Mark E Midgett

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New quantum machines make first discoveries

Two teams of physicists have built the largest controlled quantum simulators yet, which allowed them to determine how matter can behave at the …

There are 2 types of time travel and physicists agree that one of them is possible

Brian Greene, professor of physics and mathematics at Columbia University and co-founder of the World Science Festival, explains what we know about time travel so far. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><b>Brian Greene:</b> I'm Brian Greene, professor of physics and mathematics at Columbia University …

Physics

The Asteroid That Killed Dinosaurs Triggered a Worse Global Disaster Than Ever Imagined

40,000 US nuclear arsenals in a matter of seconds.<p>Fighters may prefer to land straight-on punches, but when it comes to asteroid and comet impacts, …

20 Side Dishes to Serve Alongside a Juicy Steak

Once you've mastered the art of cooking the perfect steak in the oven, you can start to think about finding your perfect seasonal side dish. There …

Sleep Scientist Warns Against Walking Through Life 'In An Underslept State'

The National Sleep Foundation recommends an average of eight hours of sleep per night for adults, but sleep scientist Matthew Walker says that too many people are falling short of the mark.<p>"Human beings are the only species that deliberately deprive themselves of sleep for no apparent gain," Walker …

University of California

NASA's New Ion Thruster Engine Is Breaking Some Important Records

Faster than rockets with far less fuel!<p>NASA's new X3 thruster, which is being developed by researchers at the University of Michigan in collaboration …

Quantum Observation Can Make Energy Flow Against The Current, New Study Shows

This shouldn't be possible.<p>One of the most peculiar aspects of quantum theory is the observer effect, the idea that the very act of observing and …

7 'Facts' You Learned at School That Are No Longer True

Don't get stuck in the past.<p>Over time, even facts we consider steadfast truths can change. People used to think doctors could forgo washing their …

Mystery of Great Pyramid may be solved, researchers say

New evidence proves that the ancient Egyptians constructed the Great Pyramid at Giza by transporting 170,000 tons of limestone in boats.<p>It has long been known that the rock was extracted eight miles away in Tura and that granite used in the monumental structure was quarried 533 miles away in …

Orange Butter Cookies with Grand Marnier Glaze

Ingredients:<p>For the cookies<br>10-1/2 oz. (2-1/3 cups) unbleached all-purpose flour; more as needed<br>1/2 tsp. table salt<br>1/4 tsp. baking powder<br>8 oz. (1 cup) …

The Early Word on Kolache and Beer Haven Batch

When <b>Batch Craft Beer and Kolaches</b> opened in August, lines were out the door to sample two of Austin’s favorite things in one place. Batch soon sold out of kolaches and klobasniky, but with a spacious, shaded patio and ample beer selection, patrons found other reasons to hang out. Read on for the …

JAMAICAN JERK CHICKEN TACOS

STEP ONE<p>Combine drained tomatoes, pineapple, onion and cilantro in medium bowl; set aside. Stir together lime juice and sour cream in small bowl; set …

Rafael's Toffee Sugar Cookies

Prep: Make the dough at least two hours before you’re ready to bake the cookies and refrigerate it in the meantime.<p>Take your eggs and butter out of …

Your schedule could be killing you

Viktor Koen<p>Modern lifestyles are at war with the way our bodies evolved to function.<p>It is 7 p.m. on a spring Friday, and the Highland Hospital emergency room in Oakland, one of the busiest trauma centers in northern California, is expecting. When the patient—a young bicyclist hit by a car—arrives, …

University of California

One of Our Fundamental Assumptions About Black Holes Was Just Overturned in The Lab

We have a problem.<p>Black holes are the most intense and mysterious cosmic phenomena in the Universe, and new research shows we understand even less …

Black Holes

Deep in the Heart of Our Galaxy, Einstein Proved Right Again

Scientists always seem to be finding new evidence of Albert Einstein "being right." The latest example comes from astronomers using the European …

You Can Make Chips Out of Jellyfish

Here's the bad news: due to climate change, the number of jellyfish is likely rising. The good news? Mie Thorborg Pedersen, a Danish gastrophysicist, …

Please Enjoy Channing Tatum Turning This Convenience Store Into a Dance Club for Two

Channing Tatum recently broke out his <i>Magic Mike</i> dance moves for an impromptu dance party at a gas station.<p>You can find a <i>Magic Mike</i> fan in anyone from …

Stanford’s surprise discovery may lead to new breakthrough metamaterials

If comics have taught us anything, it is that the best advances are ones that happen by accident. That sums up a serendipitous discovery by …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Accio Butterbeer! Enjoy this recipe for the Hogsmeade staple

There’s only one way to celebrate Harry Potter’s birthday and that’s with a frothy glass of butterbeer. So act like you’re at the Three Broomsticks …

Our Complete Guide to Marinating: What Works, What Doesn't, and Why

As it turns out, marinating longer doesn't necessarily mean a more delicious dinner.<p>That moment you realize everything you’ve ever believed about …

Physicists turn a crystal into an electrical circuit

Washington State University physicists have found a way to write an electrical circuit into a crystal, opening up the possibility of transparent, …

Here's How to Watch the Delta Aquariid Meteor Shower Peak This Week

The Delta Aquariid meteor shower is underway, and it's not a bad way to whet your appetite for August's total solar eclipse. The shower is a …

The Food Lab: My 19 Favorite Summer Grilling Recipes

Even when I lived in a New York apartment, grilling (perhaps illegally, on my balcony) was my favorite way to spend a warm summer evening. Now that I'm out in the Bay Area, warm summer evenings don't really exist, but I've got far more room for grilling than I've ever had before, which means that …

Where did the antimatter go?

<b>(CNN) —</b> You've no doubt heard of Einstein's famous equation E = mc2, and you may well have heard that it means that matter can be converted to energy and back again. That statement is true but incomplete.<p>What is more correct is that energy can be converted not only into matter, but also antimatter …

If You're Trying to Lose Weight, Don't Make These 10 Breakfast Mistakes

Many experts hail breakfast as "the most important meal of the day" for weight loss because it jump starts your metabolism, gives you energy for workouts, and prevents that famished feeling that can make you overeat calories later in the day. Before spooning, biting, or sipping that a.m. meal, …

Your Complete Fourth Of July Feast: 20 Easy And Delicious Recipes

Your search for July 4th recipes is over! Everything you need for your Independence Day cookout is on this list, from starters to sides to entrees to sweets. All of these easy recipes are tested and reader-approved, so you can rest assured that they’ll come out perfectly the very first time.<p>1. Best …

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We knew Jupiter was weird. Now we're finding out HOW weird.

If there’s one thing that shouldn’t surprise astronomers, it’s being surprised. The trend is pretty clear: Every single time we look at the Universe …

This Very-Fudgy Chocolate Cookie Comes Together in One...Saucepan?

Open your cupboard cabinets and your pantry doors. Rummage around in there, behind the bottles of balsamic vinegar and cans of chickpeas and boxes of lasagna noodles, to the neglected cans and jars section. We buy these jars for a single recipe, then forget about them. Sweetened condensed milk …