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Heng Balance Lamp

Price: $105-$115 | Buy | LinkA truly unique desktop lighting fixture, the Heng is activated when you lift its lower wooden sphere and place it in …

The Vatican Is Looking for God in the Stars

ROME—If you think faith and science can’t share common ground, think again. Experts in both realms met last week at the Vatican Observatory to prove …

Pope Francis

Create a repeating pattern in Photoshop

You can create all manner of images and effects in Photoshop CC, and there are plenty of Photoshop tutorials, like this one, to help you do just that.<p>…

Graphics

There are 2 dimensions of time, theoretical physicist states

You can’t really enter into “another dimension” as science fiction would have you believe. Instead, dimensions are how we experience the world. But …

Time Travel

Scientists Achieve Direct Counterfactual Quantum Communication For The First Time

Communication without particle transmission.<p>Quantum communication is a strange beast, but one of the weirdest proposed forms of it is called …

Understanding Where Our Elements Really Emerged From

An alternative theory to that of the Big Bang was proposed back in 1957 in a paper concerning stellar nucleosynthesis is known as B2FH, after the …

New algorithms may revolutionize drug discoveries—and our understanding of life

A new set of machine learning algorithms developed by U of T researchers that can generate 3D structures of tiny protein molecules may revolutionize …

How Constraints Force Your Brain To Be More Creative

When we have less to work with, psychologists have found that we actually begin to see the world differently.<p>For decades, the dominant view among psychologists was that constraints served as a barrier to creativity. Anybody who spends a short time working under a confining bureaucracy, dealing with …

Cognitive science: Dennett rides again

Dan Jones relishes the philosopher's latest exploration of minds and memes.<p>From Bacteria to Bach and Back: The Evolution of Minds<p>By Daniel C. …

Physicists Say They've Manipulated 'Pure Nothingness' And Observed The Fallout

In the quantum vacuum, no one can hear you scream.<p>According to quantum mechanics, a vacuum isn't empty at all. It's actually filled with quantum …

Quantum Physics

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Add this Tweet to your website by copying the code below. Learn more<p>Add this video to your website by copying the code below. Learn more<p>Hmm, there …

A Break in the Search for the Origin of Complex Life

A group of newly discovered microbes, named after Norse gods, may belong to the lineage from which we evolved.<p>In Norse mythology, humans and our world were created by a pantheon of gods who lived in the realm of Asgard. As it turns out, these stories have a grain of truth to them.<p>Thanks to a team …

Here's the New Dark Matter-Free Theory of Gravity

Erik Verlinde has picked a fight with Einstein -- and could win.<p>The existence of dark matter is generally accepted by the sort of scientists who care …

Veggies with Vision: Do Plants See the World around Them?

Don't look now, but that tree may be watching you. Several lines of recent research suggest that plants are capable of vision—and may even possess …

Why you think you're right -- even if you're wrong

Perspective is everything, especially when it comes to examining your beliefs. Are you a soldier, prone to defending your viewpoint at all costs -- …

Critical Thinking

Snøhetta adds a rippling-stainless steel expansion to Lillehammer Art Museum and Lillehammer Cinema

<b>Norwegian studio</b> <b>Snøhetta</b> <b>has added its second expansion to the 1960's Lillehammer Art Museum and Lillehammer Cinema building.</b> The Lillehammer Art …

Don't Panic, but Physicists in Australia Just Proved Reality Doesn't Exist

Quantum physics is weird.<p>Get ready to have your mind blown. According to an experiment led by two physicists in Australia, reality doesn’t exist. …

The One Theory of Quantum Mechanics That Actually Kind of Makes Sense

But most physicists don't buy it.<p>Quantum mechanics is baffling. On the atomic and subatomic scale, matter seems to behave in ways that we, in the macro world, would generally think of as impossible. Particles can exist in two different places at once, and particle-like interferences in space are …

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Ask Ethan: What If Gravity Isn't Really Fundamental?

Ever since Newton first put forth his theory of universal gravitation, it’s been accepted that the same forces governing gravitation here on Earth also govern motion and formation of the planets, stars, galaxies and even larger-scale structures in the Universe. As our scientific understanding …

Particles

The Case Against Reality

A professor of cognitive science argues that the world is nothing like the one we experience through our senses.<p>As we go about our daily lives, we tend to assume that our perceptions—sights, sounds, textures, tastes—are an accurate portrayal of the real world. Sure, when we stop and think about …

The Advanced Material Editor (MXED) - Maxwell Render V3 Documentation

The <b>Material Editor</b> (and the whole material system) is one of the most important elements of Maxwell Render™. It provides a powerful set of parameters …

Why some of us don't have one true calling

What do you want to be when you grow up? Well, if you're not sure you want to do just one thing for the rest of your life, you're not alone. In this …

Who are you, really? The puzzle of personality

What makes you, you? Psychologists like to talk about our traits, or defined characteristics that make us who we are. But Brian Little is more …

Scientists finally answer the questions that were really on our mind

Earth - The quantum origin of time

Science has a habit of asking stupid questions. Stupid, that is, by the standards of common sense. But time and time again we have found that common sense is a poor guide to what really goes on in the world.<p>So if your response to the question "Why does time always go forwards, not backwards?" is …

Rewarding stimulation boosts immune system

Feeling good may help the body fight germs, experiments on mice suggest. When activated, nerve cells that help signal reward also boost the mice’s …