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Mathematical Model Reveals the Patterns of How Innovations Arise | MIT Technology Review

A mathematical model could lead to a new approach to the study of what is possible, and how it follows from what already exists.<p>Innovation is one of …

Mathematics

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Greg Gage is a neuroscientist.<p>You wouldn't know it by looking at him, though. There's no long, white lab coat. And he doesn't speak in scientific jargon that's difficult to understand.<p>That's because Gage is on a mission: He wants to make neuroscience accessible to everyone.<p>"In order to be able to …

Neuroscience

Start Rolling Your Blunts: New Study Says Weed Can Enhance Cognitive Function

Jokes about the stupid stoner are becoming passé.<p>We've already heard how medical marijuana can help people with everything from PTSD to creativity. Now there's even more evidence from Harvard-Tuft researchers in study indicating that cannabis helps our cognitive performance, i.e. the way we acquire …

Cannabis

Harvard Scientists Think They've Pinpointed The Physical Source of Consciousness

This is where awareness lives.<p>Scientists have struggled for millennia to understand human consciousness - the awareness of one's existence. Despite …

Consciousness

Physicists Might Have Found a Way to Break The Second Law of Thermodynamics

Wha??<p>The laws of thermodynamics are some of the most important principles in modern physics, because they define how three fundamental physical …

Brain training exercises just make you better at brain training exercises

<i>By</i> Christian JarrettIf you spend time building your physical strength and stamina in the gym, you can expect to carry these benefits into everyday …

The Brain

The Collatz Conjecture Is a Simple Problem That Mathematicians Can't Solve

A kid can understand the question, but no one can answer it.<p>Part of the beauty of mathematics is that seemingly simple patterns lead to much more complicated questions and theories. The Collatz conjecture, which is the subject of a new video from YouTube channel Numberphile, is the perfect example …

Does every non-Archimedean absolute value satisfy the ultrametric inequality?

The Archimedean property occurs in various areas of mathematics; for instance it is defined for ordered groups, ordered fields, partially ordered …

Mathematics

These Tools Will Help You Become A More Persuasive Writer

Everybody writes. No matter what you are doing in life, you need to communicate with other people. Whether it’s a personal email to your friend or a formal proposal for your business, you want to persuade people to take action.<p>Throughout the years I developed a writing routine and found useful …

Google Docs

Constant Multitasking Is Damaging Millennial Brains, Research Shows

And their employers are making things worse.<p>You probably know that multitasking makes you less productive not more so. Neuroscientists, psychologists, and efficiency experts have been telling the world for years that since the brain can't actually pay attention to more than one thing at a time. …

Here’s What Music Does to Your Brain

Many people enjoy listening to the radio while they continue with their work tasks. Whether its a truck driver listening as they travel, or an office …

The Brain

10 of Nikola Tesla's Most Amazing Predictions

As a technology-obsessed culture, we love our tech heroes. The champions of the tech industry are treated like rock stars, and their announcements of …

Engineering

The Double-Slit Experiment That Blew Open Quantum Mechanics

Is light a wave or a particle? Yes.<p>The physics equations you learned in school don't work on the atomic scale. We have Newtonian physics to explain the world we can see and feel, and we have Einsteinian physics to explain the behavior of matter and light in the universe, but we observe a bunch of …

This is the best scientific argument that your brain isn't a computer

One of the most intriguing speculative arguments in physics and computer science isn't really about physics or computer science at all. It's about the brain — or more precisely, about consciousness — and it's been going on for decades. The central question: Is the brain fundamentally like a …

Bizarre Proof to Torment Mathematicians for Years to Come

Nearly four years after Shinichi Mochizuki unveiled an imposing set of papers that could revolutionize the theory of numbers, other mathematicians …

Mathematics

What Are The Most Energetic Particles In The Universe?

You might think of the largest and most powerful particle accelerators in the world — places like SLAC, Fermilab and the Large Hadron Collider — as the source of the highest energies we’ll ever see. But everything we’ve ever done here on Earth has absolutely <i>nothing</i> on the natural Universe itself! …

Physics

These Are the Four Stages of Your Brain on Math

Have you ever wondered what your brain is really doing as you sweat your way through a math test? Now you can see for yourself, thanks to a new brain …

Could brain stimulation make us more susceptible to hypnosis?

A team of researchers from the Stanford University School of Medicine has identified key areas of the human brain that, under stimulation, could make …

What Your Brain Looks Like When It Solves a Math Problem

Solving a hairy math problem might send a shudder of exultation along your spinal cord. But scientists have historically struggled to deconstruct the exact mental alchemy that occurs when the brain successfully leaps the gap from “Say what?” to “Aha!”<p>Now, using an innovative combination of …

Mathematics

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Has Physics Gotten Something Really Important Really Wrong?

Sometimes the most important step one can take in science is back.<p>When the path towards progress in a field becomes muddied, the best response may be to step away from all the technical specifics that make up day-to-day practice and begin pulling up the floorboards. In other words, rather than …

Physics

Quantum Computer Simulates Antimatter in Breakthrough Experiment

The first full simulation of a high-energy physics experiment has been performed using an early version of a quantum computer—the ultra-powerful …

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The Sleep Hack Neuroscience Says Gives Your Brain Optimal Rest | Inc.com

Sleep is critical for rest and rejuvenation. A human being will actually die of sleep deprivation before starvation--it takes about two weeks to starve, but only 10 days to die if you go without sleep.<p>The CDC has also classified insufficient sleep as a public health concern. Those who don't get …

Sleep

How to Read People Like Sherlock Holmes: 5 Secrets Backed by Research

We’d all like to learn how to read people like Sherlock Holmes. And research shows understanding things like body language is even more powerful than …

Body Language

Largest-ever math proof chews up 200TB of data

You've probably been asked to prove a math solution at some point, but never like this. Researchers have created the world's largest math proof while solving the Boolean Pythagorean triples problem, consuming a whopping 200TB of data -- the previous record was 'just' 13GB. The sheer size came from …

Mathematicians Bridge the Divide Between Infinity and the Physical World

Author: Natalie Wolchover. Natalie Wolchover Science<p>Date of Publication: 05.28.16.<p>Time of Publication: 7:00 am. 7:00 am<p>With a surprising new proof, …

The Reason You’re Not More Productive? It’s Complicated.

Life can be a challenge. It’s common to feel like you’re constantly battling personal and professional to-do lists, working against the clock, and …

Productivity

Billionaire Yuri Milner And Stephen Hawking Team Up To Send Nanospaceships To Alpha Centauri

Last summer, billionaire technology investor Yuri Milner announced he was investing $100 million into searching for extraterrestrial life.<p>Today, the billionaire science philanthropist has once again teamed up with physicist Stephen Hawking to announce a new investment – $100 million with a goal of …

Space Travel

18 choices millionaires make that the rest of us don't

Getting rich isn't reserved for a lucky, select few.<p>"Like most things in life, becoming good at attracting money is no different than becoming good at anything else, be it being a sub-par golfer, losing weight, or mastering a second language," writes self-made millionaire Steve Siebold, author of …