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What Makes the Hardest Equations in Physics So Difficult?

The Navier-Stokes equations describe simple, everyday phenomena, like water flowing from a garden hose, yet they provide a million-dollar …

Physics

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Breaking: An Entirely New Type of Quantum Computing Has Been Invented

"It's amazing no one had thought of it before."<p>Australian researchers have designed a new type of qubit - the building block of quantum computers - …

What is quantum entanglement? Part 3: Entanglement, at last

<i>This is part 3 in a lengthy series of posts attempting to explain the idea of quantum entanglement to a non-physics audience. Part 1 can be read</i> …

Quantum Mechanics

What is Quantum Entanglement? Part 1: Waves and particles

If you follow science, or science fiction, to any degree, great or small, you’ve probably heard the term “quantum entanglement” before. You may also …

Physics

What is quantum entanglement? Part 2: Randomness and measurement

<i>This is part 2 in a lengthy series of posts attempting to explain the idea of quantum entanglement to a non-physics audience. Part 1 can be read …

Quantum Mechanics

The Higgs Boson: A Not-So-Godlike Particle

<i>Paul Sutter is an astrophysicist at The Ohio State University and the chief scientist at COSI science center. Sutter is also host of Ask a Spaceman,</i> …

Physics

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Neutrinos hint at why antimatter didn’t blow up the universe

It could all have been so different. When matter first formed in the universe, our current theories suggest that it should have been accompanied by …

Beethoven Symphony No. 4 in B-flat, Op. 60

performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra under Rene Leibowitz (see below for more information on recordings)<p>“a slender Greek maiden between two …

An orchestra of guitarists performed "Glenn Branca’s Symphonies" at Masonic Hall (pics)

photos by <b>Greg Cristman</b><p>It had dynamics. It rose quietly and carefully in four-square rhythm, constructing staggered, shifting layers of patterned …

Here's why some computer scientists suspect your brain is just a fancy computer

Something very cool happened recently in Minnesota.<p>At the Seven Pines Symposium, where well-regarded theorists come together to discuss core philosophical questions in science, two famous thinkers on computation and the brain held a debate. On one side was Roger Penrose, an 84-year-old Oxford …

Hawking team updates soft hair theory to help solve black hole information paradox

(Phys.org)—Stephen Hawking, along with Malcolm Perry and Andrew Strominger has updated his ideas regarding solving the black hole information …

Black Holes

Beyond Biocentrism

• <b>Author:</b> Robert Lanza<p><b>Biocentrism shocked the world with a radical rethinking of the nature of reality.</b><p><b>But that was just the beginning.</b><p>In <i>Beyond Biocentrism</i>, acclaimed biologist Robert Lanza, one of <i>TIME Magazine’s</i> "100 Most Influential People in 2014," and leading astronomer Bob Berman, take the …

Social Physics

• <b>Author:</b> Alex Pentland<p><i>From one of the world’s leading data scientists, a landmark tour of the new science of idea flow, offering revolutionary insights into the mysteries of collective intelligence and social influence</i><br>If the Big Data revolution has a presiding genius, it is MIT’s Alex “Sandy” …

Game Theory for Parents

Adapted from <i>The Game Theorists’s Guide to Parenting: How the Science of Strategic Thinking Can Help You Deal with the Toughest Negotiators You</i> …

The Ultimate Collection of Free Physics Videos

You don’t need to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars or sit through hours of classes in order to understand the fundamental nature of the universe. …

The Tides of Mind: Uncovering the Spectrum of Consciousness

• <b>Author:</b> David Gelernter<p>A “rock star” (New York Times) of the computing world provides a radical new work on the meaning of human consciousness.<p>The holy grail of psychologists and scientists for nearly a century has been to understand and replicate both human thought and the human mind. In fact, …

The Upright Thinkers

• <b>Author:</b> Leonard Mlodinow<p>A few million years ago, our ancestors came down from the trees and began to stand upright, freeing our hands to create tools and our minds to grapple with the world around us. <br>Leonard Mlodinow takes us on a passionate and inspiring tour through the exciting history of human …

‘Origins’ offers science-based account of creation

<b>Origins: The Scientific Story of Creation</b><i><br>Jim Baggott<br>Oxford Univ., $34.95</i><p>Throughout history, every culture has woven its own tale of creation, …

Biology

Quantum Physics

• <b>Author:</b> Alastair Rae<p>From quarks to computing, this fascinating introduction covers every element of the quantum world in clear and accessible language. Drawing on a wealth of expertise to explain just what a fascinating field quantum physics is, Rae points out that it is not simply a maze of …

What’s the Matter?

• <b>Author:</b> Nichole Coleman, PhD<p>Organic chemistry is often perceived to be incomprehensible and disjointed from general chemistry. And while scientists ponder the complexity of nature and provide us with concepts of bonding, descriptions of organic mechanisms, and explanations of reactivity in …

The Big Picture

• <b>Author:</b> Sean Carroll<p><b>*INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER*</b><b><br>"Vivid . . . impressive. . . . Splendidly informative."—The New York Times</b><i><br>"</i><b>Succeeds spectacularly."—Science<br>"A tour de force."—Salon</b><br>Already internationally acclaimed for his elegant, lucid writing on the most challenging notions in modern …