Peter Jiang

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Here’s what happened when a group of friends built a scale model of the solar system in the desert

But in reality, the solar system is extremely vast.<p>To get an idea of just how far that is, it would take about 4 hours to reach the furthest planet from the sun at the speed of light.<p>In the words of James Irwin, an astronaut on Apollo 15:<p>As we got farther and farther away, the Earth diminished in …

Where Does The Little Voice Inside Your Head Come From?

Understanding it could tell us why some people hear voices that aren’t there.<p>Often represented in cartoons as the little devils or angels that sit …

The Brain

I Asked 12 Scientists: What Is The One Fact Humanity Needs To Know?

"If civilisation was destroyed, what scientific information would you pass on to the survivors?"<p>Richard Feynman, the physicist, was once asked: "If, in some cataclysm, all of scientific knowledge were to be destroyed, and only one sentence passed on to the next generation of creatures, what …

The universe is FAKE and we're playthings of advanced civilisation says theory

Is our universe FAKE? Physicists claim we could all be the playthings of an advanced civilisation<p><b>Physicists say there is a possibility that our world</b> …

Quantum Experiment Shows How “Time” Doesn’t Exist As We Think It Does (Mind-Altering) - Alien UFO Sightings

To understand the delayed choice experiment, you have to understand the quantum double slit experiment.<p>In this experiment, tiny bits of matter …

Big Bang Nixed --"Our Universe Evolved from the Black Hole of a Collapsed 4-D Star" (Today's Most Popular)

The event horizon of a black hole — the point of no return for anything that falls in — is a spherical surface. In a higher-dimensional universe, a …

This Infographic Will Show You What’s Killing Your Creativity

If your inspiration routine involves scrolling through Tumblr until “inspiration strikes,” well, we can’t say that we haven’t been there ourselves, but there are better ways to get those creative juices flowing. <i>Entrepreneur Magazine</i> put out a very helpful/snazzy infographic to guide you through a …

Which Programming Language Should I Learn First?

Learning a programming language is difficult, but with this infographic you'll at least be able to get a decent idea of what you're getting into!

“It’s not about the sex”: The case for open relationships

Infidelity is condemned as selfish, while monogamy is celebrated. But what’s so great about living in self-denial?<p>When my boyfriend, Jason, confessed to having sex with another woman, I cried. I cried almost nonstop for a full weekend, actually, in spite of the fact that I was the one who …

What is the most difficult concept to grasp in physics?

One of the most difficult concepts to grasp would be how general relativity treats time as just the fourth dimension. The difficulty is more …

Light Photographed As A Wave And A Particle For The First Time

Seeing is believing<p>Scientists have long known that light can behave as both a particle and a wave—Einstein first predicted it in 1909. But no experiment has been able to show light in both states simultaneously. Now, researchers at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland have …

Are you emotionally intelligent? Here’s how to know for sure

When emotional intelligence (EQ) first appeared to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with average IQs outperform those with the highest IQs 70 per cent of the time. This anomaly threw a massive wrench into the broadly held assumption that IQ was the sole source …

Here's what the world would look like if countries were as big as their population sizes

Because they portray our world in only two dimensions, continents and countries become skewed, as does our perception of how big they truly are.<p>And that doesn't even factor in how many people actually live in these places.<p>Inspired by a similar 10-year-old map by cartographer Paul Breding that …

Survey Says Scientists And Public Disagree On Climate Change, GMOs, And More

What we have here is a failure to communicate<p>A new set of surveys of scientists and the public finds the two groups have widely different views about scientific issues. Conducted by the Pew Research Center in collaboration with the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the survey …