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The Puzzle Of Quantum Reality

There's a hole at the heart of quantum physics.<p>It's a deep hole. Yet it's not a hole that prevents the theory from working. Quantum physics is, by any measure, astonishingly successful. It's the theory that underpins nearly all of modern technology, from the silicon chips buried in your phone to …

Quantum Mechanics

26 hiking trails around the world that should be on your bucket list

Below is a list of breathtaking trails that span all difficulty levels.<p>From Japan's Yoshida Trail to Argentina's Fitz Roy Trek, here are 26 hikes worth traveling for.

Hiking

Not even IBM is sure where its quantum computer experiments will lead

Despite the hype and hoopla surrounding the burgeoning field of quantum computing, the technology is still in its infancy. Just a few years ago, researchers were making headlines with rudimentary machines that housed less than a dozen qubits -- the quantum version of a classical computer's binary …

Quantum Computing

Sen. John McCain, Ill With Brain Cancer, Tells Western Allies 'I Am Counting on You... to Never Give Up'

Cindy McCain accepted an award on behalf of her husband John McCain, who is ill with brain cancer, on Saturday night at the Munich Security …

Joe Biden

Want To Have The Best Tomatoes? Put These Things In The Holes Before Planting Them

When dealing with gardening and planting all of those fruits and veggies, the greatest satisfaction of every gardener is to see the final outcome or …

Top Road Trip Spots in North America, From a Man Who's Seen It All

1 of 25<p>Medicine Lake — Alberta, Canada<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 25<p>Tombstone Territorial Park — Yukon Territory, Canada<p>3 of 25<p>Salmon Glacier — British …

Only 2% of people can solve this Einstein riddle — see if you can figure it out

There's nothing like a good riddle to stimulate your mind and give you an excuse to channel your inner Sherlock Holmes. Sure, the thrill of solving puzzles may not give you the adrenaline rush of a skydive, but regularly doing logic and crossword puzzles can keep your brain young as you age. And …

Puzzles

The U.S. government is set to borrow nearly $1 trillion this year, an 84 percent jump from last year

It was another crazy news week, so it's understandable if you missed a small but important announcement from the Treasury Department: The federal government is on track to borrow nearly $1 trillion this fiscal year — Trump's first full year in charge of the budget.<p>That's almost double what the …

Economy

One of Wall Street's best stock pickers shares his secrets for crushing the market

Alex Umansky doesn't think like your average stock picker. And judging by how well the Baron Funds portfolio manager has done in recent years, maybe it's time for more investors to adopt his mindset.<p>Look no further than Umansky's $199 million Fifth Avenue Growth Fund for evidence of this. With a …

Investing

Fast computer control for molecular machines

Scientists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have developed a novel electric propulsion technology for nanorobots. It allows molecular …

Nanotech

Best of Last Week – Creating negative mass, a recipe for starting life on Earth and fast food's impact on immune system

It was another good week for physics, as a team at the University of Rochester announced that they had created a device that creates negative mass, …

Immune System

Be like Bill Gates and Warren Buffett: If you’re not spending 5 hours per week learning, you’re being irresponsible

“In my whole life, I have known no wise people (over a broad subject matter area) who didn’t read all the time — none. Zero.” <i>— Charlie Munger, Self-made billionaire & Warren Buffett’s longtime business partner</i><p>Why did the busiest person in the world, former president Barack Obama, read an hour a day …

Bill Gates: 5 Amazing Books I Read in 2017

Reading is my favorite way to indulge my curiosity. Although I’m lucky that I get to meet with a lot of interesting people and visit fascinating …

Books

10 Extreme Hikes You Can Do Without Being a Pro

National parks are the backyard of the United States: They provide a natural refuge for the cooped up, modern, digital soul. Miles of trails within the National Park System invite hikers from the world over into their inner reaches—and the diverse landscape of the U.S. means a hike to Angels …

Hiking

Did Religions Arise From Our Misunderstanding of Human Consciousness?

Humans have been claiming to hear the voice of God for eons, but one psychologist's controversial theory disputes whether we ever heard it at all. …

Poetry

50 startups that will boom in 2018, according to VCs

Who better to ask than the startup experts, the VCs that watch the industry, guide the startups, hear their pitches, and invest in them?<p>We reached out to a number of top VCs and asked them which startups will boom in 2018. We invited participation from investors from a variety of backgrounds and …

Startups

WATCH: You've Got to See This Beautiful Lakefront Garden

<i>Video courtesy of Orchestrate; www.orch3strate.com</i><p>When it comes to photos of his gardens on Lake Martin, Jim Scott says they’re no substitute for the …

Country Lifestyle

13 Best Uses For Baking Soda In The Garden

You probably have at least one box of baking soda in your home – if you’re like so many other Americans, it’s most likely sitting in your …

How To Grow A Lemon Tree From Seed No Matter Where You Live

They say when life gives you lemons, make lemonade, but you really should do a whole lot more than that. This little citrus fruit not only offers a …

14 Genius Tricks To Keep Flies Out Of Your Home & Garden

Flies are not only annoying, they’re major carriers of disease. They are known to transfer more than 100 pathogens that can result in illness, …

12 Amazing Reasons Why Coffee Grounds Should be Used In Every Home & Garden

That warm cup of coffee wakes us up every morning. Beside that positive effect it has few others that we read about all the time. But did you know …

How to Store Canna Bulbs

This article discusses how to store canna bulbs for the winter. By extension, you can use this information for storing other tropical or sub-tropical …

Plants

How to grow dahlias

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Poorly flowering hibiscus? Problem is probably fertilizer

My tropical hibiscus that I overwinter inside and keep on my patio every summer has flowered poorly this year. The plant is mostly in full sun but does get some shade during the day. All summer, I fertilized once a week to promote more flowers. The plant has grown a lot with lush green leaves. What …

Plants

Where to Go in Ireland: A Cheat Sheet to the Top Destinations

Ireland is made up of castles, quiet inlets, warm people, wild and windswept beaches, vibrant cities, quaint towns, hole-in-the-wall pubs, trad …

40 Ideas for Patios

Inspiring patio designs<p><b>A patio of squares and rounds</b><p>Colored stones, surrounded by pavers of stained concrete, create the illusion of a stream …

Landscaping

Camp next to these 6 breathtaking rock formations

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: There’s just something about camping amongst the giants of nature. Feeling small has a way of doing that …

National Parks

20 of the best Earth and space documentaries to watch on Netflix in 2017

Humans have been gazing up at the stars since before the dawn of civilization. We intrinsically seek to know the unknowable and discover the …

Habitats

8th Street Home Modern Home in Boulder, Colorado by HMHAI on Dwell

Designed with practicality and green living in mind, the space is light, airy and uncluttered. The exterior respects the vernacular and traditional forms of other homes in the neighborhood with modern details and materials.<p>Quality, sustainable surfaces are found throughout the home. Flooring …

Architecture