $27 Million to Build Brain Computers

Neuralink Corp., the startup co-founded by billionaire Elon Musk, has taken steps to sell as much as $100 million in stock to fund the development of …

Scientists Finally Prove Strange Quantum Physics Idea Einstein Hated

The equations of physics are things that we humans created to understand the Universe, and it can be hard to disentangle them from the Universe’s …

Dear Elon–Forget Killer Robots. Here’s What You Should Really Worry About

Panicking about killer robots is foolish when you have many more immediate problems, writes columnist Caroline Sinders.<p>Dear Elon,<p>We’ve never met but I feel confident telling you this: It’s going to be okay, I promise. Put the coffee down, and the whiskey. The killer robots aren’t coming for us, …

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It took the power of Batman and PlayStation VR to turn a skeptic in an almost-believer

I'm Batman.<p>I've waited years — since the release of 1989's "Batman" — to say those words and mean them. Considering that I've spent the bulk of my professional life writing rather than building a superhero's physique, it seemed unlikely, save for Halloween, that such a day would come.<p>It has.<p>Virtual …

Virtual Reality